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This article on physical education is a summary of a
three-part series published on GrayCook.com. It focuses on recognizing
the goal of physical independence in fitness and healthcare decisions,
determining why we, as professionals, have failed to get there, and
proposing what we can do to improve physical literacy in diverse
Personal trainers often work with clients who have previous
injuries, in particular to the shoulder joint. This article identifies
exercise technique flaws that may contribute to shoulder pain, as well
as training strategies to promote shoulder health and function.
In this hands-on lecture from the NSCA's 2014 Personal
Training Conference, Nick Tumminello demonstrates his Top 20 mobility
and activation exercises and explains why they are in his toolbox. Nick
talks about how it is important for trainers to sort through the
hundreds of available exercises to better serve their clients.
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