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

Coach John Wooden Series: DB Row

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:14pm PST John Wooden Coaching Part 4 Dumbbell Row. This is another Do This, Not This, This video. Dumbbell rows look simple but are really hard to teach. Take a look.

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Motor Skill Mastery: Creating Variable Pattern Options For Your Clients

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:38am PDT Motor Skill Mastery: Creating Variable Pattern Options For Your Clients Good training is often boring and for real strength training enthusiasts that’s fine. I personally could trap bar deadlift, kettle bell press and single leg squat for the rest of… READ MORE

Short On Time? Don’t Short Your Training.

Written by: Jenny Dizubla You planned for the 6 pm workout class but your final meeting of the day ran late. You wanted to get up early for that morning sweat sesh but your kid was up in the middle of the night crying. You intended to workout while ‘on the road’ but you’re feeling… READ MORE