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The Best Functional Exercises in the World

October 31, 2014

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Opinions about the best functional exercises will always differ; however, science, logic, and a systematic approach will reduce confusion and debate. In this session from the 2014 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Gray Cook presents an interactive discussion that will provide you with the tools to elevate your skills with exercise choice and program design.

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Executing Key Progressive Sequences for Functional Strength

October 31, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Diane Vives demonstrates key sequences of progressive and regressive tactics that build functional strength for primary lower body exercises. Learn to coach effectively in order to prompt the best execution and to identify common barriers of better movement to determine the best choices for progression and regression tactics for these movements.

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Are the Seated Leg Extension, Leg Curl, and Adduction Machine Exercises Non-Functional or Risky?

June 1, 2017

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This article highlights the scientific evidence on exercises like the seated leg extension, leg curl, and adduction machines to highlight their potential benefits on enhanced performance and potentially reducing injury risk.

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18 Basic Core Training Exercises

May 1, 2017

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Almost all functional movements of the trunk are combinations or variations of four basic movement patterns: trunk flexion, trunk extension, trunk rotation, and trunk lateral flexion. This article lists exercises to address each of these movement patterns.

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Resistance Exercise Programming—A Mixed-Training Approach

July 1, 2014

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Olympic-style lifting, functional training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding should all be considered when designing a program to improve general health, fitness, and functional capacity.

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Effective Functional Exercise Programming for the Older Fitness Client After a Total Knee Replacement

April 1, 2014

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This article examines the effects that are commonly experienced by people who have undergone knee replacement surgery as well as the exercises that can help them regain functionality.

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Stability and the Squat: Front-Loaded versus Back-Loaded Squatting—Part 4

June 1, 2017

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Squatting may be commonplace in the weight room, but proper execution of this great exercise is difficult. Strength and conditioning coaches will need to properly select exercises and cue their athletes in a way that not only allows for a proper stabilizing strategy to occur, but promotes it.

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Which Foot Placement Provides Better Stability when Performing the Barbell Biceps Curl Exercise—Staggered or Parallel?

August 5, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to examine which foot placement (staggered or parallel) provides better trunk stability when performing the barbell biceps curl exercise.

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Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries—A Review for Fitness Professionals

January 1, 2015

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Because a client’s functional abilities will change in each of the tissue healing phases, the fitness professional must understand the time it takes to heal and the science behind each phase in order to prescribe safe exercises for clients in those phases.

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The Promotion of Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis

October 31, 2019

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With almost one million people in the United States living with multiple sclerosis, this article aims to provide personal trainers with ideas for exercises to meet the needs of these individuals.

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