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Author: Dean Somerset

Dean Somerset, CSCS, a personal trainer and post-rehab specialist in Edmonton, Alberta, is owner of Somerset Fitness Ltd. He has a degree in kinesiology from the University of Alberta and is certified by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He’s written articles for the PTDC as well as T Nation and, and contributed to Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, Men’s Fitness, and many other magazines and websites. You can contact him at his website or Facebook , and check out his unique approach to training on his YouTube channel.

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Planks: The Magic Sauce to Fix Hip Tightness and Increase Mobility

It's my humble opinion that everyone should be able to do the splits ...

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Where to Work as a Personal Trainer

Not sure where to work as a personal trainer? Follow this guide to find the best type of gym to work in when starting your career.

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What I Learned from 15,000 Training Sessions in a Commercial Gym

Working in a health club is often regarded as a dead end for ambitious trainers. But in the right circumstances, you can build a multifaceted career and develop an international following while working for someone else.

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Should Your Client Be Deadlifting From the Floor?

Here’s when and why to absolutely avoid this form of deadlift, and three alternative deadlifts to try with your clients today.

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Quickly Screen and Assess a Client’s Mobility With Two Simple Exercises

Forget how you currently do client mobility screenings. You just need two steps, 20 seconds, and--bam--instant client mobility assessment.

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Breathing, Rib Flare, and Winged Scapulae: The Factors That Can Affect a Client's Shoulder

From breathing mobility, to thoracic positioning, to scapular motion, looking at a client's shoulder health and mobility is even more complex than you think.

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Why Doing Hip Flexor Stretches May Not Loosen and Open Up the Hips

Stretching might not be as helpful as you think, but this article will explain what will actually help.

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What's Your Optimal Squat Stance?

How to assess your clients to find the most advantageous foot position for squat safety, depth, and performance

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Expert Shows Exercises for Training the Hip Hinge

The hip hinge is essential if you don't want to snap yourself up. Here's how to train it...

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How to Fix 'Butt Wink' in the Squat

The dreaded "butt wink" at the bottom of the squat can be dangerous. But it's not always a result of tight hamstrings. Here's why ...

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