Trainers & Coaches
Is Your Training Functional or Circus Act?
Whether a movement can be called functional depends on the needs of the individual.
Pimp Your Strength Program With Movement and Mobility
You often read and hear about mobility and stability, but what does these concepts really mean inside of the weight room?
What Does "Corrective Exercise" Really Mean?
Corrective exercise is all the rage in fitness today, but how does it best apply to individual programming?
Simple Tips to Improve Essential Natural Hip Function
Enhancing hip function is the first place I look to make significant gains in my clients’ ability to move better.
Why I Will Never Program a Deadlift Again
What was final straw that made me turn my back on the king of strength exercises?
Beyond the FMS: How to Design Powerful Corrective Exercises
Bad patterns need to be broken before improvement of stability and motor control can take place.
How to Coach New Clients: Don't Go Too Far
Don’t try to get new clients back in shape in a day. That’s a massive error on the first play.
FMS Suggests Low Injury Risk in Experienced Distance Runners
A new study used the FMS to determine whether distance runners are at an increased risk for injury.
The Value of the Get Up: Broken Down Into 6 Pieces
Here's a list of reasons why you should be doing the get up, broken down by section - as in, the various sections of the movement itself. And no, it's not just simply standing up with a bell.
Use the FMS to Assess Mobility, Not Performance
A new study on rugby players confirmed that the functional movement screen is best used to gauge mobility and flexibility, as opposed to athletic performance.
Proper Progression and Loading for the Single Leg Deadlift
The goal of an exercise isn’t to become outstanding at that exercise, but to use it to improve your training. The SLDL will aid running and kicking, as well as main exercises like the deadlift.
Good Movement Is Corrective: Why the Squat Might Be Better Than Screening
How can you hide corrective exercise within regular training so clients do what they need, rather than just what they want? Here's how.
Product Review: The SmartFlex
The fitness world is filled with garbage. But every now and then something truly great either gets reborn, like kettlebells, or gets invented. Such is the case with the SmartFlex.
Phase One: How to Reset the Body and Awake Your Inner 6-Year-Old
Something funny happens around age six - we get sent to school. Gone are the days of moving and exploring, replaced instead by sitting and learning. Here's how to reset your body and your movement.
The Functional Movement Screen: 8 Articles to Help You Assess Yourself and Your Clients
The functional movement screen, or FMS, has become a popular way to screen athletes and clients. Here are 8 articles that explain what it is, how to use it, and why it's important.
Breaking Muscle HQ
You're Going to See This Again: Fitness Trends Are Talking and You Need to Listen
The fitness industry is giving us some real clues right now, but are you paying attention? Bodyweight and movement-based training are trends for a valid reason.
Injury-Proofing Your Body With the Functional Movement Screen
The NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and Special Ops military personnel all use it to keep themselves injury-free. What is it - this functional movement screen? Here's what it is and why you should use it.
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