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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 14 – Improve Your Speed Today

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There are tons of ways to improve explosiveness and athleticism. One of the coveted ideas for achieving athleticism involves “triple extension” – extension of the hips, knees, and ankles in a very rapid manner. Since there are a plethora of exercises can help develop the quality of explosiveness and power, many may throw the baby out with the bath water, instead […]

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APPLYING THE “JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH” TO THE KNEE IN DANCERS: PART 1

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The knee is a fickle joint. On one end it is the cause for many major injuries, ranging from anterior knee pain, to ACL reconstruction. And on the other end, there has been a push for “ACL Injury Prevention” programs, largely aimed at the female demographic, but the way the Eagles have started their 2013 pre-season year, it seems someone […]

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Morning Musings #8 – Fat Loss, Density Training, and Alcohol

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With the heat wave here in South Jersey, and the 4th of July just passing this weekend, it is undoubtedly beach season. In my head, it is automatically summertime the first day it hits 80° degrees in the spring, so I’ve been saying, “suns out, guns out,” since then.

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The Push-Up: Part 3 – The Overhead Push-Up

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Ninjas, gymnasts, and Cirque du Soleil. What do they all have in common? Besides all things that I wish was or something I wish I partook in, they all utilize amazing forms of acrobatics and movements in their chosen art. The one movement I will focus on today is the handstand, and achieving the handstand push-up.

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The Push-Up: Part 2 – Progressions

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Alliteration aside, progressing beyond the push-up is something all youth athletes and fitness enthusiasts want to do, yet most haven’t primed their bodies from a physical point of view. I wanted to start doing some REALLY cool stuff as soon as possible. But, my body simply wasn’t ready. I was competing with breakdancers and gymnasts who have been prepping their […]

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The Push-Up: Part 1 – Are You Doing These Common Push-Up Errors?

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From when I was young, push-ups were attractive to me for a few reasons: They are easy to understand – hands on the floor, and push away from the the floor. Done. It offered quick results – do one more push-up than your previous best attempt, and you were stronger, and had more endurance. Doing rep upon rep of push-ups […]

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Joint by Joint Approach and Applying this to Dance: The Ankle

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THE JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH The joint by joint approach was popularized by Physical Therapist and FMS pioneer Gray Cook. The idea behind this approach is that certain joints need mobility, and others need stability in order to have a functioning body, both for health and athletic performances.

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