What is a Foam Roller, and why should I be using one?

A foam roller is a tool that is used for self myofascial release. Myofascial release is a type of soft tissue therapy. It is generally used for the treatment of skeletal muscle tightness/immobility and soreness. The theory is that it will help improve blood and lymphatic circulation, while relaxing muscles that are contracted, and also […]

5 moves you should be doing if you are not

Often times we get caught up in the latest, newest and hottest fitness trends and or products. I think it’s just part of who we are as humans to want variety and a little spice in life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  However when it comes to exercise and fitness we don’t need […]

What is the Functional Movement Screen?

Over the last few weeks we have gotten a barrage of questions regarding the Functional Movement Screen. Some of these questions include, what is it? Why use it and how does it work? And who is it for/what does it do? I wanted to answer them, taking information directly from the source at www.functionalmovement.com Q. […]

Are You Average?

After a recent conversation with a fellow personal trainer, it sparked the question: how many pullups can the average american male perform? After some research I found the answer, which in a certain sense is nothing short of embarrassing. The number of pullups the average american male can perform is a big whopping 1! Now […]

Deadlift

Having an exercise with the word “dead” in it you know it is a serious lift; one to not be taken lightly. So what is a Deadlift? Simply put, a Deadlift is nothing more then bending or “hinging” at the hips, while maintaining a neutral spine, with minimal knee bend, in order to pick up […]