As you can see in the video front squats are not universally your better option. When an athlete has balanced posture and clean movement patterns programming is simple. When living in a society that spends the majority of their day stuck behind a desk though, finding the clean moving healthy athlete becomes extremely rare. This […]
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A case for mobility work In the last post we discussed the need for lumbo-pelvic (bottom of the torso and hips) stability and its role in determining mobility and stability relationships throughout the lower body. Today we are going to talk a bit about the value of thoracic (upper back) mobility. When talking about thoracic […]
Let’s start with a couple of quick definitions. First is stretching: stretching is the attempt to add range of motion (ROM) to a specific muscle. The second is mobilizations, or MOBs: MOBs are done to add ROM to a joint. Our goal today is to get you to think twice before doing either. We’ve all […]
As the saying goes, there are no bad exercises, just bad exercise selections. We are often asked why we don’t do more back squatting at our facility. It’s not that we don’t see value in back squatting, we have some clients that get great results back squatting, but when it comes to my risk/reward relationship […]
The picture attached shows the body proportionally to the density of nerve endings per body part. When looking at it think from an evolutionary standpoint. How would each of the oversized body parts help primitive man survive? Four organ systems are oversized in the picture. The mouth and lips, the hand, the genitals (edited off […]
Stacking cylinders (part 1): We often talk about stacking the cylinders and standing tall, here is a brief explanation of what we mean. Current clients please take a minute to watch. Our actively tall position is at the heart of the majority of what we do. Breakthrough Personal Training Cincinnati’s premier source for intelligent fitness.