45 Degree Continuous Bounding

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Nov 6, 2016 at 3:35am PST 45 Degree Continuous Bounding This is what bounding should look like! @Luville20 from our Level 2 @certifiedfsc course does a great job demonstrating how to produce power and absorb elastic energy during a plyometric exercise. Bounds should look light and springy.… READ MORE

Surviving Marathon Season

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jan 30, 2018 at 2:51pm PST Surviving Marathon Season Are you training for the Boston Marathon or ramping up your triathalon offseason training? Make sure you are putting in your time at the gym as well as on the road. Endurance athletes will often come to… READ MORE

The ONLY time I use unstable surface training

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 13, 2017 at 3:45am PST The ONLY time I use unstable surface training. Generally, I loathe training on unstable surfaces. Squatting on a BOSU or dumbbell bench press with your back on a stability ball is not only a complete waste of time but also… READ MORE

Strength Training For Runners

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:09am PDT Strength Training For Runners If you are a runner, professional or recreational, you should be strength training. This video shows my client Karen crushing the weights. Karen has picked up the running bug in the last few years, running marathons,… READ MORE

Sometimes you have to drag your kids with you to workout…literally.

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 14, 2017 at 8:16am PST Sometimes you have to drag your kids with you to workout…literally. In all seriousness though…What type of example do you set for your children? Direct messaging and parental modeling are important factors in forming adolescent views on exercise and nutrition.… READ MORE

The Cross Transfer of Training to an Injured Limb

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 27, 2016 at 2:05pm PDT Too often we come across an athlete who has been advised to “do nothing but rest” due to an injury. We really do not appreciate this passive approach to dealing with injury, in fact, we would argue that it leads… READ MORE

Another RFESS Set Up Option?

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on Mar 29, 2017 at 11:35am PDT Blatantly stolen from my man @jasonspray but had to do it. I love this idea on two levels 1- load reduction. Always looking for maximum benefit / minimum load ( minimal effective dose). The back foot is now just a stabilizer.… READ MORE

Single Leg Training and Postural Control

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 21, 2016 at 8:20am PDT Single Leg Training and Postural Control “Intense strength training appears to increase maximal walking speed but may not improve sit-to-stand ability or standing balance in active, communist dwelling older adults” I was pissed when I first read this conclusion in… READ MORE

Aerobic Brain Circuits

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 7, 2016 at 6:59am PDT Aerobic Brain Circuits “Aerobic exercise increased volume in the prefrontal and temporal cortex, the two regions that are often reported to show substantial age related deterioration.” As we age our body will entropy if we let it. Our brain shrinks,… READ MORE

Big Rocks > Small Rocks

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:37am PDT We always try to educate our athletes and clients that the “small rocks,” those little extra things for gaining an edge, will only be successful if we’re taking care of the “big rocks.” * Sleep * Hydration * Proper nutrition… READ MORE

Six Drills I Used To Improve My Ankle Mobility

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:02pm PST Six Drills I Used To Improve My Ankle Mobility I’ve had poor dorsiflexion in my ankles for a long time. My left side was especially bad due to a tibia break I experienced at 11 years old. I’ve seen it… READ MORE