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 […]
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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 […]
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.
Whenever we work with soccer teams, particularly women’s teams, one question constantly comes from parents. “What are you doing to protect her ACL?” It’s a very valid question, considering over 50% of collegiate women’s soccer players have at least one ACL tear during their careers. Before we can answer it though let’s define our risk […]
When watching last weeks’ video, hopefully some of you saw that notable dysfunction and wondered, ” Why don’t you just coach her to keep that knee out! She’s gonna hurt herself!” First off, I applaud you. We most certainly don’t want to strengthen our athletes from a valgus knee position. Strength on dysfunction is a […]