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Michael Loehr

Types of Body Movements

This article looks at the anatomical terms of movement, which are used to describe the actions of muscles upon the skeleton. Our muscles contract to produce movement at joints, and the subsequent movements can be precisely described using this terminology...
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My Secret Weapons

After the cold, hard facts of my survey analysis, I thought it would be a good idea to balance this out with something more personal. I thought it would be a nice idea to open my gym bag and introduce you to my secret weapons when touring...
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An Analysis

When I kicked off my project on sports science and dance earlier this year, it was clear to me that I wanted to do a wide-ranging survey within the professional dance community as a first move. Here are the results...
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Black Water

BLACK WATER (GENEPIL'S PARADE) is an unused soundtrack, originally commissioned by Emanuel Gat Dance and Théâtre National de Chaillot for DÉFILÉ, an exhibition in motion showcasing garments by Thomas Bradley...
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Size vs. Strength

The majority of dancers still struggle with the idea of incorporating strength training into their daily routine, and this is probably still due to a huge misconception. Strength training is not the same as bodybuilding...
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Everything you did and didn’t know about warm-ups

Dance warm ups are always a difficult and wide-ranging topic. Especially for freelancers, who even in larger companies often use their own warm-up program to prepare for the day, this work phase serves many different functions...
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An Online Congress for Dance Medicine

In a way, it was almost fortunate that ta.med's annual Dance Medicine Congress was held online due to COVID-19. In any case, it made it all the easier for me to participate in this year's edition as part of my research and training project...
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The Knee

After taking an in-depth look at shoulder anatomy, movement and strengthening the other day, this time we'll look at a common weak spot of dancers: the knee. The knee is a complex joint without inherent bony stability...
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A Conversation about Sports Science & Dance

When I interviewed Patrick Rump a few weeks ago to introduce him and his company GJUUM, we immediately said we wanted to get together again to talk a little more in depth about the intersection of sports science and dance...
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So, what about screening?

I always disliked the idea of health and fitness screening programs for dancers. Performing a full motion analysis and physical assessment of a dancer to identify deficits in strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control seemed like a scary thing...
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