Movement Basics: ‘Three Planes of Movement’

Years ago, during a summer strength and conditioning workout at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, I remember our graduate strength and conditioning coach, a soft spoken 6’3” former Iowa football player,  introduced an exercise to our wrestling team. He called it a “landmine rotational lunge.” Similar to you, I thought “What. in. the. hell?”  then[…]

Movement Basics: Achieving Range of Motion

Thus far in the Movement Basics Blog we have talked a bit about breathing, body organization, position, and the effectiveness of mastering these principles. These foundational components of movement are at the base of strength and conditioning and training. These topics are rarely the theme of a training session but they are always present.  Today[…]