April 25 2011
Theinternet is strange in that you can express desires you couldn't or wouldn'tadmit to anyone else, anywhere else. Googlehas become everyone's best friend.Thismatters because we can get accurate and almost... View More
Half kneeling ankle dorsiflexion assessment (finis
April 20 2011
Brian turns his focus to ankle tightness in the first of a three-part series. This column offers two exercises to detect differences in the ankles.See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits... View More
Windshield Wiper (start)
April 6 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to stretch the hip into internal rotation, decreasing the risk of excessive lumbar rotation and/or knee collapse. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
March 25 2011
For this installment of mymonthly column, I want to hit you with a BIG IDEA. Do you want to know thesecret to success for personal trainers and fitness business owners? And on theflip side, what causes... View More
Diagonal Hip Flexor Lunge Step (start)
March 23 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to improve hip mobility while also increasing strength and stability in the front side leg. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits and other exercises... View More
Stationary (Profile Start)
March 9 2011
From Brian: During my assessments, I always utilize lunges in all three planes to observe and pick up movement dysfunction. So many times as fitness professionals, we are eager to use lunges as a solid... View More
Feb. 28 2011
Therewas a time when I was once an innocent trainer with a very humble view of whatit meant to make it in the fitness business. I was looking at what everyoneelse was doing and based my plans off of that.... View More
RDL Hip Driver (start)_0
Feb. 9 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise that will help increase hip mobility/stability, hamstring flexibility and desirable strength and balance for optimal physical performance in your clients. Note: Some... View More
Jan. 27 2011
LeonardoDa Vinci said "Simplicity is theultimate sophistication." While we may not always take life and careeradvice from Leonardo Da Vinci, that little bit of advice shouldbe kept in mind when designing... View More
Reverse Diver Start
Jan. 19 2011
In his latest Functionally Fit column, Brian offers an exercise to activate and strengthen the extensor muscles, rhomboids and lower trapezius for reduced shoulder pain.See 'Related Resources' below for... View More
BOSU SL Stick (start)_0
Jan. 5 2011
In his latest column, Brian demonstrates anexercise that will help prevent ACL injuries and increase ankle stability, among other benefits. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits and... View More
Dec. 22 2010
What do Katy Perry, Catherine Zeta Jones, and a gecko lizard have in common? Before your mind jumps to some perverted fantasy, let me tell you what I’m getting at: All three of them are spokespeople... View More
Crossing Lunge Start
Dec. 21 2010
In his latest Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates two versions of crossing lunges, both of which are good for increasing hip strength and stability.Note: These lunges can be done moving in a forward orbackward... View More
Assisted Hip Flexor Stretch Start
Nov. 22 2010
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian adds tubing to add support and increase continuity of the Hip Flexor Stretch. This exercise is good for relieving hip and abdominal tightness, both contributors... View More
Nov. 12 2010
When it comes to boot camps and group training, you'll find most trainers have an either/or attitude. You'll find them taking a stance behind one or the other business model and defending their position... View More
Nov. 10 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU series, Brian demonstrates an exercise that is great for a total-body workout, especially swimmers and throwers looking to improve scapular stability and trunk control. See... View More
Oct. 27 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU Balance Trainer series Brian demonstrates an exercise to increase shoulder and core strength and stability, a great exercise for overhead athletes. See 'Related Resources'... View More
Oct. 15 2010
I'm sure you've heard it a million times: "Don’t give away your services. It devalues you as a professional. Doctors don't give away their time." As a professional, you should charge your normal... View More
Oct. 13 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU Balance Trainer series, Brian combines the plank and Balance Trainer to create a simple exercise for improving core strength and stability. See 'Related Resources' below for... View More
Oct. 8 2010
Some of you reading this might be a littletoo young to remember, but there was a comedian back in the '80s when I wasgrowing up named Rodney Dangerfield. He's the guy that used tocomplain about how he... View More