Diaphragmatic Breathing

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS If you missed yesterday’s post about the diaphragm muscle, check it out here: Anatomy Review: Diaphragm In summary, the diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity.  It’s primary role is in respiration, but in some cases it will also act as… Continue reading Diaphragmatic Breathing

Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS Yesterday we discussed the science behind taking a deload week during our training in hopes of making better progress.  If you missed it, check it out here: https://skylerzarndt.com/2014/12/09/deloading-back-off-to-get-bigger-part-1/ For a quick overview, we NEED rest and recovery built into our training programs in order to maximize potential.  We can’t always… Continue reading Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2

Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 1

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS As the Holidays approach, I find myself tinkering with my current lifting program, trying to schedule my lifts around the hectic schedule that awaits me at the end of the month.  Between traveling, family time, more traveling, and then some more traveling on top of that, this time of… Continue reading Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 1

Central Nervous System Fatigue

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS As I was talking to one of my co-workers today after his heavy deadlift session, the topic of Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue came up as a topic.  What prefaced this topic was his horrendous attempts at weights near 90% of his 1 Rep Max.  And when I say “horrendous,”… Continue reading Central Nervous System Fatigue

Functional Range Conditioning: PAIL’s and RAIL’s

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS So far in this Functional Range Conditioning review, we have discussed stretching, progressive adaptation, Controlled Articular Rotation’s (CAR’s), and now we will talk briefly about PAIL’s and RAIL’s. PAIL’s and RAIL’s are terms that are unique to FRC, such as CAR’s is unique as well.  PAIL’s and RAIL’s stands… Continue reading Functional Range Conditioning: PAIL’s and RAIL’s

Functional Range Conditioning Review: Controlled Articular Rotations

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS Our last few posts have been a quick overview of Functional Range Conditioning’s ideas on stretching and it’s basic goals.  Today, we are going to dive a little deeper into FRC and some ideas that are unique to the program. The definition of Controlled Articular Rotations (CAR’s) is: Active,… Continue reading Functional Range Conditioning Review: Controlled Articular Rotations