Acceleration Training: Sled Drag Sprints

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:38am PDT Acceleration Training: Sled Drag Sprints 🏃🏼 — 🛷 💨 Like @michael_boyle1959 posted last week we’ve been loving the use of sled sprints in our acceleration progression at @bodybyboyle. The small external load from… READ MORE

Real-Life Laboratory

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 28, 2018 at 1:42pm PDT Real-Life Laboratory On Wednesday Jim and I like to experiment. I train him in a group with two other guys on Monday and Friday and we adhere to a fairly consistent program. Typically… READ MORE

Get A Grip: Utilizing Irradiation During Injury And Rehab

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 21, 2018 at 11:12am PDT Get A Grip: Utilizing Irradiation During Injury And Rehab Upper body injuries can significantly limit training progress and create strength imbalances between the affected and unaffected limbs. Although complete rest is often required… READ MORE

3 Tips For Getting To Your First Push-Up

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 23, 2018 at 12:29pm PDT 3 Tips For Getting To Your First Push-Up Doing your first real, flat ground push-up is major milestone for any gym-goer. Unfortunately, I see many people struggle for way longer than necessary to… READ MORE

Improving Shoulder Internal Rotation

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:23am PDT Improving Shoulder Internal Rotation 1: Supine Breathing: Repositioning the ribs with breathing drills should be the starting point when looking to improve shoulder internal rotation. Depression and internal rotation of the ribs does wonders for restoring length-tension relationships around the… READ MORE

Alternative Power Exercises

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Aug 26, 2017 at 3:22pm PDT Alternative Power Exercises In our last post I touched on how we use the Olympic lifts with our athletes at @bodybyboyle. However, not every athlete can or should Olympic lift. Back, shoulder and wrist pain can often be limiting factors… READ MORE

Kinesthetic Cueing

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 18, 2018 at 2:27pm PDT Kinesthetic Cueing During our CFSC courses we frequently teach kinesthetic cueing techniques. Kinesthetic cueing makes life easier for both the coach and the client. How many times has an athlete failed to understand the posturing you describe when deadlifting, hinging… READ MORE

So You Can Coach, But Can You Present?

by Jenny Dziubla It is now a widely accepted practice to incorporate breath training into exercise. This hasn’t always been the case. For a long time, we assumed that our ability to breathe without conscious awareness meant we were doing it effectively. But as this Movement As Medicine article states; Unfortunately, lack of consciousness for… READ MORE

Wall Hip Flexor Holds

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:18am PST I stole this idea from @not_mark_sanchez and really like it. My favorite warmups combine flexibility and mobility and this Wall Hip Flexor does both. Think five second active lift and hold reps with a hard exhale. Notice the addition of the… READ MORE

Lateral Crawl w/ Push Up

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 12, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT This exercise combo is a staple in most of my workouts both in the warmup and the lift. @n.rodriguez.coach is one of my biggest coaching influences. She was “The Coach” for many of us who have passed through the MBSC… READ MORE

Coaching Points: Half Kneeling Cable Lift

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Mar 16, 2018 at 1:34pm PDT Coaching Points: Half Kneeling Cable Lift The Half Kneeling Cable Lift is one of our most frequently programmed exercises. In fact, we’ve posted about it on here before but there are some finer coaching points that people often miss that… READ MORE