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The 3 Best Interval Training Applications Ever
3 Easy Exercises Using Your Feet
3 Steps to Coach for Absolute Speed
The 5 Most Dangerous Words in The Profession I
The 5 Secrets to Fitness Studio Success
7 Awesome Medicine Ball Drills to Increase Speed
10 Important Questions About Training Kids
10-Step Guide: How to Use the Weight Loss Preset Treadmill Workouts
10 Ways To 'CREATE AN EDGE" In The Fitness Field
83 Ways to Make 2011 Your Best Year Yet
100 Ways To Create WOW!
The ABC's of Pricing Your Fitness Studio
Addition by Subtraction
Advanced Skipping
The Applied Neuroscience of Peak Performance
Agility Training for Athletic Performance
Applied Functional Science
Are We Always Concurrent in Performance Training
Are You Doing Your Abdominal Training Wrong?
Are you in The "Zone"? – Zone Lifting & Movement Concepts
Are Your Athletes Burning Out?
Assessment and Problem Solving for the Foot and Ankle
Assessment and Problem Solving for: The Hip
Athletic Development in the "Commercial Market": The need for Performance AND Longevity
The A-B-C's of Footwork
Barefoot Training & Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Basketball Speed
The Basic Science of Speed Training
Battling Ropes® Partner Ropes Training
The Battling Ropes® Power Slam. King of the Swing?
Battling Ropes Rope Fighting Drills
Battling Ropes® Training System
Beginners Guide to Movement Prep
Benefits of Stretching!
Best Practices in Youth Sports Performance
Beware of the Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Beyond Balance Training
Beyond Foam Rolling: Foundations of Deep Tissue Self-Bodywork for the IT Band
Biomechanically Based Dynamic Balance and Strength Training
The Bott Perspective (Implementing FMS into a College Football Program)
Build Bigger Legs, One at a Time
Building a Better Foundation for Youth Athletes
Building Strength and Power with Dan Baker
Breathe Well and Breathe Often – Defining and Correcting Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns for Athletic and Personal Trainers (Part 1)
Breathe Well and Breathe Often (Part 2)
Breathe Well and Breathe Often (Part 3)
Breathe Well and Breathe Often (Part 4)
Call Them Like You See Them
Center of Gravity Management – The Secret to Great Game Speed
Chain Reaction Power Thrust
Chain Reaction Training
Chain Running and Crawling
The Chop and Lift Article Series – Introduction
Part 1 – Introduction to the Chop and Lift
Part 2 – The Chop and Lift...Continued
Part 3 – The Chop and Lift...Anywhere (Using Resistance Tubing)
Part 4 – The Chop...for Power (Using Medicine Balls)
Part 5 – The Chop and Lift for Golf Conditioning
Client Retention
Coach the Athletes of Tomorrow and Expand Your Career in Sports Performance Training
Common Dietary Deficiencies
Compartment Pressure – The Secret to Preventing Impact Injuries?
Complex Simplicity of Function
Condition with Purpose
Constantly Performing at the Top of the Pack
Core Conversion: 3D-Matrix Performance System
Core Strength 1
Coordination & Movement Skill Development – The Key to Long-Term Athletic Success
Coordination Training & Young Athletes
Creating a Nutrition Strategy for your Clients
Cross-Specificity Training for Golf Fitness
Cross Transfer and Bad Physical Therapy
The Curse of Knowledge
Defensive Back Speed
Developing "Rotational Power"
Did You Ever Think Your Favorite Food Could Be Your Biggest Performance Hindrance?
Disection – A Trainer's Learning Tool
Do I Need a Multivitamin?
Do We Need More Certifications?
Do Your Job
Does It Hurt
The Dynamic Warmup
Educating Your Personnel for "People Performance"
Enhancing Athletic Coordination
Energy Systems Development (ESD): An Intelligent and Scalable System for Cardiovascular Training
Every Day Is Game Day
Exercise with a PURPOSE!
Exercise + Roadmap = Feeling Alive
EXOS Mentorships: Take Your Coaching Skills to the Next Level
The Evolution of Athlete Performance Training
EXOS to Provide Context, Clarity to Wearables Data through Work with Intel
Extreme Flexibility
The Fallacy of Keeping the Knee over the Middle of the Foot During Functional Training and Rehabilitation
Fascial Lines & Power of Propulsion
Fitness Facility Design Concepts
Foam Rollers – the Softer Side of Fitness
Four Resistance Band Moves to Maximize Your Glutes
Fit to Serve: Reshaping Youth Fitness for the 21st Century
Five Keys to Staying Hydrated
Five Resistance Training Myths in the Running World
FMS Unplugged – Episode 8: Overhead Split Squat
The Flamingo Mini-Golf Principle – Making a Real Connection with Your Community & Clients
Foot Function & Fascial Lines: Lateral Ankle Stability
Foot Function & Fascial Lines: Sesamoids, Short Foot & Stability
Foot Function & Fascial Lines: Big Toe Biomechanics: Beyond Dorsiflexion
Four Resistance Band Moves to Maximize Your Glutes
Functional Biomechanics
Functional Flexibility
Functional Flexibility: Complex Made Simple
The Future of Nutrition and Body Transformation
The General Population
Get Better Results and Be More Profitable with Small Group Training
Getting a Leg Up on Back Pain
Gift Ideas for the Holidays to Produce Raving Clients
Glute Activation: Optimizing the Function of the Posterior Power Center
Golf: Improving Performance with the 'X' Factor
Good Posture and Dynamic Balance
Got Knee Pain? Then Do This
Gray Institute – Squatting
The Great Toe Mobility: Linchpin to Movement Longevity (Part 1 – Anatomy)
Growing Your Studio Business Faster and Smarter – 3 Tips to Make a Lasting First Impression
Half Racks Revisited
Healing is Optimized with Proper Nutrition
Hiring the Right Personal Trainer or Sports Performance Coach
Hiring the Right Sports Performance Coach
How Does the Body Know?
How to Foam Roll Like a Pro
How to Help Athletes Develop Instrinsic Motivation
How to On-board Your New Trainers to Ensure They Understand Your Business Culture
How to Train and Fuel Like an EXOS Athlete
How to Use the Tec Model to Optimize Change of Direction
How to Use the Tec Model to Train for Acceleration
How Well Do You Know Your Supplements?
Hydration Tips to Help Your Athletes Beat the Heat
I Think I'll Just Do Upper Body or Run Today
If You Have A Big Enough "Why" to Start a Business, You Will Figure Out The "How"
Impact of Sit-Ups on the Entire Body
The Importance of Wearables, Data, and Energy Systems Development
Improve Your Base Steeling
Improving Lateral Speed and Agility
Increased Stride Frequency Can Enhance Game Speed
Indian Club Chain Marching
Indian Club Swinging – Mindful Motion from the Timeless Past
Inside EXOS' NFL Combine Prep Program
An Inside Look at EXOS' Tactical Training Techniques
Intro to Functional Capacity Screen
Introducing EXOS Performance Nutrition
Is Foam Rolling Bad for You?
Is It Time to Rethink Power Development?
Just These 3 Things For Your Back!! That’s It..
Kettlebells and Lower Cross Syndrome
Kettlebell Training for Power Endurance
Kettlebell Training 101
Knee Pain...A Real Pain in the Butt
Kyphosis Treatment by Deep Muscle Stimulator and Exercise
Learn More from My 5 Fitness Business Mistakes than All My Successes
Low Back Pain: A Functional Perspective
Maximize Your Acceleration to Increase Your 40-Yard Dash
Maximizing Your Athlete's Recovery
Master Your Craft: Introduction to the "Turkish Get Up"
Mastering Your Craft: The Functional Movement Screen
Mastering Your Craft: Soft Tissue Injury Treatment and Prevention
Maximizing Your Athletes' Acceleration
Mental Games to Prepare for Game-Day Pressure
Movement Prep Components 101
My Ah-ha Moments
Myofascial Mobility Through Strategic Movement
The Neurology of Aging & Movement Longevity
New Year, New Business Strategy
NFL Combine Nutrition Tips
Nutrition: How It's Helping (or Hurting) Your Athletes
ON-GROUND Function: Learning to Function...on the Ground
The Online Battling Rope Certification Course
Optimize Your Diet, Recovery and Blood Chemistry
Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment
Our Professional "Puzzle"…Structure or Function?
Overtraining Young Athletes – Part I
Overtraining Young Athletes – Part II
Paradigm Shift in Training Endurance Athletes
Performance Breathing: A Primer
Periodization Training Breakdown
Plyometric Training Part I – What It Is and What It's Not
Plyometric Training Part II – More Ups for Basketball Season
Plyometric Training Part III – Explosive Training for Upper Body Power
The Power of the Pull-Up for Increasing Game Speed
Prime Time Personal Training in 2009
Pre-Season Conditioning for College Basketball
Prevent Hamstring Injuries By Correcting Muscle Imbalances and Strengthening the Core
Program Design to Maximize Game Speed
The Real Purpose of Sports Performance Training
Resistance Bands for Strength Training – a 'Stretch' in the Right Direction
Rolling to a Speedy Recovery Post-Workout
Rotational Basketball Movements with the CrossCore 180
Scaling Function
Science & Professional Practice: Unfinished Business
Self Myofascial Release Techniques
Service Your Stride: The Runner's Edition
Sets and Reps, Simplified
Shoulder Pain and Weight Training: Understanding the Mechanics of a Complex Joint
Shuffle 3-Step Training Technique
The Simple Guide to Safer Supplementation
So: You Think You Can Dance...? Applying ABC Ladder Footwork Skills to Create Better Athletes
The Sound of Agony…But Not Defeat
Speed Training Tips
Spine Flexion Exercise: The Issues Affecting Health and Performance
Sport Learning – Coaching Styles & Methods
Sports Prep: Pre-season Recreation and Exercises for Preteens
Start & Acceleration
Static Stretching (Balanced Body Series)
Stop the Box Jump Stupidity
Strategies to Leverage the 3 Planes of Motion to Enhance Functional Movements
Strength Development: It's so Simple – Part I
Strength Development: It's so Simple – Part II
Survival of the Fittest: Chiropractic and the 21st Century
The System of Training Young Athletes
The Synonymy of Balance and Motion
The Talent Revelation
TD's Top 41 Tips for Success in the Fitness Field
Teaching Technique – Laying the Foundation of Coaching Excellence
The TEC Model: An Introduction
A Three-Level Approach to Sports Science
Three Pillars of Sports Performance Success
Three Ways to Train for Strength
Throwing Medicine Balls
Tight Hamstrings Causing Pain? Corrective Exercise Solutions
Timing is Everything
Too Busy to Get Better
The Top 4 Ways to Grow Your Fitness Business
Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Kettlebell Train
Top 10 Things Elite Coaches Do (And 6 Things They Read)
Top Fitness Mistakes and How to Correct Them
Train the Gluteal Muscles to Fire More Effectively
Training 101: How to Get Your Athletes to Be Their Best
Understanding Chronic Knee Pain Part 1 – The 'Why'
Understanding Chronic Knee Pain Part 2 – The 'What'
Understanding Sports Hernia Part 1
Understanding Sports Hernia Part 2
Using Exercise to Manage Anxiety
Use of Medicine Balls in the Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
Using Data to Help Clients Handle Stress
Using Foam Rollers
Using a Weighted Sled for Acceleration Improvement
What is Over-pronation and How Can I Benefit from Preventing It?
What Is Core? Just Take a Deep Breath and Read on
What's New, Hot, and Happening This Summer at FMS
What's Your New Year's Coaching Resolution?
What's Your Vector, Victor?
When to Progress, When to Regress
Whole Body Vibration and Gravity
Why Everyone Needs Core Training
Why Gut Health Matters
Are you in "The Zone"?