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Exercise Program Design Fundamentals, Part One

A well-designed training program is crucial for making continued progress both in the short and long term. However, program design can be a confusing topic with a countless number of articles, tips, techniques, methods and programs to choose from. In this article, you’ll find clear, simple and powerful guidelines to help you design exercise programs that deliver results without the need for outrageous gimmicks or special fitness fads. Identify the right quadrant to train in Adapted from Dan John’s book Intervention. Back in the 1970s, every month brought a new wave of magazines filled with new tools, programs and movements all guaranteed to change the lives of athletes.…


Touch Your Toes With This Toe Touch Progression

Based on a lecture by Gray Cook Simple tests can be used to reveal a lot about a person’s underlying issues.  The toe touch is one of those tests. Just like the deep squat, the toe touch is a basic movement pattern that can reveal a lot once you start looking at it in greater detail. Let’s look at why some people can’t touch their toes and what this tells us. Why some people can’t touch their toes When people have trouble touching their toes, they usually blame it on having tight hamstrings, because that’s what they feel when doing the movement.…


Coaching Movements and Skills with Nick Winkelman

There are two parts to great coaching. The first is possessing the right knowledge—what techniques to use, what exercises to use, what drills to use and what methods to use. The other part, which is often overlooked, is the ability to communicate and help people apply the information in real situations. You may know the right exercise to use, but unless you can get people to perform the exercise correctly, they won’t be able to get the results you expect. This is why the art and science of coaching is so important.   Nick Winkelman is the Director of Training Systems and Education for EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance).…


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