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Musings and Things to Read – 7.15.2015

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Hope your summer is going along swimmingly! Here are some of my thoughts as many of our college and high school athletes are coming mid-way through their off-season training. Movement Doesn’t Tell The Whole Picture Biomechanical (in)efficiencies do not equate to physiological competency. Just because you move well in isolation outside of your sport, does not mean you have enough […]

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Mobility Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up – 9.30.13

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For starters, welcome to my new site. It is still in construction, but I’d rather welcome you and show you around my new house before I put in all the new furniture and features, so you can come back dazzled again and again. But please, leave your shoes at the front door – the wooden flooring is brand new. So peruse […]

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Methods vs Principles in the “Industry”

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As a coach, I am fortunate to come into contact with several types of people utilizing movement as their method of filtration. Whether it is guiding an athlete to gain weight for another successful in-season, or a client aiming to lose weight for an upcoming wedding, there are many avenues and paths that can be chosen.

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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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What The Future Will Look Like

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Recently there has been a large lack of direction in this blog, namely owing to the fact that I was like a tree in the wind, bending and swaying at whatever direction the wind (people’s expectations and reactions) blew.

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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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Thoughts on Hypermobility

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It wasn’t until coming to Cressey Performance that I’ve run into a good chunkful of clients, athletes, and regular people who are hypermobile or display signs of hypermobility. The idea of hypermobility and having too much range of motion due to unchecked ligamentous and/or capsular laxity is something that is rather foreign to me. Although I thought it was always […]

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