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The demands of basketball are diverse.  Outside of pure technical skills, the need for quick feet and change of direction in a crowd of people is an ongoing part of the game.  The ability to hold your ground when force is applied to your arms and upper body places a huge demand on the vertical core as well. 

Core-Tex inventor, Anthony Carey shakes off some of the rust from his playing days to demonstrate some basketball specific conditioning work that can also be a great part of any small group or private training session. 

We are often taken back by the creativity with Core-Tex that is shared by our community. This video is an excellent representation of just that. Sent to us by Gabriel Hidalgo, owner of LivFit Health in south Florida, this video demonstrates some great myofascial mobilization moves that are followed with integration of the same body segments.

Pain is a complex experience.  Along with the biomechanical/biological elements, the psychological and social influences around expectations, beliefs, coaches, teammates, etc. all influence the body's response.  For the athlete, chronic pain related to their sport can be devastating.  

Golf is a prime example of a sport with a highly consistent movement pattern.  If that movement pattern produces pain or interferes with the preferred pattern- performance suffers. 

This video will show how John Sinclair, Performance Coach from The Hive performance center in Davie, Florida took his Division 1 golfer from FSU back to 100% using the environment created by Core-Tex. 

Why not take a "known" rehab  exercise and progress it in a novel and functional way?  Take a look at how you can create a progression for your rotator cuff patients and athletes. 

Take advantage of the motion of Core-Tex, the stability of the handrail and a few mini bands and you have a rotator cuff strengthening exercise that is more integrated and more interesting to your patient. 

Let that scapula dance!

The brilliant Dr. Gary Gray of the Gray Institute was an early adopter of Core-Tex and immediately saw the benefits and unique opportunities Core-Tex provides to applied functional science.

In this TBT (throwback Thursday) post from a Gray Institute newsletter, Gary talks about many of the benefits available from Core-Tex.

We are proud that Core-Tex is in use at the Gray Institute and also available through their online store https://www.grayinstitute.com/store/category/1/all

The thoracic spine is a key link in all sport rotational requirements. Limitations will transfer responsibilities to places that are not designed to rotate the same (like the lower back). Using Core-Tex to create rotation in a novel way-from the bottom up changes the input to the nervous system and creates opportunity for significant improvement.  Sprinkle in the variability of the platform and you have a very powerful way to improve thoracic rotation!
Those pesky hamstrings where everyone feels tight and no one likes to stretch. Let's go beyond the limited sagittal plane only stretching and experience how we can lengthen and load the tissue in multiple vectors. Target muscles fibers that you would never get on your own or even with the help of a therapist!

Core-Tex Inventor Anthony Carey shares the fundamentals of Core-Tex and Reactive Training with Larry Indiviglia. Larry is a Todd Durkin Mastermind Coach and one of Todd's most trusted team members.

Anthony offers great insight into the applications and science with Larry.  

Stability or physio balls are great. But sometimes they are a pain and sometimes there are better options for certain populations. Watch how effective combining the BOSU and Core-Tex are at creating a novel and effective seated exercise environment.

A TBT blog post brings you Aaron Cook, former number one in the world in Taekwondo.  If you ever wanted to see how an elite martial artist trains, take a look here.

Aaron requested a Core-Tex for his training at Master Patrice Remarck's world renown training center after training extensively with the Core-Tex and strength Coach Mike Clegg in Manchester, England.

Aaron is training on the original Core-Tex. 

Sharing how Core-Tex creates multiple options for your functional rack. This week we are using the functional Life Fitness Synrgy360 for a full body workout.

Place Core-Tex inside your rack system and open up hundreds of programming possibilities that keep your members/clients fully engaged and challenged with fresh exercises.

As we always say, "Core-Tex plays well with others".  As an environment, Core-Tex can be programmed and scaled at all levels depending on the need of the client, patient or athlete. 

Here Core-Tex Master Trainer Giovanni Roselli takes us through some strength moves at the beautifu Purlife Fitness Center in Boca Raton, Florida using a fully decked out Queenax functional rack. Giovanni does a great job incorporating several of the apps that helps make Queenax so special.