What is Canine Fitness?

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Fitness means preparedness for function. Because of this, training for fitness changes depending on what the function of the person training is. We are familiar with the functions of human beings. What are the functions of dogs? How do we better prepare our dogs for these functions? Read this article and find out how to keep your dog sharp and … Read More

What Should My Dog Eat?

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As human beings, we understand the importance of eating quality food to produce quality performance of living. But, what about our dogs? God gave dogs bodies that depend on food for functionality as well. Take a look at this helpful article to understand ways you can give your dog quality food in a convenient and economical fashion. To read more … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Overhead Squat

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Out of any exercise requiring weight to be put over head, the OH Squat is the best in its production of midline stability. This isn’t surprising considering the weight is static over your head as you squat and is not being pressed back and forth from your shoulders. Not to mention, you are required to squat as well, which in … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Dog Facing Burpees

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Just like the push up, a burpee is unquestionable in its functionality. However, that functionality can be lost quickly when technique is turned into slop. You will notice this around rep number 50 or so. The two mechanics that give out the quickest are ankle positioning and lumbar curve/hip flexibility. As I explain in the video, I begin the burpee … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Push Up

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A push up is unquestionably functional and translatable to real life activity. A kipping push up is not popular and will be utilized much less than a kipping pull up, muscle up, dip etc. A push up is just not as fatiguing. However, when you find yourself in a workout with 200 push ups in a row, a kipping push … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Box Jump

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The landing position on the box should mimic the initiation of a squat. The same mechanics apply. In fact, considering the pressure on your ankles, ankle stability is of even more importance. Keep this mind especially at a high volume. As shown in the video, it is inefficient to over exaggerate the jump off the box. Notice the ugly way … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Press

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Today I demonstrate how to perform the press.  Putting any kind of weight over your head is ideal for building midline stability. However, in order to achieve this, you must stabilize the weight with your core and not with your shoulders or thoracic spine. You will notice, upon arriving in the overhead position, it may be easier to hold out … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Front Squat

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Today I demonstrate how to perform the front squat. During your front squat, remember to be confident in your hips and legs. When you sit down in a chair, do you first check to see if the chair will hold you? In the same way that you trust the chair, trust your hips and legs. This is so that you won’t … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Back Squat

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Today I demonstrate how to perform the Back Squat.  When doing a back squat, it’s important to be aware of the positioning of your back. It is easy to compensate for weakness in the hips by over extending your back. Don’t be surprised at a back injury if this reoccurs. So make sure you use weight that you can handle … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Pull Up

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Today I demonstrate how to properly perform both the Kipping and Strict Pull Up. One thing not mentioned here is the importance of keeping your legs straight. This demonstration pull up bar is a little short, so I have a tendency to bend my legs. However, keeping your legs straight and together will allow for stronger midline stabilization in your core. … Read More

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