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The End of Crunches?

The End of Crunches?

In my recent studies, I have come across some intriguing  information on the safest way to train your core muscles.  According to Stuart McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, the core muscles should be trained for stability while flexion and hyperextension of the lumbar spine should be avoided.  He found through his […]

Functional Training

Functional Training

Functional training may be best described as exercise with a purpose.  It is training that involves multi joint movements to help enhance one’s function in sports performance, fitness development, occupational performance, or activities of daily living.  Functional training trains movements, not muscles. Human movement can be broken down into five primary movements which include: single leg […]