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

Functional Range Conditioning Review: Stretching

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS Yesterday we looked at Functional Range Conditioning and the idea of Progressive Adaptation.  In the FRC course, Dr. Spina discussed how the body undergoes certain adaptations and how we can better understand these adaptations.  Then we can apply these principles into our training and therefore increase the “usable” range… Continue reading Functional Range Conditioning Review: Stretching

Functional Range Conditioning Review: Progressive Adaptation

Two weekends ago, I had to opportunity to attend the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) course that was hosted by the Diamondbacks here in Scottsdale at our spring training facility.  The course, which is part of the Functional Anatomy Seminars, was hosted by the creator and lead instructor of the Seminars, Dr. Andreo Spina. The goal… Continue reading Functional Range Conditioning Review: Progressive Adaptation

What is “Functional” Training: Part 2

Now that we’ve discussed and defined what “functional” training is and is not, we can move into some specifics of our training program.  In Part 2, I’d like to discuss how we can train “functionally,” in a more pure sense of the definition. So first, lets recap the highlights from Part 1: “Functional” training is NOT about… Continue reading What is “Functional” Training: Part 2