Don’t Be Married to an Exercise

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Oct 9, 2017 at 2:39pm PDT My body does not meet the adequate prerequisites to squat bilaterally. My ankles cannot achieve what I am asking them to do and perhaps I do not have the adequate motor control to be able to present a deep squat. If… READ MORE

Medicine Ball Target Throwing

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Nov 30, 2017 at 2:51pm PST Medicine Ball Target Throwing This may seem like a trivial topic but years of watching clients throw medicine balls has taught me that having an intended target to aim for makes a difference. Far too often I see clients mindlessly… READ MORE

Top 3 Core Exercises For Runners

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jan 6, 2017 at 6:18am PST Top 3 Core Exercises For Runners Many runners with good intentions of adding “a core routine” to their training, run afoul when they start adding in traditional core exercises like crunches, Russian twists and flutter kicks. This old-school approach to… READ MORE

Quadruped Hip CARs

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Nov 21, 2017 at 3:43pm PST Quadruped Hip CARs:      1. “Irradiate” / create as much tension as possible throughout your entire body. As if you were holding a plank.      2. No cheating – isolate the hip. All movement should be coming from the… READ MORE

Slideboard Conditioning

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Nov 27, 2017 at 11:46am PST Slideboard Conditioning The slideboard has been a popular training tool in the world of skating for a long time. At @bodybyboyle we utilize the slideboard with our hockey athletes as well as an alternative method of conditioning for our field… READ MORE

Progressing to the Kettlebell Snatch

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 11, 2016 at 6:12am PDT Progressing to the Kettlebell Snatch Here’s a breakdown of what I presented for my hands on @certifiedfsc summit this past weekend. The kettlebell is my favorite tool. I hate when I try to introduce someone new to a kettlebell exercise… READ MORE

POSTERIOR CAPSULE STRETCH

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Nov 28, 2017 at 1:27pm PST POSTERIOR CAPSULE STRETCH: One of my favorite stretches that I use every day with my training clients. Should feel a stretch/pulling sensation in the posterior and lateral hip. WHEN I program it in: 1. Diaphragmatic Breathing 2. 90/90 External + Internal… READ MORE

Training Philosophy is Universal

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 5, 2017 at 6:01am PST Training Philosophy is Universal Pro Athlete and Adult personal training clients training side by side with extremely similar programs. Methods are many, but principles are few. What you believe should be what you believe no matter who walks into your… READ MORE

The Dunphy Squat (PVC Assisted Tension Squat)

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:56am PST The Dunphy Squat (PVC Assisted Tension Squat) Movement As Medicine resident Ninja @scottyg003 demos one of his favorite exercises from his upcoming movement program we’ll be releasing on Exercise.com. The Dunphy squat, popularized by @stickmobility is a valuable tool that… READ MORE

This is “rehab.”

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:11pm PST This is “rehab.” As a coach “corrective exercise” or “rehab” should just be intelligently programmed training. Jimmy was referred to us a couple weeks ago reporting left adductor pain that was only present during single leg training and didn’t hamper… READ MORE

Ladder drills: Shuffle wide and stick

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on May 17, 2017 at 5:24pm PDT Team USA and Nike athlete @kaylatreanor demos one of my favorite ladder drills, shuffle wide and stick. Next time someone tells you ladders don’t develop speed just simply say ” I know”. The ladder is not about speed but it is… READ MORE