Special Populations

Sports Conditioning For Children

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Sports conditioning for children, which in context of this paper, represent prepubescent and teenage boys and girls, has been a question of the dangers and effectiveness of a child engaging in cardiovascular and resistance training during their growing years, which according to Powers and Howley, stops around the age of 18-20.  The difficulty in addressing […]

Nutrition Concepts

Adequate Protein Intake Review

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The adequate amount of protein intake for an athlete who trains regularly in resistance and cardiovascular endurance, according to the USRDA and backed by a study from the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (2007), is approximately 1.2 to 1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (4).  Campbell et al (2007) […]

Corrective Exercise

Postural Assessment Client: Myself

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I am well aware that it can be difficult to understand how a postural or movement assessment can be completed online, and what a Corrective Exercise Specialist is looking for in order to re-establish proper length-tension relationships to improve muscular force output.  My client information is always private, so I thought the best example would […]

Corrective Exercise

How To Correct Forward Head Posture

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Whether it’s looking down at our phone, at the screen in front of us, or just the effects of prolonged forward head posture, it is evident that we are altering the positioning of our spines, thus creating a neuromuscular dysfunction all along our Kinetic Chain of movement.  This altered posture is creating an ever growing […]

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Breaking It Down: The Biomechanics of the Baseball Swing

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Breaking down the biomechanics of the baseball swing, we must first begin in the neutral stance, just a baseball player awaits the pitch.  A player’s lower torso is positioned so that the knees are slightly in a flexed position(~45 degrees), which would occur in the sagittal plane in an isometric muscle contraction.  To help provide […]

Corrective Exercise

#Morningmobility on Monday 1/21/19

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Happy Dr. Martin Luther King day, honoring a man who lived his life with purpose fighting for change.  Starting my #mondaymotivation is was definitely not easy today.  2 days ago I completed my first outdoor run, and made it 1.75 miles lugging around this 220lb frame.  It amazes me how much having that extra 20lbs […]

Corrective Exercise

Practicing What I Preach

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You always hear the analogies of how the person in a specific profession is usually the worst case scenario in that field.  For example, the plumber usually needs quite a bit of plumbing work in his own house, the accountant usually needs to fix his own finances, and for me, the Corrective Exercise Specialist, well.., […]