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Functional Range Conditioning
Motive Training

Case Study: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Don’t Be Bound by Your Diagnosis.

Case Study: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Don’t Be Bound by Your Diagnosis. Picture courtesy of Mayo Clinic Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a blanket term used to describe compression of the first rib and collarbone, resulting in nerve pain, discomfort, numbness in the arm or extremities, etc. The cause of TOS is unclear, but genetics

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Functional Range Conditioning
Motive Training

An Introduction to Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) and Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs)​

An Introduction to Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) and Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) Motive Training has grown a lot over the last 18 months; we have always been a movement-focused gym, but we recently kicked things up a notch by intertwining Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) into our programming. FRC is a joint health and mobility system

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Functional Range Conditioning
Motive Training

Case Study: Why The Right Assessments Matter

Case Study: Why The Right Assessments Matter Meet Tom, a former collegiate rugby player and all-around athlete who spent most of his life physically active and healthy. He endured injuries, aches, and pains along the way, as many of us do. Unfortunately, Tom was in a tragic car accident that left him with chronic hip

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Functional Range Conditioning
Motive Training

Functional Fitness: Evolving Past “Pattern Training”​

Functional Fitness: Evolving Past “Pattern Training” What makes a squat a squat? Philosopher Plato would say that squats are squats because we made them so, not because squats exist conceptually in the universe. In other words, humans created the idea of a squat, and thus it exists.  We love to make things simple, even when

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Cool-Downs
Motive Training

Re-Examining Your Cool-Down Routine​

Re-Examining Your Cool-Down Routine You just finished a killer full-body workout, and you’re exhausted. What do you do next?  Most people would say, “Cool down.” The goal is pretty straightforward: relax the body, slow the heart rate, and physically cool off.  The current literature does not support a need to do anything post-exercise other than

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Mobility
Motive Training

Warm-Ups: Make Them Broadly-Specific

Warm-Ups: Make Them Broadly-Specific Warm-ups aren’t really a contentious topic in the fitness industry, but most coaches I know approach warm-ups in various ways. If you take ten coaches and ask them how they warm their clients up, you will get ten different answers.  Some coaches have their clients foam roll their achy body parts,

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