The Best Squat You’re Not Doing

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

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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The Art of Half – Kneeling

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

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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Controlling the Kettlebell During the Swing

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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