Exposing the Importance of The Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
RULE #1: FUNDAMENTALS FIRST, ALWAYS
"You can't put fitness on dysfunction."
- Physical Therapist, Gray Cook
Have you heard of the expression "Fundamentals first?" All top-level coaches, professionals, and experts advocate the simplistic approach of having the fundamentals before anything else. One of the challenges today is that many of us want progress to the next level without having our fundamentals down first.
Neuromuscular Training and ACL Injury
According to a report published in the Journal of Athletic Training (2012; 47 , 589-90), anterior cruciate ligament injuries lead to about 113,000 ambulatory-care visits and about 75,000 outpatient surgical reconstructions among active youth and adults in the United States each year. A recent study suggests a potential key to minimizing ACL injury danger among young-adult athletes: neuromuscular training.
Nutrition Strategies for Stress and Pain Management
Nutrition: Research shows that certain foods may hellp our bodies fight the damaging effects of chronic stress and pain.
Stress and pain diminish quality of life foe missions of America ns and cost billions in healthcare expenses and lost wages.
Surveys suggest most Americans feel they're experiencing unhealthy levels of stress, and nearly 80% of adults say they've endured more stress in the past 5 years. About one-third of adults surveyed reported physical and mental complications from too much stress (APA 2013).
Rest & Recovery
Are you training for a race or a run or exercising for health benefits? Did you know that recovery from training is actually more important than the training itself, as repair and rebuilding of damaged muscle tissue can occur only during a recovery period?
Charlie Hoolihan director of personal training for the Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, Louisiana, talks below about two crucial steps for recovery...