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Collaborative Blog with Professional Triathlete Angela Naeth (Upper body mobility)

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We recently had the huge honor of working with multiple 70.3 and Ironman champion Angela Naeth. In addition to her many triathlon accolades (she placed 8thin Kona this past year!), she also holds a masters degree in Physical Therapy.  We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to break out common movement patterns related to swimming/biking/running.  This is the first installment of a two-part series we worked on with Angela.  This first blog looks at the role limited thoracic rotation/ shoulder/ neck mobility plays in every aspect of triathlon, and how you can address it with consistent and targeted active...
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Graston Technique and Acumobility to Improve Diaphragm and Pec Mobility

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We are excited to announce our partnership with Graston Technique, the leader in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue education and tools. By combining Graston Techniques and Acumobility you can bring clinical results to a whole new level and we will be releasing more collaborative educational content over the next year! Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is, it is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which incorporates the use of six specially designed stainless steel instruments. GT therapy enables clinicians to effectively treat the adverse effects of tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improve and maintain optimal range of motion. In this…

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How to Fix your Knee Pain in the Squat

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Knee pain and tightness during the Squat and downhill running is a common problem with strength and endurance athletes. In this video we will teach you how to Assess and Correct one of the main causes. Let’s be clear, knee issues are always a combination of both STABILITY and MOBILITY. You can’t separate the two and we are going to show you some unique active mobilization strategies to correct not just the mobility problem but to also encourage proper stability and sequencing. The pattern that we identify here is one in which Rich has lost proper rotation of his Tibia…

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Guide to Fixing Grip and Elbow Issues using the VISE Technique

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In this blog we will show you how to employ our patented VISE Technique to improve mobility in the Bicep/ Tricep / and Forearms. These are often critically overlooked muscles when it comes to proper mobility work and problem areas here can wreck havoc with your shoulders/ elbows and grip mechanics. Remember, you are only as strong as your grip! What often happens is that people will neglect the tissue quality in their arms and ignore the slow deterioration in wrist/ elbow range of motion as the volume of training builds.   This can prevent you from getting into proper position...
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Spartan and Acumobility have Partnered Together!

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Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and Acumobility have partnered together to bring you the Spartan Edition line of Acumobility recovery and mobility products. The Spartan brand represents grit, discipline and integrity. And the Spartan athlete lives and breathes this mission! Founded by Practitioners Brad Cox and Dr. Sonia Pasquale, Acumobility provides the most innovative and effective tools and education on the market and are dedicated to helping athletes stay healthy and achieve peak performance! The level of intense training that is needed to prepare and complete a Spartan race requires equally intense mobility and recovery techniques….

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How to Fix your Turkish Getup and overhead position with Active Mobilization

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How to fix your Turkish Getup and overhead position with Active Mobilization and Fascial tensioning The Turkish Getup is an incredible exercise, but for many people they struggle with proper shoulder mobility and stability during the Getup that prevents them from properly executing the movement and may also put them in a vulnerable position that can lead to injury. In this video series Brad Cox (Co-CEO/Founder of Acumobility) and Mike Perry (Owner of Skill of Strength and Senior Strongfirst Kettlebell Instructor and FMS instructor) teach a series of unique Active Mobilization and Fascial Tensioning drills to re-pattern underlying mobility and…

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How to Improve Ankle Mobility and Stability (as demonstrated on American Ninja Warrior Meghan Beatty)

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How to Improve Ankle Mobility/ Stability with Active Mobilization and Fascial Tensioning.   As demonstrated on American Ninja Warrior Meghan Beatty. The Pattern: The ability to properly active the big toe and arch of the foot, while at the same time having full internal rotation and flexion of the lower leg are essential components of proper running, jumping, squat, hinge and lunge mechanics. If you have poor lower leg rotation and lack of big toe activation then it shows up a few different ways depending on the movement pattern we are talking about. -During Squatting/ Jumping/ Hinge and Lunge There are…

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Alloy Partnership!!!

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EXCITING NEWS!  ACUMOBILITY PARTNERING WITH ALLOY PERSONAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS   As part of our goal of helping people reach their maximum potential, we’ve partnered with Alloy Personal Training Solutions (APTS), a personal training consulting and licensing company that has helped thousands of gym owners and gym members all over the world reach their full potential.  Together APTS grew out of one gym, Alloy Personal Training Center (APTC), founded in 1992 in Roswell, Georgia. For 24 years, APTC has been one of the most successful gyms in the country, consistently delivering more than 60,000 sessions a year to thousands of satisfied…

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Mobility at your Desk Week 2 (Tricep)

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  The “Mobility at your Desk” series was created to help people stay mobile when they are at work. In this 10 week tutorial we will take you through 10 parts of the body that will only take 10 minutes a day to mobilize!   WEEK 2/10: TRICEPS MOBILITY AT YOUR DESK This week we are tackling an area of the body most people don’t think about mobilizing; the Tricep! The triceps are a major source of tightness and tension for both sedentary people and athletes- you just don’t realize it! We suggest beginning with the Level 1 Acumobility Ball…

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How to Fix Low Back Stiffness/ Rounding in the Deep Squat

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One sided low back pain and tightness during squat is a common problem with strength athletes. In this video we will teach you how to assess and correct one of the main causes for this in the deep squat.   Let’s be clear, there are numerous factors affecting one sided low back issues and the answer always includes a combination of both MOBILITY and STABILITY. You can’t separate the two, and we are going to show you some unique active mobilization strategies to correct not just the mobility problem but to also encourage proper stability and sequencing. Brad Cox from…

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