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Plank Variations

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, […]

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Leg Lowering Progression

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 […]

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Pallof Press: Training Trunk Stabilization

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 […]

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Ankle Mobility

Our entire kinetic chain starts with proper mobility of the ankle, which is at the ground level of all movements. A lack of sufficient mobility can cause knee pain, decrease speed and power, and limit total body movement patterns. Check out these 2 basic mobility exercises that can be done on a daily basis to […]

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Strength Training Circuit #1

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 […]

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