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Patrick Conway works as an Exercise Physiologist with the United States Air Force. One of his duties is to create fitness programs for injured military members seen by Air Force medical providers. Conway teaches and certifies approximately 400 military members as physical training leaders per year. He also conducts running clinics with motion analysis (Dartfish) and Functional Movement Screens (FMS) for military and civilians on the base. He is certified with FMS and TRX systems, as well as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Level 1 Firefighter (FF-1). Prior to the Air Force and college, Conway worked at the Tonopah Test Range as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) special response team.
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I agree. Great tool for those on the go as well. Thank you for sharing
Great article! These are some great exercises that don't need equipment, and they can be done while at home or on the go.