How Do You Build Strong Glutes?

By Michael Devon | January 8, 2022

Having strong glutes is crucial for a strong body, because your glutes play a role in all of your movements. As trainers, we work to build functional strength in the glutes to improve our clients ability to use their hips more efficiently in sports, like running, boxing, or golf, and for EVERYDAY use. What does […]

Muscle “Parts”

By Michael Devon | January 3, 2022

The function of individual muscles work together, through a (kinetic) chain reaction, to produce function for the entire body. So while we can try to train our muscles one at a time in the gym (you really can’t), in reality all of the muscles work together to move your body. Constantly contracting the muscles in […]

Pain & Anxiety Relationship

By Michael Devon | December 20, 2021

Suffering from chronic pain and anxiety? Both correlate to the way your body handles stress, based on your physical frame aka posture. A slouched posture correlates to depressive episodes and high anxiety, because your fascia stores emotions- ie; childhood traumas, environmental stress- and those emotions influence the way you carry yourself. It’s rare to see […]

A Purpose Of Exercise

By Michael Devon | December 17, 2021

Keeping as many muscles on the body engaged as you move through an exercise is crucial to reinforcing the way your body functions outside of exercise Creating and maintaining tension is priority to prevent going through the motions with a flaccid structure Just like a flaccid doesn’t work, a body void of muscle tension won’t […]

Surgery Isn’t Your Only Option

By Michael Devon | December 14, 2021

It’s unfortunate that so many surgeons push surgery to correct injuries and pain brought on by mechanical dysfunction. Surgeons are crucial for emergency surgery, but when it comes to addressing bone malformations, joint replacements, spinal fusions, etc., they fix the joint at fault but don’t take into account what led the joint to get to […]

Functional Exercises

By Michael Devon | December 9, 2021

In order to classify an exercise as functional, it should carry over to everyday life. Squats, pushups, and pull-ups are often lumped in the functional category because they integrate multiple muscles at once and display bodily strength. However, how often in your day to day movement (away from the gym) do you really use these […]

Automated Muscle Contractions

By Michael Devon | November 30, 2021

Learn to move your pelvis and ribcage in multiple contexts, against multiple demands. These structures influence function in the upper and lower extremities, alignment of the spine and head, and the ability to engage powerful muscles- like the glutes, pecs, lats, and core! It’s one thing to consciously contract the glutes or your abs during […]

activity like this, requires muscles that work, in order to perform without aches, pains, or injuries.

Without This, Physical Activity Suffers!

By Michael Devon | November 23, 2021

Without proper muscle activity, physical activity suffers. If your muscles don’t work when you work, your body picks up the slack in deficit ways. The body is king/queen at compensating, which means if you want it to achieve a range of motion it will do it, but it will use whatever muscles it can to […]

Top 3 Training Mistakes

By Michael Devon | November 17, 2021

When you start exercising you either see people around you doing an exercise and you copy them, you learn from a YouTube video, or you get guidance from a personal trainer. Sometimes these learning techniques work well- depending who you’re learning from. The problem is that not everyone learns the same way, or what you’re […]

Posture 2.0

By Michael Devon | November 9, 2021

Posture is often associated with standing upright with the shoulders pulled back and the chest opened up, but posture is more than just standing straight. Your body can’t hold one particular posture when it moves, so your muscles need to learn how to change “postures” when it changes positions. When you think about what it […]