All About Hips

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that your hips are the second most mobile joint in your body, after your shoulders? They are a really important gateway to movement and carry the load of your upper body allowing for almost all lower body movements. So, what’s a day in the life your hips look like? Do you sleep mostly on one [...]

Feet First: Why Functional Training Starts From the Ground Up

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"As a coach and trainer for close to 20 years now, I’ve seen how we exercise evolve dramatically!" When I first started helping people learn to workout, I spent the first 3-8 sessions showing my clients how to use the circuit machines––one machine per muscle group, 8-15 machines for a total body workout. The rationale was [...]

Pain is such a “pain” in the arse

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pain is a funny thing. Everyone has different pain perceptions. For example, a stimulus can cause a 10/10 response in one person but a 5/10 in another. Commonly pain is associated with some sort of injury or trauma to the body. However, when the injury heals but the pain still persists we are sometimes at a [...]

Overcoming Adversity & Creating a New Life

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#GradSpotlight Nicci Clark: "Ever since being rear ended in a car accident in August of 2014 and receiving multiple injuries to my neck, back, ribs, shoulders and hips, I have been on a furious and seriously dedicated mission to gain new strengths in an attempt to replace weakness and to find ways to cope with and [...]

Hyper-Mobility, Performance & Recovery: Nervous System-Based Activation & Deactivation

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the training door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this 3 part series, you'll learn how to use foam rolling & vibration [...]

Using Resistance Training to Overcome Metabolic Dysfunction: FITafer40. By Chad Benson, MSc, CSCS, CPT. Director of Education www.bcpti.ca

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Spoiler alert: this Blog, I mean book, comes from a dude’s perspective. But ladies, this article, and the concepts like bone density, fascia, and function very much apply to you. Weight training: you either love it or hate it. That being said, it is safe to assume that a large number of teenage dudes, myself included, [...]

Shoulder Mobility & Movement Prep

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In our world of sedentary lifestyles, phones and computers, sitting disease leading to typically poor posture and poor shoulder function is all too common. The shoulder joint without muscular contraction and synergistic stability is very unstable. While things like genetics, muscular balance, shoulder joint fibrosis and previous injury can certainly restrict ROM, most people actually have [...]

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