Category Archives: Personal Trainer Education

IP Approach To Recovery & Training

Move Better – Feel Better – Train Better – Recover Better – Perform Better

When we think of a physical “performance”, we often picture physical displays such as a high-score, a series of skilled movements, a heavy lift, a fast speed, and/or a new record.  Physical displays such as these have become our typical performance indicators, however these only tell part of the story; these are merely an external result; an external performance.

mobilityBut what made that external performance possible?   What is inside the body that helped that physical task happen as it did?   It wasn’t just the hours and weeks/months/years of practice.  Practice and repetition are necessary, but these physical feats would not be possible without some degree of health and ability from the internal components.  Without a certain degree of integrity in (and ability of) those internal components, that external display could not have been posible, and all those hours of training and practice would not have even been possible. Read the rest of this entry

Cadaver & Mechanics Workshop February 21-22

Attention Trainers and Therapists!

BDx is hosting a Cadaver Anatomy & Biomechanics Course Feb 21-22!

shutterstock_136741166This 12-hour course provides a mechanical foundation for health, fitness and rehabilitation specialists by examining anatomy from an engineering and architectural perspective instead of just the “names and geography” that school typically offers. Read the rest of this entry

It Doesn’t Matter How Many Reps You Do If They Are All Horrible!

“It doesn’t matter how many you do if they are all horrible!”

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Exercise is commonly measured by external variables; how much weight you used, how many repetitions you performed, how fast you completed the challenge, or how long you could endure it, etc..

Very few people ask and assess HOW WELL you perform the challenge, and what level of focus, intention, and specificity you bring to each exercise. When we focus on the internal variables, such as tension-generation, control, intention, etc., we can bring our exercise attention where it needs to be; the human body. After all, exercise is first and foremost, about improvement of the body; not just a workout performance and/or something that gives us gym-bragging rights. Read the rest of this entry