Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Corrective exercise for Strongmen? at Least Teach Them How To Squat!

My friend Jason Nunn of Nunn's Performance Training and http://nunnstronger.com asked me if I had read the article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research "Comparison of Different Strongman Events: Trunk Muscle Activation and Lumbar Spine Motion, Load and Stiffness" by Stuart McGill, Art McDermott and Chad M.J. Fenwick . My answer was "no" but sounded interesting and would check it out. I did and this post is inspired by my reading as well as some of my teaching.

The rest of this post is continued at http://ericbeard.com/archives/2009/07/the-elite-strongmen-know-how-to-disassociate-squat-and-yes-do-their-corrective-exercise/

Thanks for reading!

Eric Beard
Athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Corrective Exercise for Hamstring Tightness? YES!! And the #1 thing not to do for most tight hamstrings...

Here are two good videos for clients, parents and friends.


The first is solutions for hamstring tightness and the second...(hint...DO NOT DO THOSE STRETCHES!)..try an integrated approach and corrective exercise! Psoas, hip flexors and calves should be looked at!!!!
...the second is a brief introduction to foam rolling/myofascial release
Thanks for reading!

Eric Beard
Athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist
theericbeard.blogspot.com
http://www.ericbeard.com/

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How to Spot Tightness in the Adductor Magnus

Did you see my video about spotting tightness in the adductor magnus?

Internal hip rotation is extremely important during functional movements like; squatting, walking, lunging and running. When the hip does not rotate internally like it should, there can be increased strain on the sacro-illiac joint and even cause low back tightness. If left unchecked, an overactive adductor magnus can cause tightness in the hip capsule and further restrict motion at the hip causing stress to the knee (especially in closed chain positions). Not good!

I will add more on my site http://ericbeard.com on this topic ...I am in the process of switching over all of my new entries to that site once i work out a few small bugs. My library of blogs is on there now. So if you want to peruse any of the 125 plus entries for FREE just visit http://ericbeard.com and use the search function to look up a topic.

Here is the video about spotting adductor magnus tightness...

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Thanks for watching!

Eric Beard
Athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Glute Medius Activation for Corrective Exercise

Hi guys and gals!

I have moved all of my content to http://ericbeard.com so if you are looking for any of the

archived entries, please visit ericbeard.com

I will have the story that goes with this video there...and I think the video works better without my head...how about you?

video

Thanks for watching!

Eric Beard
Athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist
theericbeard.blogspot.com
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