Prayer Breathing

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:24pm PST Prayer Breathing Movement As Medicine Ninja @scottyg003 is back with one of our favorite breathing/forward flexion exercises. Prayer breathing in a great introductory segmental flexion drill that we use for clients who struggle to achieve smooth lumbar flexion and need… READ MORE

Cranky elbows?

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Dec 28, 2017 at 2:34pm PST Cranky elbows? Healthy elbows? Either way try these out. MAINTAIN & OWN your ranges of motion. Often neglected are our elbows. Here are some radio-ulnar rotations I practice every day to maintain healthy elbows as a Manual Therapist. Everyone can benefit… READ MORE

Low Dose Consistency in Technical Lifts

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:36am PDT Low Dose Consistency in Technical Lifts In an effort to improve my #TurkishGetUp 1RM, I spent many weeks practicing with low to moderate intensity loads (30%-70%). Prior to this 52kg TGU, my 1RM was the 48kg. I spent my practice time… READ MORE

Senescent Cells, Inflammation, Obesity and Disease

Obesity, chronic inflammation and modern disease have all been unambiguously linked together.  People who are obese have elevated markers of inflammation and suffer from increased rates of diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer. Recent research has pointed towards excessive cellular senescence cells as being at least a partial culprit for the increase in inflammation, DNA… READ MORE

Breaking Down the Box Jump

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:34pm PST Breaking Down the Box Jump The box jump is arguably the most bastardized exercise on the internet today. There are a lot of misunderstandings about the purpose, goal and value of the box jump. Our goal with this post is… READ MORE

One of my favorite Internal Rotation drills

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:30pm PST One of my favorite Internal Rotation drills outside of 90/90 Hip Internal Rotation. I begin with 90/90 IR Isometrics prior to performing TACTICAL FROG. Try to limit any low back activity. If your hip doesn’t have the ability to internally rotate… READ MORE

“Move WELL or lose it.”

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 2, 2017 at 6:30am PDT It’s not just “Move it or lose it” it’s “Move WELL or lose it.” Moderately progressive and intelligent exercise can be one of the most protective mechanisms we have at our disposal. Reckless and dysfunctional exercise can be one of… READ MORE

Proper Arm Positioning in the Push-Up

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Nov 30, 2016 at 2:58pm PST Proper Arm Positioning in the Push-Up One of the biggest mistakes I see people make while executing the push-up is improper arm positioning. Ideal arm positioning should create an “A or Arrow Shape” if you were to draw an imaginary… READ MORE

@stickmobility Single-Leg Deadlift Variation

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Sep 14, 2017 at 4:08pm PDT Have been using the @stickmobility Single-Leg Deadlift Variation as a hip opener prior to every workout and as primer before Loaded Single-Leg Deadlifts.      – I love this variation, especially for clients (like myself) who have an exaggerated Lordotic Curve / Lumbar… READ MORE

Helping Vs. Hurting: My Experience At Planet Fitness

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Aug 6, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT Helping Vs. Hurting: My Experience At Planet Fitness Recently, I’ve witnessed an elitist trend permeate through the fitness industry that has influenced many well meaning coaches to transition from altruistic educators to snide critics. I absolutely think that there is… READ MORE

Dan John’s Top 10 Rules for Health and Fitness.

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 10, 2016 at 7:38am PST Dan John’s Top 10 Rules for Health and Fitness. Simple, but not easy. If you can nail these everyday, chances are you will live a long and healthy life!

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How Slow Can You Go?

A post shared by Nicole Delegas (@muscle_mind_movement) on Aug 31, 2017 at 1:59pm PDT How SLOW can you Hip Circle? How much TENSION can you create? Hip C.A.R’s (Controlled Articular Rotations):      – Term and movement developed by @drandreospina and the FRC systems      – Also known as “Hip Circles” Hip C.A.R’s are one of… READ MORE