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This entry focuses on Static Stretches for the Upper Back and Shoulders. People with shoulder and neck pain often find that they have muscle tightness in these areas, and this stretch helps alleviate this tightness. Imbalance in this region can impinge on shoulder function and lead to neck and upper back imbalance, increasing risk of pain and injury in these areas.

Wellness coaching is one of the latest trends in health and fitness. This article will help you understand how it might help you get the results you're after, and will introduce X Factor's wellness coaching program.

This blog post goes into the details of the Integrated Resistance Training model for Optimum Performance (or OPT model™). The OPT Model is a phase-specific integrated training program designed to produce consistent physical, physiological and performance improvements in all clients. The components of the integrated training model are flexibility, core, balance, strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness. If you are looking to make gains in your workout program, the information in this blog is for you.

People talk about working their "Core Muscles" all the time, but what is the core and how do you work the core effectively. This post will cover core training techniques and summarize how to progress your core work program so that you can make the gains in stability, strength and power that you desire.

Plyometrics, or Reactive Neuromuscular Training, is a popular addition to any workout. By including quick powerful movements involving eccentric contractions immediately followed by an explosive concentric contraction one can enhance neuromuscular efficiency, rate of force production and reduce neuromuscular excitability of the central nervous system. Whether you are a Crossfit superstar, or just a fitness enthusiast, plyometrics can be a good addition to your workout.

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