A lack of results, or optimal results, usually occur because of some common exercise misconceptions that we have seen and heard many times. Today we are looking to help you create more efficient workouts by increasing intensity and decreasing duration in both your cardiovascular training and strength training. That’s right, you will be able to […]
Two very common areas for mobility issues are in the shoulder joint and in your thoracic spine (t-spine). This is a great self-check movement to take a closer look at identifying any limitations in a shoulder pressing pattern. Take the 2 minutes to go through this pattern and see what happens. Can you maintain your […]
The main goal of exercise is to be the most efficient in your quest to boost metabolism and burn fat. This circuit is a great example of how you should approach your strength training workouts as far as types of exercise and rest to work ratio. Remember that this type of training can burn 9 […]
The V-Hold is an exercise that we often use as a measuring gauge for trunk strength in many of our clients. It also gives us a snapshot of lower limb mobility, or lack thereof, so we can continue our focus on achieving optimal movement patterns.
Adding single leg movement patterns to your training program is ideal if you are looking to protect yourself from injury, increase training effect, and keep things fresh and new. Check out these 3 single leg patterns and implement them today!!! For more information feel free to contact us at
In 2010 The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy put out a research article on muscle activity levels with different movements. The goal was to identify which movements resulted in the greatest muscle recruitment through the trunk musculature. A standard plank, and more challenging variations showed a high level of activity in rectus abdominus, […]
Correctly performing high-level functional tasks such as running, jumping, stepping, and squatting, are all preceded by one’s ability to maintain dynamic trunk stabilization while one leg is in hip flexion and the other in hip extension. A basic active straight leg raise pattern can help to identify lower limb mobility issues, poor trunk stability, and […]
Our goal at Peak Performance Training, INC. is to help everyone become more effective and efficient in their workouts. Injury prevention is at the top of our list, and that starts with avoiding movements that are proven to cause problems. The crunch and sit-up are at the top of this list! The main objective of […]