1. Self-Myofascial Release in the form of foam rolling and targeted trigger point therapy is a critical component to performing and feeling better. Good tissue quality lays a foundation for good motor patterns. Thanks to Mark Verstegen for bringing foam rolling to the forefront of the fitness industry.
2. Trainers who ignore learning assessment and corrective strategies are extremely lazy, as deep down they know it’s something that will be of dramatic value to their clients. Thanks to therapists and professors like Gray Cook, Mike Clark, Stuart McGill, and Shirley Sahrmann for teaching us so many important techniques.
3. Assess and Correct is a must have product for trainers and strength coaches. Thanks to Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, and Bill Hartmann for creating such a comprehensive product.
4. Front planks done the right way are extremely difficult. Unfortunately 99% of people do them incorrectly. Thanks to Joe Sansalone for drastically improving my form.
5. Reading books and watching dvd’s are amazing ways to learn all of the brilliant insight and knowledge that certain gurus have gleaned over the years, which is also an incredible shortcut to becoming a guru.
6. The future of Kinesiology/Exercise Science will include a blend of Physical Therapy/Corrective Exercise. The two fields truly go hand in hand, as you can’t optimize power production without first optimizing movement efficiency, and putting fitness onto dysfunction is never wise in the long run.
7. An exercise becomes much more productive when you grip onto something tight and allow for the transfer of strength from the upper body through the core into the lower body. Thanks for to Charlie Weingroff for the brilliant tip. This allowed me to realize why the reverse hyper machine is so amazing.
8. The joint-by-joint approach to training is so simple yet so brilliant, as is the concept of movement patterns. Thanks to Mike Boyle for always staying ahead of the curve.
9. Most people don’t really understand the art of strength training. Thanks to Dan John, Christian Thibaudeau, and Jim Wendler for always putting out great articles to remind us about the art of lifting weights for strength gains.
10. Seminars are an excellent way to network. Thanks to Perform Better for putting together great seminars.