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Kinematic and Kinetic Chains

June 1, 2017

Article

The importance of recognizing a closed-chain activity lies in the fact that the motions of multiple joints are coupled. Weakness at any one joint will consequently limit performance of the entire movement.

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Safe Progression for Balance Exercises

May 1, 2017

Article

A major concern with balance and joint-stabilization exercises is to avoid potentially dangerous movements that depend on the preparedness of the athlete or patient and on the state of the healing tissue. Learn about progressions that minimize risk to the athlete or patient.

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Biomechanical Analysis in Practice

May 1, 2017

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This article outlines some very basic procedures for video analysis that strength and conditioning professionals can use to identify the physical demands of specific activities.

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Cadavers in Motion

Have you ever struggled to understand anatomy photos in textbooks and apply those images to real-life movement? Check out celebrated movement specialist Dr. Grove Higgins lab demonstration from the 2019 Personal Trainers Virtual Conference.

Effect of Varying Self-myofascial Release Duration on Subsequent Athletic Performance

May 20, 2019

Article

Self-myofascial release (SMR) treatments can enhance joint range-of-motion and restore movement function. This infographic summarizes the results of a study that looked at the effects of different durations of SMR on athletic performance.

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Strength Zone Training – True Full Range of Motion Strength Training

July 17, 2020

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This article discusses how personal trainers can utilize the strength zone training system in order to develop true full range of motion strength, and thus help clients perform better and further reduce injury risk.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

January 15, 2019

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Potentially, an instability training program that first involves static balance and then progresses to dynamic balance activities would improve intrinsic balance. This improvement in balance would increase movement confidence, releasing the neuromuscular system from a stiffening strategy to more unimpeded motion, force, and power development.

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The Red Light – Green Light System – A Simple Tool to Assess and Individualize Group Training

February 9, 2020

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This article introduces a potential solution for programming in the large group fitness setting with a wide variety of fitness levels.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

February 25, 2019

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This Kinetic Select from Developing the Core reviews the effects of muscle activity when performing exercises on unstable surfaces.

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Benefits of Flexibility Training

May 1, 2017

Article

Flexibility training is important because of the role that flexibility plays in improving movement performance and reducing the opportunity for injury. Learn more about the role of flexibility training in this exclusive excerpt from the book NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, published by Human Kinetics.

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