A personal trainer demonstrating a Palloff Press, a anti-rotational core exercise.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 3 ANTI-ROTATION

    Welcome back to Part 3 on how you can train your core better.  With today's article, I will talk about how you can get started with anti-rotation core exercises.  The last two articles were about anti-extension, in the supine and prone position. If you have not read those yet, go and read them here:…

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WHAT IS POWER DEVELOPMENT AND WHY EVERYONE NEEDS IT

Power development is not just for the athletes, everybody in some capacity displays power. To keep it simple, power is strength and speed, or to put in a physics equation, Force x Velocity. It is the ability to recruit a lot of motor units into movement, and being able to do it quickly. A great…

squat safety bar

WHAT IS A SQUAT SAFETY BAR

What is a squat safety bar (SSB)? Very simply, it is a bar that has two handles sticking out in the front and surrounded with padding for the upper back/ neck region and shoulders. The bar is also cambered, meaning the bar on the ends is lower than the middle. This helps move the center…

A personal trainer showing how to do a trapbar deadlift.

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN TO HIP HINGE

Hinging at the hip in another movement pattern that is essential to your health. Like the squat, it is a movement that we learned as little kids and overtime we lose the skill due to lack of practice and movement. The hip hinge is a movement in the hip while maintaining a neutral spine. This…

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SQUATS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH 

The ability to squat is a fundamental human movement that you have been capable of doing since you were toddler. It is much more than just an exercise, it is a skill that is necessary to perform certain activities. Losing the skill to squat will make life harder as you age.  So what is a…

mobility

What is Mobility and Why Everyone Should Train It

Mobility training is easily confused with flexibility, but there's a difference, and I would say mobility should be more focused. So, let's define what mobility is and how it is different from flexibility. Mobility can be best described as the active range of motion and flexibility is the passive range of motion. Mobility of a…

HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE

So your goal is to build muscle? The first step is you need to start resistance training. Resistance training is the only form of exercise that builds muscles. Another term for muscle growth that you might have heard of is hypertrophy. If your goal is to build muscle, then you will benefit from being in…