Posts in: FlexibilityRx

3D Core Stability

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Core stability has a different meaning than the phrase ‘core strength’. All movement originates from a stable core.  Core stability is the ability to resist and control movement. The core stabilizes movement and the hips drive it. Muscles perform different actions based on their functions. Certain groups [...]
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Time to Transform!

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  Strength in Conditioning for Saturday, September 13, 2014 SICFIT Scottsdale wishes all of our Whole Life Challengers the best of luck over the next month and a half! We can’t wait to see all of the transformations that will surely begin to take shape in your lives. When we take care of ourselves –– [...]
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3-Step Fix for the Butt-Wink: Preventing the Tuck Under

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 The last point of performance for the squat addressed hip-flexor tightness that can prevent an upright torso. Tight hip-flexors can also cause overextension of the low-back. This point of performance requires a neutral lumbar curve during the squat, particularly at the bottom. While over-extension is common, [...]
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Mobilizing For the Squat Part III

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, August 27, 2014 The third point of performance of the squat requires ankle, adductor, and joint-capsule flexibility.  Keeping your knees out during a squat is interdependent on keeping your weight on your heels and good squat depth. The ability to keep the knees-out during a squat is the prerequisite for [...]
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Squat Mobility Part II

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 The second point of performance for the squat builds upon the first point, the ability to keep your weight on your heels. For the hips to travel down and back below parallel, flexibility to allow hip flexion is required. The hip traction helps free a tight [...]
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Learning to Activate Your Glutes

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The glute bridge is a great exercise to incorporate into a warmup for glute activation and to inhibit the (often tight) hip flexors. Many athletes have trouble activating their glutes during squats and deadlifts from prolonged sitting during the day. The glutes contribute to hip extension [...]
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The Hip Hinge From FlexibilityRx

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 The hip hinge is a fundamental movement pattern that is the basis of picking an object off the floor as in a deadlift.  Many athletic movements are variations of the hip hinge: shooting a free throw in basketball, the ready stance in wresting, and the hip-flexed position [...]
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The SquatRx Guide

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Visit www.FlexibilityRx.com to download a copy of the SquatRx Guide. The guide breaks the squat down into seven points of performance. If you struggle to keep your knees out, keep your torso upright, or get your hips below parallel – each point of performance is explained and contains [...]
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Overhead Squat Shoulder Triplet

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  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, July 2, 2014 The following sequence prepares the shoulders for the overhead squat, which requires motion at the shoulder blade (scapula) and arms. A stable shoulder blade position on the ribcage requires proper retraction and posterior tilt. Retraction involves drawing the scapula in towards the spine. If you visualize [...]
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