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Corrective Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility Part 2

Corrective Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility Part 2   Muscle Activations   What are Activations? Typically there are many muscles in the body that will get under active or under used from muscle imbalances developed. This is where muscle activations come into play. Muscle activation exercises can increase the activity of that under used muscle. How […]

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Corrective Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility Part 1

Corrective Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility Part 1 There are many techniques that may help improve your ankle mobility. Manual muscle release, self myofascial release, stretching, mobilizations, muscle activations and integrations to name a few. Let’s break down techniques and how to implement them to get the most effective results. Myofascial Muscle Release What’s a […]

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Signs You Need to Improve Ankle Mobility

  Signs You Need to Improve Ankle Mobility On a run, feeling great, out of no where there’s a weird pain in your ankle/knee. The usual response “oh it will work itself out,”  just push through it .  After the run calves are tight or maybe the dull pain comes back. You can barely walk […]

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Ankle performance and you

Function and mobility of the ankle The ankle, one of the smaller joints but bears a huge load.  1.5 times yourweight is being applied when you are walking or standing, and eight times your weight when running. The ankle is a hinge joint The three bones, the tibia the fibula and the talus come together […]

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3 Things to Make Your Sports Season a Success

Top 3 Things to Make Your Sports Season a Success Athletes want to get compete on the highest level, get stronger and dominant their sport, doing whatever it takes. Great mentality to have for the  majority of the year. During the offseason, training can be at it’s highest intensity, your body will be able to […]

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Exercise of the Week: TRX Explosive Sled Pull

Exercise of the week : TRX Explosive Sled Pull Looking for a new way to use your Trx? Tired of just pushing the sled? Wrap your Trx around the base of the sled and you have created a whole new monster! The Trx explosive sled pull can be an effective exercise to implement into an […]

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Do You Have a Big Butt or Is It an Illusion?

Do You Have a Big Butt or Is It an Illusion? Wow, That girl has a huge behind (or that guy to be equal)! Your eyes may be deceiving you. Big butts, do lie. Lower back pain, tight hips, tight hamstrings are all signs of it. The issue may be your posture. An imbalance usually […]

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5 great hockey training specific exercises

Hockey performance 5 great exercises: There are many great training techniques that may be extremely helpful for any hockey player looking to increase performance. However, the integration of the exercises chosen is what makes the difference between a successful program and a Mens health training routine.   Single leg dead lift: A great core and stability exercise, […]

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Sports Performance Quick Tip: Whey Protein Isolate vs. Concentrate?

Sports Performance Recovery – Isolate Vs. Concentrate protein   The big debate, whey protein isolate or concentrate? The popular choice right now is isolate. Isolate proteins cut out all the excess fats, sugars etc. Leading to a higher percentage of protein. Sounds like the clear winner, right? Not exactly. Many Isolate proteins go through a […]

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How Much Does Hydration Really Affect Muscle Strength?

Hydration and Muscle Strength, Does It Really Matter? Whether you are strength training, looking to lose weight, or going for athletic performance your hydration levels will dictate how well you do. Your muscles are comprised of 70-75% water. Just a 3% dehydration of a muscle can lead to a 10% decrease in muscle strength and performance. […]

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