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The experts in functional training, rehabilitation and sports performance.
The experts in functional training, rehabilitation and sports performance.

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Countdown to Orlando 2017:
3 Steps to Coach for Absolute Speed

by Nick Winkelman

"Absolute speed, which represents the running technique needed to sustain a constant speed over a given distance, is one of the most fundamental movement skills needed for sport and life.

While the maximal velocity a person can achieve is limited by genetics, and not nearly as fast as our four-legged counterparts, we still have the ability to improve both speed and efficiency over short (100 meter) and long (5K) distances.

The key is to understand the technique that allows us to optimize efficiency, identify the most common errors associated with absolute speed, and deliver the cues needed to correct those errors.

Depending on the sport, athletes will accelerate between zero and 20 yards before transitioning into a more upright or vertical position. It's this vertical position that marks the start of the absolute speed phase.

For a 100-meter sprinter this absolute speed phase will last a few seconds, but if you're a marathon runner, it could last hours. The technique we discuss below will generally apply to those that need to run fast over short distances (less than 100 meters) and those that need to run slow over longer distances (more than 100 meters)..."

Don't miss Nick in Orlando for our 3-Day Summit (Jun 2-4)--Register here and get

#performbetter #nickwinkelman #orlando #fitfam


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Countdown to Orlando:

Why You Should Train Your Breathing for Better Movement
by Dana Santas

"A common misconception is that diaphragmatic breathing is reserved for deep breathing. In reality, it’s fundamental to all functional breathing. Just as you use your bicep to bend your arm in full and partial elbow flexion, your diaphragm should function during deep and shallow breathing.

However, through exposure to illness, injury, or stress, many of us unknowingly develop a less-than-optimal, chest-oriented breathing pattern that pulls the rib cage forward and up, compromising diaphragm function. Consequently, to compensate for the lack of diaphragm action, we recruit chest, neck, shoulder, and upper back muscles to act as “accessory” breathing muscles. This causes chronic tension, locking the upper body into poor—often painful—posture that can include slumped shoulders, winging shoulder blades, and a flattened mid-back. When muscles of the shoulder girdle are pulled into assisting with breathing, it makes them less functionally available for their primary roles in movements like rotating, pushing, and pulling..."

Don't miss Dana at our 3-Day Summit in Orlando Jun 2-4:

#performbetter #orlando #breathing

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We want to say THANK YOU to all who came to our 1-Day Seminar in Phoenix yesterday! You guys are awesome!

Last but not least--Dallas, TX!

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#dallas #performbetter #fitfam

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We're headed your way next for our last 1-Day Seminar of the year on May 6th!

Join Robert Dos Remedios, Mike Boyle, Rachel Cosgrove, and Lee Burton.

You don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn from the top experts in strength and conditioning.

Register here:

#dallas #performbetter #fitfam

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Strength Coach TV is BACK! Check out this episode touring Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning!

#strengthcoach #gymlife #mikeboyle #performbetter

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Why The Glutes Matter
by Meredith Parker

"Whether it’s a Saturday tee time with the guys, a regional tournament, or a corporate outing to entertain clients, there remains a desire to perform, and perform well. Golfers come to me with one ultimate goal: play consistently well.
It sounds quite vague, and yet is the very thing that separates amateurs from the pros. We play great sometimes. They play great most all of the time.

Unfortunately, many people wait until there is a problem (example being back or knee pain), before they start addressing underlying mechanical and physiological issues. Naturally, the immediate response is to force an unnatural movement pattern or body position in efforts to fix the problem. It’s like putting tape where there needs to be a nail. Eventually, we’re back to square one..."

#TPI #glutes #golf

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Last Call for our Phoenix 1-Day Seminar on April,22nd! Don't miss out on this great learning experience.

Join Mike Boyle, Charlie Weingroff, Brandon Marcello, and Martin Rooney.

Register here:

#phoenix #performbetter #fitfam

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Happy Easter from all of us at Perform Better! We hope everyone is enjoying this day with family and friends!

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by Kevin Carr from Movement As Medicine

"If you asked me “What is the most common dysfunction you see in clients on a daily basis?”, I’d say unequivocally that it would be limitations in hip mobility.
It seems like everyone I see from middle-aged desk jockeys to teenage hockey players is suffering from early onset rigor mortis of the hips.

With no end of this problem in sight I figured it would be a good idea to post a few of my go-to mobility drills when I’m trying improve hip mobility in the squat pattern. Specifically, these are drills I prescribe when I see clients who are limited in flexion and external rotation from tone in the deep rotators and posterior capsule..."

#hips #movement #kevincarr
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