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Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

How do different variations of exercise affect connective tissues? Part 2

In Part 1, we discussed the properties and function of connective tissues. In this post, we’ll discuss the different variations of exercise and how connective tissues respond. How do connective tissues respond to endurance training? When exposed to the repetitive but low forces that are common to endurance training, connective tissues respond by displaying fatigue damage. Fatigue damage is a …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Answer to a common patient Resolution for Better Health

Even though it’s a few months into the new year, it’s never too late to make and keep health-related resolutions. Inevitably, for some of us and for some of your clients, that means weight loss, which also means you are bound to be getting questions about weight loss solutions and products. This might seem a little too apparent but helping …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

Breathing Techniques to Deliver More Oxygen to Muscles

Experiments in the Art of Breath The Bohr Effect was first described by Danish physiologist Christian Bohr in 1904. In very simple terms it says that if one takes in enough carbon dioxide, oxygen can be used more effectively throughout the body. Bohr discovered that your blood, or more specifically your hemoglobin’s ability to bind oxygen is inversely related to acidity and …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

How do different variations of exercise affect connective tissues?

Do we need to think about connective tissues when strength training? We tend to focus on the adaptations that occur inside muscle fibers after most types of exercise. However, adaptations also happen outside of muscle fibers, in the connective tissues, such as in the intramuscular connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. But how do different types of exercise affect these …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Recent Research Connecting the Gut and Multi-System Health

More and more clinical studies are making the connection between the balance of bacteria in the gut to issues that may not seem immediately related, such as cognitive health, digestive support, immune support, and even behavioral issues. Even mainstream pundits and practitioners who have traditionally been wary of implementing supplements as part of their protocols are touting the benefits of …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

Research Around One of the Most Nutrient-Dense Foods on Earth

MYOS RENS Technology is excited to announce the launch of YOLKED®, a revolutionary formula for better health. Our team of scientists identified a natural bioactive composition called Fortetropin®, derived from fertilized egg yolk using a unique high-grade, patented process. Fortetropin® is a revolutionary, all-natural product that delivers the nutrients and benefits of raw, fertilized egg yolk in a delicious, safe to …

Maghsoud Dariani

Leader, Science & Technology

The Art of Coaching Is Real – Part 3

Over the last two articles, I shared two fundamental truths about the Art of Coaching with you. 1.     The Art of Coaching is real and backed up by decades of research. 2.     The Art of Coaching is the defining variable—any program is only as good as your ability to coach it, and your athlete’s willingness to buy in to it …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance – Part 5

Part 4 of this series from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance continued an exploration of the first segments of an organizational system to care for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, and Somatosensory Control, then moving from clinical to the functional and performance related segments. In this post, we’ll conclude the topic of PERFORMANCE – SEGMENTS …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Foam Rolling – Why, When and How?

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial release Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-massage technique you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help increase blood flow (and thus decrease recovery time) and increase range of motion, especially …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises