OTP Article Archive

By Contributor, Alphabetical by Last Name

Eric Beard: Quick Breathing Assessment

Eric Beard: Thoracic Spine Disassociation

Eric Beard: Thoracic Spine Impairment and Dysfunction

Mike Boyle: How to Build a Successful Training Business

Lee Burton: Balance and Stability for Older Clients

Lee Burton: Building on the FMS Performance Pyramid

Lee Burton: The FMS is the Entry Point

Mark Cheng: Breathing as Fundamental Movement

Mark Cheng: Cross Crawling

Mark Cheng: Emotional Attachments – Exercise, Identity and Addiction

Mark Cheng: Half-kneeling Rotation

Mark Cheng: Movement is Just Like Money

Mark Cheng: Prehab—Rehab for Posture

Mark Cheng, Steve Middleton: Why Sitting Is Bad for You (and What to Do about It) (contributors)

Chip Conrad: Goal Setting, Level One

Chip Conrad: Pushup and Plank Stability

Gray Cook: Dysfunction Red Flags

Gray Cook: Function or Dysfunction

Gray Cook: Get The Toe Touch Before You Teach The Deadlift

Gray Cook: Motor Control and Stability and Prime Mover Training

Gray Cook: Movement and Environment

Gray Cook: Movement Habits and Repatterning

Gray Cook: Movement Minimums

Gray Cook: Movement Principles

Gray Cook: Self-Limiting Exercise and The Movement Principles

Gray Cook: Touch Your Toes with This Toe Touch Progression

Gray Cook: What I Look for in a Functional Movement Screen Score

Gray Cook: Working on Breathing in Patterns

Alwyn Cosgrove: The FMS and Group Settings

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing The Volleyball Knee

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing the Volleyball Shoulder

Greg Dea: Questioning the Plank

Greg Dea: Wellness Monitoring

Kathy Dooley: Restoring Authentic Breathing and Core Control

Dave Draper: The Dungeon, 1963

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: 6 Reasons Why ALL Women Should Perform Resistance Training

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: A Trainer’s Guide to Pregnant Clients

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: A Trainer’s Guide to Pregnant Clients, Part II – Exercises to Avoid

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: Training Pregnant Clients, Part III – Beneficial Exercises

Sue Falsone: Cervical Thoracic Anatomy

Sue Falsone: Shoulder Rotation Drills

Sue Falsone: What to Look for Before Shoulder Stretching

Sue Falsone: Yoga for Strength

Sue Falsone: Becoming the First Female Head Athletic Trainer in the MLB (contributor)

Sue Falsone: Looking after the Shoulder and Shoulder Injuries (contributor)

Wil Fleming: Weightlifting Technique is Not Complicated

Brian Friedman: Gain Awesome Kettlebell Technique with Yoga

Marc Halpern: A Nutrition Plan that Works

Marc Halpern: Better Food Choices

Josh Hillis: The Fat Loss Happens on Monday Coaching System

Josh Hillis: The Ultimate Guide to Losing Fat (and Keeping it off for Good) [Infographic]

Josh Hillis: Three Painless Ways to Lose Weight by Cutting Calories, Not Counting Them

Chris Holder: Breaking Down Coaching Instruction

Chris Holder: Coaching with Confidence to Share Knowledge and Experience

Chris Holder: Mentoring Young Coaches

Chris Holder: Training Failure – When to Push Young Athletes and When to Wait

Joel Jamieson: How to Write a World-Class Conditioning Program in 15 Minutes or Less

Dan John: Alignment

Dan John: A Quick Chat about Assessments (contributor)

Dan John: Exercise Program Design Fundamentals, Part One (contributor)

Dan John: Exercise Program Design Fundamentals, Part Two (contributor)

Dan John’s Four Quadrants [Infographic]

Dan John’s Four Quadrants (book excerpt)

Dan John: Four Ways to Fire Up Work Capacity

Dan John: Gaps in Training

Dan John: 5 Basic Human Movements

Dan John: Getting Started in Fitness Writing

Dan John: Goblet Squat

Dan John: Is Your Athlete Up to The Standards?

Dan John: The Now What? Matrix

Dan John: Programming Checklists & Calendars

Dan John: Ramping Up — Training Rules for the Big Push

Dan John: Shark Habits

Dan John: Strength Coaching Athletes

Dan John: Training Longevity — Life in the Weight Room

Dan John: Training for Tomorrow

Ron Jones: Keeping Your Feet Healthy (contributor)

Vik Khanna and Chad Estes: Movement as Health: Are You Training to the Razor’s Edge?

Liz Koch: Over-Dominant Quads and the Psoas

Taylor Lewis: How Training Specialized Athletes Helps Your Everyday Clients

Taylor Lewis: Time Under Tension

Craig Liebenson: Guarding after Injury

Craig Liebenson: Restoring Hip Extension

Guy Massi: Stay General or Go Specific When Training Young Athletes?

Vince McConnell: The Best Damn Training Program, Period  (Relatively Speaking)

Vince McConnell: Training at 50 (or 20) and Beyond

Stuart McGill: Can Movement Quality Predict Future Injuries

Stuart McGill: Hip Anatomy

Stuart McGill: Taking Charge of Back Pain—Empowering Self-Advocacy

Lorimer Moseley: Pain and the Placebo Effect

Lorimer Moseley: Perception and Pain

Evan Osar: Corrective Exercise Essentials

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises, Part II

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises, Part III

Evan Osar: Low Back Pain – The Myth of The Weak Core – Part 1

Evan Osar: Low Back Pain – The Myth of The Weak Core – Part 2

Glenn Pendlay: Common Weightlifting Mistakes

Glenn Pendlay: Do You Need to Stomp in Weightlifting?

Glenn Pendlay: Hand Position for the Snatch

Glenn Pendlay: Structuring The Training Week

Glenn Pendlay: The Texas Method

Glenn Pendlay: The Training Log

Thomas Plummer: The Fitness Business

Andrew Read: What’s The Opposite of the Get Up?

Mark Reifkind: Body Maintenance — The Power of Routine

Mark Reifkind: Diaphragmatic Breathing

Mark Reifkind: Foam Rolling Pain Points

Mark Reifkind: Shoulder Mobility

Mark Reifkind: Tissue Quality

Tracy Reifkind: The Transformative Power of the Kettlebell Swing

Robb Rogers: Regeneration Strategies

Greg Rose: FMS Scores in Elite Athletes

Jerry Scarlato: Fitness Marketing – Three Priorities for Trainers

Mark Snow: Avoiding The Pitfalls of Group Training Using The FMS (contributor)

Mark Snow: Using the FMS in a Group Fitness or Bootcamp Class

Emily Splichal: Choosing The Right Footwear for Fitness and Performance (contributor)

Emily Splichal: Small Nerve Stimulation – The Future of Proprioception Training

Emily Splichal: Understanding Impact Forces (contributor)

Jeffrey Tucker: Treating and Preventing Knee Pain and Knee Injuries (contributor)

Charlie Weingroff & Mark Cheng: Hacking the Hinge, an Interview 

Charlie Weingroff: Hip Hinge Biomechanics

Charlie Weingroff: The Joint-by-Joint Approach to Training

Charlie Weingroff: Reactive Neuromuscular Training for the Deep Squat

Charlie Weingroff and Mark Cheng: Working the Wrong Joints

Dave Whitley: The Art of Perfect Practice

Nick Winkelman: Coaching Movements and Skills with Nick Winkelman (contributor)

Adam Wolf: Hip Motion in Gait

Adam Wolf: Integrated Motion and the Frontal Plane Lunge

Adam Wolf: Neurological Changes vs. Structural Changes – Hardware or Software

Joey Wolfe: Connecting with Players is Coaching to Win

Robert Yang: Nutrition for Active, Aging Athletes

 

By Topic Category

Movement Screening

Functional Movement Systems [Infographic]

Lee Burton: Building on the FMS Performance Pyramid

Lee Burton: The FMS is the Entry Point

Gray Cook: Dysfunction Red Flags

Gray Cook: Function or Dysfunction

Gray Cook: Movement Habits and Repatterning

Gray Cook: Movement Minimums

Gray Cook: Movement Principles

Gray Cook: Self-Limiting Exercise and The Movement Principles

Gray Cook: Touch Your Toes with This Toe Touch Progression

Gray Cook: What I Look for in a Functional Movement Screen Score

Gray Cook: Working on Breathing in Patterns

Alwyn Cosgrove: The FMS and Group Settings

Greg Rose: FMS Scores in Elite Athletes

Avoiding The Pitfalls of Group Training Using The FMS

Stuart McGill: Can Movement Quality Predict Future Injuries

Stuart McGill: Hip Anatomy

Charlie Weingroff: Reactive Neuromuscular Training for the Deep Squat

Mark Snow: Using the FMS in a Group Fitness or Bootcamp Class

 

Corrective Exercise & Injury Prevention

Dan John: Exercise Program Design Fundamentals, Part One

Dan John: Exercise Program Design Fundamentals, Part Two

Dan John: Training Longevity — Life in the Weight Room

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing The Volleyball Knee

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing the Volleyball Shoulder

Greg Dea: Questioning the Plank

Evan Osar: Corrective Exercise Essentials

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises, Part II

Evan Osar: Forward Shoulder Posture and Scapular Retraction Exercises, Part III

Evan Osar: Low Back Pain – The Myth of The Weak Core – Part 1

Evan Osar: Low Back Pain – The Myth of The Weak Core – Part 2

Gray Cook: Function or Dysfunction

Gray Cook: Get The Toe Touch Before You Teach The Deadlift

Gray Cook: Motor Control and Stability and Prime Mover Training

Gray Cook: Movement Habits and Repatterning

Gray Cook: Self-Limiting Exercise and The Movement Principles

Stuart McGill: Can Movement Quality Predict Future Injuries

T-Spine Mobility

Treating and Preventing Knee Pain and Knee Injuries

Ron Jones: Keeping Your Feet Healthy

Sue Falsone: Cervical Thoracic Anatomy

Sue Falsone: Looking after the Shoulder and Shoulder Injuries

Sue Falsone: Shoulder Rotation Drills

Sue Falsone: What to Look for Before Shoulder Stretching

Hacking the Hinge Interview with Charlie Weingroff and Mark Cheng

Working the Wrong Joints with Charlie Weingroff and Mark Cheng

Charlie Weingroff: Reactive Neuromuscular Training for the Deep Squat

Emily Splichal: Small Nerve Stimulation – The Future of Proprioception Training

Liz Koch: Over-Dominant Quads and the Psoas

The Neurodevelopmental Sequence for Trainers

Lee Burton: Balance and Stability for Older Clients

Craig Liebenson: Guarding after Injury

Craig Liebenson: Restoring Hip Extension

Shoulder Health: An Overview of Anatomy and Injury

Alwyn Cosgrove: The FMS and Group Settings

Mark Reifkind: Body Maintenance — The Power of Routine

Mark Reifkind: Diaphragmatic Breathing

Mark Reifkind: Foam Rolling Pain Points

Mark Reifkind: Shoulder Mobility

Mark Reifkind: Tissue Quality

Mark Cheng: Breathing as Fundamental Movement

Mark Cheng: Cross Crawling

Mark Cheng: Prehab—Rehab for Posture

Eric Beard: Quick Breathing Assessment

Eric Beard: Thoracic Spine Disassociation

Eric Beard: Thoracic Spine Impairment and Dysfunction

Kathy Dooley: Restoring Authentic Breathing and Core Control

Lorimer Moseley: Perception and Pain

Adam Wolf: Hip Motion in Gait

Adam Wolf: Integrated Motion and the Frontal Plane Lunge

 

Exercises, Training & Programming

Coaching Movements and Skills with Nick Winkelman

Emily Splichal: Understanding Impact Forces

Vince McConnell: The Best Damn Training Program, Period  (Relatively Speaking)

Vince McConnell: Training at 50 (or 20) and Beyond

Dan John: Alignment

Dan John’s Four Quadrants [Infographic]

Dan John’s Four Quadrants (book excerpt)

Dan John: Four Ways to Fire Up Work Capacity

Dan John: 5 Basic Human Movements

Dan John: Gaps in Training

Dan John: Goblet Squat

Dan John: Is Your Athlete Up to The Standards?

Dan John: The Now What? Matrix

Dan John: Programming Checklists & Calendars

Dan John: Ramping Up — Training Rules for the Big Push

Dan John: Strength Coaching Athletes

Dan John: Training Longevity — Life in the Weight Room

Dan John: Training for Tomorrow

What are Goblet Squats? How to Do a Goblet Squat

Hacking the Hinge Interview with Charlie Weingroff and Mark Cheng

Charlie Weingroff: Hip Hinge Biomechanics

Charlie Weingroff: The Joint-by-Joint Approach to Training

Dan John: A Quick Chat about Assessments

Taylor Lewis: How Training Specialized Athletes Helps Your Everyday Clients

Taylor Lewis: Time Under Tension

Chip Conrad: Goal Setting, Level One

Chip Conrad: Pushup and Plank Stability

Mark Cheng: Emotional Attachments – Exercise, Identity and Addiction

Mark Cheng: Half-kneeling Rotation

Mark Cheng: Movement is Just Like Money

Sagittal, frontal and transverse planes: Planes of human motion

Choosing The Right Footwear for Fitness and Performance

The Neurodevelopmental Sequence for Trainers

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: 6 Reasons Why ALL Women Should Perform Resistance Training

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: A Trainer’s Guide to Pregnant Clients

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: A Trainer’s Guide to Pregnant Clients, Part II – Exercises to Avoid

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: Training Pregnant Clients, Part III – Beneficial Exercises

Greg Dea: Questioning the Plank

Greg Dea: Wellness Monitoring

Gray Cook: Movement and Environment

Andrew Read: What’s The Opposite of the Get Up?

Vik Khanna and Chad Estes: Movement as Health: Are You Training to the Razor’s Edge?

Stuart McGill: Hip Anatomy

Glenn Pendlay: Common Weightlifting Mistakes

Glenn Pendlay: Do You Need to Stomp in Weightlifting?

Glenn Pendlay: Hand Position for the Snatch

Glenn Pendlay: Structuring The Training Week

Glenn Pendlay: The Texas Method

Glenn Pendlay: The Training Log

Mark Reifkind: Shoulder Mobility

Tracy Reifkind: The Transformative Power of the Kettlebell Swing

The Squat: Why is it called the King of Exercises?

The Squat: Why is it called the King of Exercises? Part 2

How to Coach a Bigger and Better Deadlift

Wil Fleming: Weightlifting Technique is Not Complicated

Joel Jamieson: How to Write a World-Class Conditioning Program in 15 Minutes or Less

Brian Friedman: Gain Awesome Kettlebell Technique with Yoga

Guy Massi: Stay General or Go Specific When Training Young Athletes?

Dave Whitley: The Art of Perfect Practice

Chris Holder: Breaking Down Coaching Instruction

Chris Holder: Training Failure – When to Push Young Athletes and When to Wait

Robb Rogers: Regeneration Strategies

 

Nutrition, Weight Gain & Fat Loss

Marc Halpern: A Nutrition Plan that Works

Marc Halpern: Better Food Choices

Josh Hillis: The Fat Loss Happens on Monday Coaching System

Josh Hillis: Three Painless Ways to Lose Weight by Cutting Calories, Not Counting Them

Robert Yang: Nutrition for Active, Aging Athletes

The Ultimate Guide to Losing Fat (and Keeping it off for Good) [Infographic]

Tracy Reifkind: The Transformative Power of the Kettlebell Swing

 

Sports Specific

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing The Volleyball Knee

Greg Dea: Bulletproofing the Volleyball Shoulder

Joey Wolfe: Connecting with Players is Coaching to Win (Baseball)

Guy Massi: Stay General or Go Specific When Training Young Athletes?

 

Training Modalities

Sue Falsone: Yoga for Strength

 

Career & Personal Growth

Mike Boyle: How to Build a Successful Training Business

Mark Cheng: Emotional Attachments – Exercise, Identity and Addiction

Chris Holder: Breaking Down Coaching Instruction

Chris Holder: Coaching with Confidence to Share Knowledge and Experience

Chris Holder: Mentoring Young Coaches

Thomas Plummer: The Fitness Business

Dan John: Getting Started in Fitness Writing

Dan John: Ramping Up — Training Rules for the Big Push

Dan John: Shark Habits

Dan John: Training Longevity — Life in the Weight Room

Dave Draper: The Dungeon, 1963

Jerry Scarlato: Fitness Marketing – Three Priorities for Trainers

Joel Jamieson: How to Write a World-Class Conditioning Program in 15 Minutes or Less

Why Sitting Is Bad for You (and What to Do about It)

Attract a Steady Stream of New Clients Using Facebook Ads

Becoming the First Female Head Athletic Trainer in the MLB