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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.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design balance exercises joint-stabilization exercises strength and conditioning injury avoidance prehabilitation

Incorporate Dynamic and Static Core Exercises

May 1, 2017

Article

Static and dynamic conditioning of the core musculature is important in activities of daily living and in sport. This book excerpt includes sample static exercises to strengthen the core muscles responsible for stabilization against, or movement through, the four basic movement patterns.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

February 25, 2019

Article

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

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Core Development Stability Agonist Antagonist Muscle Activity

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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Knee Movement and Exercise Guidelines

July 29, 2019

Article

This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training discusses the importance of education on proper running surfaces, appropriate footwear, and the benefits of cross-training in addressing overuse of the knee.

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Low Back Pain—The Mobility-Stability Continuum

August 13, 2018

Article

Nearly all fitness professionals are forced to address low back pain (LBP) to some extent, regardless of the age or population with which they work. The purpose of this article is to shed light on contemporary research surrounding LBP.

Personal trainers Program design Mobility Lower Back Pain Mobility for Lower Back Stability Stability for Lower Back

Using Feedback Drills to Coach the Turkish Get-Up

July 8, 2019

Article

This article is an overview of the Turkish get-up movement, as well as cues and drills to help in this movement.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Turkish Get-Up Movement Multi-Joint Movement Cues Drills

Developing Linemen from the Ground Up

February 18, 2019

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Linemen often do not get the same attention of the skill positions like a quarterback or wide receiver. However offensive and defensive linemen can control much of a football games tempo and outcome. This article goes over key areas to develop a well-rounded program for football linemen.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Football Linemen hs-coaching Programming for Linemen

Core Strength and Functionality with Loaded Carries

July 1, 2016

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What training approaches are efficient and effective at developing functionality and resiliency at the core? The answer lies within an intelligent, systemic, multi-method approach to training the core, including an eclectic set of training tools to individualize specific needs of athletes.

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