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DB04 by DIAKADI fitness. performance. life | April 25, 2014

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Keep Snowboarding into Summer with The Rolo Board

March 21, 2014 |

The lack of fresh snow in Tahoe should be no reason to stop your snowboard training for the year. A true snowboarder is always ready to drop everything and run when that perfect storm rolls in.

This year at DIAKADI, … Read More

Living The Less is More Philosophy | Elaine Williams

February 26, 2014 |

1. In a paragraph or two, what is your philosophy on training?

My philosophy on training is very simple, “less is more”. And, as simple as this statement is, the application of it becomes complicated because our ego-mind likes to … Read More

What is the Best Exercise to Strengthen my Lower Abdominals?

February 21, 2014 |

DIAKADI DIY Tips Series: Episode 8

Author: Billy Polson

Many of us want to strengthen our lower abdominals and most of us NEED to strengthen our lower abdominals, but frequently gym goers are performing incorrect movements and exercises to remedy this situation.

In this segment of DIAKADI’s DIY Tips Series, Fitness Performance Coach Billy Polson explains the anatomy and structure of our abdominals and teaches the correct movements for strengthening these muscles while avoiding the error of building greater muscle imbalances in your body.

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Why Does Talking During Exercise Make Us Weaker?

February 14, 2014 |

DIAKADI DIY Tips Series: Episode 7

Authors: Elaine Williams and Billy Polson

Working out with a partner can be a great way to motivate and to push us harder and break through plateaus. But when working out becomes socializing, we are unable to push our hardest and give our best.

In this segment of DIAKADI’s DIY Tips Series, Holistic Health Coach and Trainer Elaine Williams and Billy Polson show a great example of how focus and silence while working out can lead to better posture, balance and stronger work.

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Assessment Essentials Part 3 of 5: A Full Body Movement Screen

February 10, 2014 |

In addition to the overhead squat test and pushup test, what movements screens should trainers be using to fully assess their client’s during an initial session?

In this class, Billy Polson CSCS will walk through the complete series of basic movement screens including: Squats, Dead Lifts, Lunges, Pushes, Pulls, Twists and Walking Gait. The class will discuss the ideal form for each movement, what compensations to watch for, and how to get the most useful information from each client’s screen.

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How is Improper Form Limiting Your Results During Back Exercises?

February 7, 2014 |

DIAKADI DIY Tips Series: Episode 6

Authors: Christian Pitkin and Billy Polson

 

 

 

If you are having trouble developing your back muscles, poor posture and form is often the culprit.  In this segment of DIAKADI’s DIY Tips Series, Fitness Health Coach Christian Pitkin and Billy Polson discuss how some simple adjustments in body position and form can help clients to fully develop and strengthen the muscles of the back, while keeping the shoulders safe and correcting daily posture habits.

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What’s your story?

February 4, 2014 |

Every time I start a coaching engagement with a new client – the first question I ask is:

What’s your story?  

By “story”, I don’t necessarily mean your background or your first love. I mean … Read More

How is Improper Form Limiting Your Results During Chest Exercises?

January 31, 2014 |

DIAKADI DIY Tips Series: Episode 5

Authors: Martin Spector and Billy Polson

 

 

 

If you are having trouble developing your chest muscles, poor posture and form is often the culprit. In this segment of DIAKADI’s DIY Tips Series, personal trainer Martin Spector and Billy Polson discuss how some simple adjustments in body position and form can help clients to fully develop and strengthen the muscles of the chest, while keeping the shoulders safe and correcting daily posture habits.

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