Next Time Someone Says “You Lift Like A Girl” Say Thanks!

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:51am PDT Next time someone says “you lift like a girl” say thanks. Weights don’t discriminate, neither do we. Here, boys lift like girls and girls lift like boys #interchangeable  Iron moves with painted nails too 💅💁 @bodybyboyle  @movementasmedicine @perform_better  @lululemon  Interested in Working… READ MORE

You Can’t Do That Exercise In A Group Setting!

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Apr 29, 2016 at 3:09pm PDT “You Can’t Do That Exercise In A Group Setting” That’s the line I hear from other coaches all the time. It’s a cop out. I understand that logistics are logistics. You have to do the best you can with what… READ MORE

The Best Position is Your Next Position

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Oct 23, 2016 at 2:43pm PDT The best position is your next position. Whether you’re on the floor, at your desk or even standing – always MOVE. We were not created to be sedentary beings. Don’t let your body forget that! @movementasmedicine @bodybyboyle Interested in Working With… READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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