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Movement Mechanics

The Importance of Single-Arm Training

By Marc Digesti | Jul 17, 2017

Training with weights in both of your hands is the norm—it’s what comes naturally. Why would you ever think to pick up just one dumbbell? They come in sets. But what if I said you are missing out by always training with a weight in each hand? With single-arm training you reap three big benefits that…

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RockTape is coming to Reno! – Saturday, August 19th

By Ryan Golec | Jul 13, 2017

FMT BLADES is an 8hr IASTM certification led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy AND you get to keep the tools you use in the class. FMT Blades introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The tools may be hard-edged, but the techniques…

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5 Simple Exercises to Give You #OFFICEGAINZ

By Rachel Koester | Jul 12, 2017

Over 50 percent of American men, and 60 percent of American women, never engage in any vigorous physical activity lasting more than 10 minutes per week. Study after study has clearly shown that “exercise deficiency” threatens your overall health and mental well-being, and shortens your lifespan. That said, even if you fall into the other half…

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Meet DOMS

By Marc Digesti | Jun 18, 2017

Yesterday, or two days ago, you did a strenuous workout for the first time in your life (or for the first time in a while). You dutifully did your squats, push-ups, and rows (if you followed the Beginner Bodyweight workout), or you did some barbell squats or deadlifts or pull-ups. Or maybe you decided to run a 5k…

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What is Myofascial Release?

By Marc Digesti | Apr 23, 2017

Foam rolling, trigger points, myofascial release…. these are big buzz words in fitness today… so what is it? In the simplest terms possible, the muscular system is encased in a fiberous netting called Fascia. This tissue, when healthy, moves and flows well with active muscle. But we live in a sedentary world, and this tissue…

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NEW Movement Mechanix Library

By spheasant | Apr 17, 2017

At Performance EDU, we strive to help people move better. The concept of corrective exercise often means just doing an exercise correctly. Coaching and body awareness are your greatest tools to moving well and hurting less. It’s only in the need to remap movement patterns and turn on inhibited muscles that we require regressed “corrective”…

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Why Is It So Important To Personalize A Fitness Routine?

By Marc Digesti | Mar 13, 2017

Why is it so important to personalize a fitness routine based on your body and goals, rather than just grabbing one out of a magazine or from a fitness website? Every client comes to us for a reason. Our job is to make sure that we not only guide our clients towards their goals, but…

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How Do You Move?

By Marc Digesti | Mar 12, 2017

Movement compensations can lead to repetitive strain to the musculoskeletal system resulting in chronic injury.  Injury potential may be decreased when the training session is based around identifying and correcting common movement dysfunctions.  When having movement compensations, they are usually in a result of injury, pain, muscled stiffness and/or muscle weakness. Here are some terms…

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What is recovery?

By Ryan Golec | Mar 11, 2017

We train hard. We train hard again the next day, and the next day, and the next day. We see inspirational quotes about finding a way. Train through the fatigue, train through the soreness. Pictures of massive muscle bound men and lean ripped girls lifting heavy weights, running hills, challenging themselves everyday… who wouldn’t want…

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