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If your client has low back pain have you considered a health problem?

education health pain Jan 06, 2018

I can’t even tell you how many cases of chronic lower back pain we’ve seen with absolutely no injury event to go with it.

When your lower back hurts for no obvious reason there is an underlying health problem causing it. It’s never strictly a back problem.

The unfortunate issue...

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Try this mobility drill before you do pushing or pulling exercises!

education mobility Jan 05, 2018

Scapular Camshaft from Taylor Kruse on Vimeo.

 

No matter how deep we go with our practice, owning the basics pays life long dividends.

The Scapular Cam Shaft (from Zhealth Performance) is one of our favorites for helping people to eliminate pain and reclaim mobility, coordination and...

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Try this mobility drill as prep before squats or lunges!

education mobility results Jan 04, 2018

Closed Chain Knee Circle from Taylor Kruse on Vimeo.

 

No matter how deep we go with our practice, owning the basics pays life long dividends.

The closed chain knee circle (from Zhealth Performance) is one of our favorites for helping people to eliminate pain and reclaim mobility,...

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What drives your desire to be living in your best health?

education Jan 04, 2018

As personal trainers, it is easy for our health goals to become unrelatable. For some people, it appears unreachable.

“They were born that way.” “She’s a health nut.”

The struggle that we actually go through to maintain our health can often go unseen.

My personal...

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Drastically improve skills as a movement expert by targeting inputs

education health pain Jan 03, 2018

If you are a well practiced personal trainer, coach or therapist it’s likely that you are a proprioception expert! Meaning, you teach people how to move more efficiently!

Movement is an example of an “output.” So you could say that squats, lunges, pull ups or any exercise for...

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To improve your clients performance consider movement prediction

education Jan 01, 2018

Becoming better at moving is about increasing your movement options!

With increased movement options you increase your brains ability to predict it’s environment. When the brain can predict accurately you are granted options.

When you know your environment, movement becomes less...

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Consider creating external targets to improve client performance

education health Dec 29, 2017

Ready!? Basic Neurology 101 - the nervous system does 3 things!

  1. Receives information.
  2. Interprets and decides what to do about it.
  3. Creates a motor output based on it.

The different sensory systems that our brain uses to interpret the world act like satellites that relay information back to the...

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If you are chronically tight you might have a breathing problem

Sitting here working on our next big project - A beginners guide to improving your breathing! Coming in Jan 2018

Do you feel tight all of the time? Regardless of how active you are? Here’s the thing... Exercise and training should never result in more tightness. If it does, it’s...

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Our Christmas morning workout in the snow

Christmas clubs from Taylor Kruse on Vimeo.

 

A little movement today in a winter wonderland. 

Merry Christmas. 

 

About the Author:

Taylor Kruse, recently featured in Men's Health, is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.

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Let's Start 2018 with a Motivational Mindset

It is that time of year when we all reflect on our successes and our failures - weighing the two on a scale that teeter totters between good and bad. 

Before we get caught up in that mindset, I challenge you to get off the scale and instead, make a list of all of your successes. What worked...

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