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Balance Exercises EVERYONE Should Master

Rationale for Balance Exercises Balance training is one of the most underrated modalities of a training program. Balance exercises are often used as a reactionary measure (to someone who has experienced an injury from a fall) rather than for the host of benefits they provide. I tend to work with clients over the age of [...]

Squat Variations for New Clients: by Courtney Parson

Our clients know how to sit on a chair. They do it every day. No matter their age, their lifestyle, their occupation, your clients squat. Even if they don't know that they do, they squat. A squat is not just an exercise, It's a movement pattern. Usually, what I find is when I ask someone [...]

Overhead Mobility: Lengthening Techniques

The main objective of stretching within a Corrective Exercise Continuum is to restore or improve "length-tension relationships" (the net resting tension at a joint; too many biceps curls results in "bodybuilder's elbows" - perma-flexed elbows). Now that the length-tension relationships are improved, [...]

Tools and Lenses – an Instructor Spotlight by Dr. Benjamin J. Stevens

When I first started training clients in my teenage years, I had this very specific perception of how I would get better at my job. I wanted to be one of the best there was! However, being completely new and green, my resume was essentially a blank piece of paper with my address on it. [...]

Overhead Mobility: Inhibitory Techniques

Welcome to a 4-part mini-series on the Corrective Exercise protocol for Overhead Mobility. In this series, I will break down the 4-stage Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEC) for the "arms fall forward" movement-compensation observed in an Overhead Squat Assessment (OHSA). Using this CEC will help participants improve overhead mobility, kyphotic posture, and upper body strength [...]

6 Foundation Exercises to Build up your Baseline Fitness Abilities

There are a lot of reasons people sign up for exercise: to lose weight, lose fat, gain muscle, gain strength, improve flexibility, reduce pain, have more energy, be healthy, etc. Let’s say there are two main categories: look better and feel better. But if you’re not particularly inspired by the vagueness of those options, here’s a [...]

By | October 9th, 2020|Caradiovasular Health, Core, Mobility & Movement, Squat & Deadlift|0 Comments

Swiss Ball vs Mat Exercise for the Core

Blog by: Chad Benson, Lead Instructor, MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS, CanFitPro PTS Ashley Periera-Docherty, BS, MPT, NASM CPT Logan Dube, BA Psychology, CPT, CanFitPro PTS, FIS, NWS Our core is a system of muscles that work to improve our body’s central stability. However, the majority of people believe that those with a “6-pack” have great [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Core|0 Comments