The Best Squat You’re Not Doing

By Parabolic Team
Mar 27, 2017
The squat is arguably the most important movement pattern there is to athletic performance and overall health. It requires the ability to express and control full range of motion at your ankles, knees, and hips while maintaining a stable trunk position. These qualities are vital to any number of sport movements, such as sprinting, cutting, jumping, landing, and driving into an opponent to make a block or tackle. Additionally, when loaded, the squat is one of the best exercises there...
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Three Ways to Make Pushups More Challenging

By Parabolic Team
Mar 27, 2017
When it comes to bang for your buck exercises, it’s difficult to beat the pushup.  Nearly every client who walks through the doors of Parabolic will, at some point during his or her time with us, learn to execute the pushup with a high level of technical proficiency, and an understanding that it is as valuable a tool as there is in the quest for a bigger, stronger, healthier and more resilient upper body. The benefits of a well-executed pushup...
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Keep Your Head In The Game

By Parabolic Team
Jan 18, 2017
The Centegra Sports Concussion Program offers a collaborative approach between primary care physicians, neurologists and neuro-rehabilitation experts to manage and treat sports-related concussions. A concussion is a brain injury that: IS SERIOUS May be caused by a bump or blow to the head Can happen even if you haven’t been knocked unconscious Can be serious even if you’ve just been “dinged” Can change the way your brain normally works Signs and symptoms of a concussion can appear immediately after the...
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Why Stretching Isn’t Always the Answer

By Parabolic Team
Jan 13, 2017
When working with athletes we often find ourselves having to adjust highly developed programs on the spot. While it’s great to have a plan and periodized program, it often times works as a road map that we efficiently have to detour around. A combination of countless variables such as a lack of recovery, poor nutrition, training right after a practice or a game, stress, or obviously pain, can act as road blocks causing a coach to acknowledge that the best...
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Get Your Power Back After An Injury!

By Parabolic Team
Nov 13, 2016
Are you having trouble regaining your quick first step following an injury? Do you consistently struggle to produce force with one shoulder? Is there a reason why a recent study shows that only 55-70% of athlete’s recovering from ACL Reconstruction do not return to competitive sport (Ardern et al 2014.) I believe that a common reason is that much of today’s current rehabilitation model doesn’t ask an athlete to challenge his or her nervous system in the way necessary to...
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The Art of Half – Kneeling

By Parabolic Team
Oct 11, 2016
The half-kneeling position is a developmental position that provides tremendous benefits including reflexive core, hip, and split stance stability.  Unfortunately, many people still perform it improperly, rendering it largely ineffective.  Use the kneeling to half-kneeling progression to ensure that you’re getting the most out of half-kneeling training every time. Core stability is a term that gets thrown around quite about in the health and fitness community, and more times then not, the purpose is missed.  Core stability is not achieved...
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The Top 4 Shoulder Stability Exercises You Aren’t Doing… Yet

By Parabolic Team
Dec 12, 2016
We need reflexive stability and proper joint positioning to express true savagery.  Incorporate these four exercises into your training or movement prep to develop stable, fully integrated shoulders capable of moving big weight. What You Need To Know Reflexive stability of the shoulder and mobility of the scapula are vital to maintaining long-term shoulder health and optimizing athletic performance.  Like any other joint, the shoulder requires a delicate balance of mobility and stability in order to function properly.  Development and...
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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

By Parabolic Team
Sep 23, 2016
The way in which physical therapist are performing soft tissue mobilization or massage has changed recently. A growing number of physical therapists are moving towards IASTM, or instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. This entails using some sort of hard edged instrument made of metal, plastic or ceramic in order to apply a force to soft tissue in an attempt to increase the body’s healing response. The tools provide advantages for both patient and therapist. They provide palpable feedback as they...
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Controlling the Kettlebell During the Swing

By Parabolic Team
Aug 19, 2016
One of the most important elements in kettlebell lifting is controlling the path the bell takes. Since most of the lifts are ballistic, once the weight is moving its going to keep going in whatever direction you send it, which in lifts like the swing and snatch is away from your body due to powerful hip extension. Thus, it is critical for the lifter to learn to manipulate the path of the bell while it’s “in flight”. In this video...
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