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David Otey

Deconstructing the Pull-Up – The Most Suppressed Exercise

It’s more common than ever to see people with exercise specific goals. While I am not the biggest fan of exercise based goals, what it has done is opened up the world of fitness to an entirely new demographic – the disempowered. Yes, you read that right, DISEMPOWERED. Pull ups[…]

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Shane McLean

6 Sensory System Exercises for Health and Performance

Long before I was a trainer, I saw the devastating effects of losing balance and falling. My grandmother not once but twice fell and broke both of her hips on separate occasions. Her mobility was severely affected for the rest of her life. As a certified trainer and a Silver[…]

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Charley Gould

Risks vs. Rewards of Barbell Good Mornings: Are They Worth It?

Perhaps no exercise rose to infamy more quickly than barbell good mornings when, in 1969, Bruce Lee reportedly blew out his back while performing them. He had to take a layoff from training for a long period of time thereafter, and while he did get back to training (to no[…]

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Justin Farnsworth

Soft Skills – The Key to Unlocking the Client/Trainer Relationship

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW **Soft skills (communication, critical thinking, leadership, attitude, etc) are extremely hard to quantify but extremely important to develop in the health and wellness industry. **The way you talk and interact with your clients will have a profound impact on their performance. **Learning to be good[…]

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Logan Dubé

MYOFASCIAL LINES – AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO CORE TRAINING – PART 2

I wanted to follow up the Movement & Myofascial Lines article with another one focused on training core within those patterns. If you haven’t read that first article yet, CLICK HERE But Logan, based on what we’ve learned at the PPSC, doesn’t every movement train core? Isn’t that the point[…]

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Tasha Whelan

Central Nervous System Preparation for Special Populations

As a Fitness Professional for over 15 years, I have had both the opportunity to work with people from all walks. Many times, I have found myself working with people who have unique health and fitness needs. Whether they be post rehabilitation, movement impaired, diabetic or have other prevalent diseases,[…]

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Logan Dubé

Myofascial Lines – An Integrated Approach to Core Training

Chest day or push focus? Back day or pull focus? I’ve always found language to be a fascinating thing to pay attention to. In the PPSC we talk about language in the context of empowering clients to work around pain and focus on what they can accomplish and build on[…]

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David Otey

5 Immediate Fixes for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of most common musculoskeletal injuries, period. It is estimated between 60%-80% of individuals will have some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. That number is staggering. In an industry where we demand so much movement and celebrate grandiose feats of[…]

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