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Category: Movement Science

Kegels: Not the Miracle Exercise We’ve Been Sold

by Kaleena Ruskin Doctors, OBGYNs, doulas, midwives, your mom, your girlfriends, literally everyone has been telling us to do Kegels to help out our pelvic floor. Do them in the shower, in the car, while you’re watching TV, while you’re having a conversation, while you’re running, do them all day every day to make sure

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The Origins & Future of Fitness

By Michael Hughes I had the honor last month to address this year’s Leadership SLO group for Health & Human Services day. (Sidenote: If you don’t already know about Leadership SLO, I encourage you to look into it. Both Paden and I have been a part of this annual 10 month program that is devoted

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The Importance of Establishing a Baseline

by Michael Hughes Walking out of Fresno State with my Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, I thought I was equipped with theories, case studies and techniques that would put me on path to a vibrant career of fixing what’s broken and enhancing what exists in any human body in front of me. I get my

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Empowerment: The Goal of Educating Clients

By Michael Hughes A couple days ago I had the privilege of leading an outdoor workout at the Lululemon Showroom in downtown SLO and had 24 athletes join to learn our classic “vacation workout”. We love a good workout in the gym, but one that’s outside in the sunshine was refreshing! Of those who joined

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What is Functional Training?

by Michael Hughes DEFINING TRUE FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Applied functional science may sound confusing, however, simply put it applies three types of scientific principles to individuals in order to create and maximize human function. These three truths, or field of facts, are: physical sciences, behavior sciences, and biological sciences. But what does that mean… It means that

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Science Tip: What Causes Plantar Fasciitis

By Michael Hughes PROBABLE CAUSES Plantar Fasciitis involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of the foot connecting the calcaneus, or heel bone, to the toes. This pain occurs when the foot has not fully resupinated (one of the actions required for a

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