John Blievernicht

Bio

John A. Blievernicht is an expert sports trainer with over 25 years focused on developing world champion athletes in professional & Olympic sport. He is recognized as a trailblazer in bringing "functional training" to the sports/fitness industry. As an educator, Blievernicht presents internationally on functional sports training and has developed programs for top companies including Nike, Life Fitness & the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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Affiliation:

  • Nike SPARQ, Native American Fitness Council

Location:

  • city, AK

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
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    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.

    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
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    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple

    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
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    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout

    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
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    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.

    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
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    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple

    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht has posted a video:

    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout

    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht has posted a video:

    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.

    John Blievernicht - Everyone is an athlete, if you move.
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht has posted a video:

    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple

    John Blievernicht - Keeping it simple
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht has posted a video:

    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout

    John Blievernicht - Mastering your workout
  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    How can I improve my posture?

    There are a number of things you should do to improve your posture.  "Stretch what's tight & strengthen what's weak" is often recommended.  But one form of training often underappreciated for improving posture is "balance training".  For example, when you stand on a wobble board, you learn to center your body parts

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    Why is balance training important?

    Balance training is important as it can improve postural alignment of the body & develop coordinated movement.  It's best to develop balance early in the exercise program.  Then all of your cardio, resistance & functional exercises should be performed with your body centered in proper alignment. 

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    How far should I take my partner's limb into a stretch?

    I believe only qualified health professionals should stretch other individuals.  They are trained as to how far how each joint moves and at what point increasing flexibility would cause joint laxity.  They are also trained on different feelings of tension, so when stretching someone, they know whether

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    How often should I exercise?

    It is strongly recommended that you try to make exercise part of your daily routine. It may just be a walk to the store or raking the yard on some days.  At a minimum, try and do 2 - 3 days of more formal type workouts per week.  If you are feeling over trained, do a short workout of gentle flexibility

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    Is strength training okay for kids?

    For young children, 12 and under, I wouldn't suggest doing formal strength training.  Encourage  them to play.  Have them climb ropes, swing on monkey bars, partner up to do wheel barrows and other bodyweight drills that will be fun and develop their strength.  When they are in 7th-8th grade, it is an

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  • John Blievernicht - city, AK - Fitness
    John Blievernicht answered:

    What are some strength training tips?

    For starters, hire a qualified personal trainer to teach you the proper form and to set up a balanced resistance training program. Then when working on your own, focus on using proper form at all times. Never sacrifice form to lift heavier weights. When choosing new exercises make sure you continue to work...Read More