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YouTube Channel: BioMechanixLA

Check out our YouTube channel, BiomechanixLA. Here you will see the latest strength... 

Taking a Look Back to the Birth of BioMechanix, and Moving Forward

This time I wanted to write about something different, basically something about... 

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YouTube Channel: BioMechanixLA

Check out our YouTube channel, BiomechanixLA. Here you will see the latest strength and conditioning techniques as well as tips and tricks for cutting edge exercises. This week there’s a brand new interview with Jon Torerk and Rochelle LeBlanc from Let’s Talk, a public television channel. Check out the critical tips that Jon discusses to... [Read more of this review]

How Efficient is Your Weight Loss Program?

Are you tired of being out of shape and overweight? At BioMechanix our clients come for many reasons and weight loss is among the top of them. Some of the biggest and common mistakes people make on their quest to lose weight is to just go to the gym, doing a lot of cardio, abdominal work, and drastically cutting down on calories to fast. Many people... [Read more of this review]

What Puts the Insanity in Insanity?

You’ve probably seen those infomercials advertising Extreme Conditioning Programs (ECPs). You might have seen two popular ones on television now: Insanity and P90X. The appeal of ECPs is that they appear to promise a quick fix – you could rapidly build muscle and get fit, no matter how out of shape you are. The testimonials look awesome, featuring... [Read more of this review]

Eating for Health and Strength: The Fundamentals

Concerning calories It’s the quality of food you eat and the metabolic effect they have on your body that is important, not necessarily the amount of calories. Different people will have different caloric requirements, based on their activity levels. When you eat well, typically you can EAT MORE because the foods you are eating are generally less... [Read more of this review]

R.I.C.E. Therapy for Injuries

RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. This is a technique used to accelerate the healing process for injuries that involve edema, swelling, and or contusion. Ice plays a direct role in the reduction of edema and treating injury. The physiological process ice serves is that it triggers vaso-restriction at the point of injury. This is... [Read more of this review]

Breathing During Resistance Training

An important aspect to consider while strength training is breathing technique.  Typically while weight training an athlete is taught to exhale while either pushing or pulling weight against gravity and to inhale while lowering or returning the weight to the start position. The pushing or pulling of weight is known as the positive or concentric contraction,... [Read more of this review]

Biomechanical Breakdown During Resistance Training/Part 2

Taken from the part one intro: Without proper guidance and professional instruction most people and athletes have incorrect form while lifting weights resulting in poor mechanics throughout the entire exercise. Maintaining a Five Point Contact is key to performing all resistance exercises.  This is a subject I covered in an earlier article called “Maintaining... [Read more of this review]

The 4-2-5 Concept

I recently attended a seminar that was held here at BioMechanix. The course title was the “Gait for Pain Relief” which hosted by the California Education Commission. Our instructor for the course Sherry Brourman, PT. taught us concepts based on a book she wrote called “Walk Yourself Well”. One of the topics covered I would like to share with... [Read more of this review]

Biomechanical Breakdown During Resistance Training/Part 1

Without proper guidance and professional instruction most people and athletes have incorrect form while lifting weights resulting in poor mechanics throughout the entire exercise. Maintaining a Five Point Contact is key to performing all resistance exercises.  This is a subject I covered in an earlier article called “Maintaining Proper Spinal Alignment... [Read more of this review]

A Quick Breakdown of Fast and Slow Glycolysis

Fast glycolysis is also known as anaerobic glycolysis and slow glycolysis is commonly called aerobic glycolysis. These are dictated by the energy demands of the cells.  If there is a rapid or high rate of type II muscle fibers being utilized then fast glycolysis is utilized. If there is a demand for primarily type I muscle fibers and oxygen present... [Read more of this review]

Kinesiology Therapeutic Taping and its Role in Sports Medicine

I recently read an article in the April 4th, 2011 Los Angeles Times paper called “Sticky Issue of Tapes”.  The article stated that kinesiology taping in general had no benefit and only offered a placebo effect on patients that used it. I on the other hand have a different opinion about kinesiology tape, along with the many other sports medicine... [Read more of this review]

Basic Concepts of Linear and Non-Linear Periodization

Periodization training was introduced in the 1940’s, and it is basically a set training format that involves different modalities of resistance training, organized within a set or determined time frame.  The concept of periodization was first developed by Dr. Thomas Delorme who was an army physician working with physical therapy patients. During... [Read more of this review]

Common Structural Concerns

Here is a list of common structural and Postural concerns, and exercises to help correct them.  This is from a list of guidelines that I have from when I was working at a NYC Sports Medicine Clinic along with a team of Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Exercise Specialist, and Massage Therapist.  Please note... [Read more of this review]

Ten Great Trainer Traits

Not in any particular order 1) Be a leader, take charge of the session. Be assertive and speak loud and clear. 2) Structure the workout towards the client’s goals, along with their structural and metabolic needs. 3) Be a motivator and commend them on a job well done. 4) Be really strict on proper form. If they have poor form, break the exercise... [Read more of this review]

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