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The 7 Functional Movement Screens Paired with Correlated Exercises

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Oct 26, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT We bring our cars in for inspection to ensure our safety. How are our bodies any different? Before we add load to movement, we must first pass the appropriate prerequisites! The FMS is a great screen we use @bodybyboyle to see if our… READ MORE

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The Catch Position

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Apr 19, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT When working with the hang clean, the catch position is just as crucial as any other part of the lift. A poor catch position can lead to several issues. -Wrist and elbow pain or injury. -Reinforce poor mechanics for other… READ MORE

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Life and Sport Demands Force Production and Force Absorption

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:47pm PST “True strength is not hardening, it is resilience, adaptability, stability. It is characterized by elasticity, which allows quick recuperation from fatigue.” (103, Ida Rolf) Life and sport demands force production and force absorption. Focus in on my feet. Notice that one… READ MORE

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Training After Sports Hernia Repair

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Apr 6, 2016 at 3:55pm PDT “Training After Sports Hernia Repair” I’ve been working everyday with @leoodood to get him back on track following sports hernia surgery. Leo has presented pretty damn good 8 weeks post surgery. He’s reporting no pain and his range of motion is… READ MORE

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Kettlebell Bench Press

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Nov 30, 2016 at 4:02pm PST A few lifts I swapped into my program that cleaned up months of shoulder discomfort! Turkish Get-Up: 🔹This is one of my favorite lifts for multiple reasons. The Get-Up challenges both the stability of the top and bottom shoulder. 🔹The bell… READ MORE

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So, What Are The Benefits of “Agility” Ladder Drills?

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Dec 29, 2016 at 2:36pm PST TRUE speed, quickness and agility are developed in the weight room. Strong legs are resilient legs Strong legs generate more force into the ground 🔸Greater force production = higher vertical jump & more horizontal speed. So what are the benefits of… READ MORE

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Progressing To The Kettlebell Swing

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 22, 2016 at 2:27pm PDT Progressing To The Kettlebell Swing The Kettlebell swing is hands down my favorite exercise for the general population. It’s a great tool for developing power and burning fat and it’s fairly safe and easy to teach. However, if it is… READ MORE

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Nothing But a Hip-Hinge!

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Dec 13, 2016 at 1:44pm PST Nothing but a hip-hinge! Here are a few of many hip-hinge variations: 1. Single-Leg Hip Lift         2. Single-Leg Deadlift         3. Trap Bar Deadlift         4. Kettlebell Swing      … READ MORE

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(Re)Conditioning Glenohumeral Stability

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 9, 2016 at 9:22am PST 360* (Re)Conditioning Glenohumeral Stability When (re)conditioning the shoulder, if dynamic stability is too stressful, here are a few considerations to get started with. 1- 360* stabilization. Using a light band with just enough force to create an isometric contraction, walk… READ MORE

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Training While On The Road

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 8, 2016 at 7:54am PST Training While On The Road # “It’s not about perfect. It’s about just doing something.” # I’ve been traveling for 10 days and my “training” has been scarce, at least if you think about it in the traditional sense. 5×5… READ MORE

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Sled March & Hang Clean

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:18pm PST Borrowed coach @nikaouellette for today’s demonstrations! Sled Push Benefits: 🔹Increases speed acceleration 🔹Teaches athletes how to generate horizontal force 🔹One of the best tools available for speed development 🔹”Athletes incorporate the joint dynamics of sprinting through hip hyperextension against resistance” (Functional Training… READ MORE

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You Can’t Cheat Gravity

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:13pm PST You can’t cheat gravity. 🔹When an object is dropped – it’s path is vertical and perpendicular to the earth. 🔹The same rule applies with mostly all lifts. 🔹Any horizontal movement forward or backwards lengthens the path and increases the risk of… READ MORE