The Benefits of SMR and Research Behind Rolling – Part 1: Quad and Knee-Joint ROM and NMR Efficiency During a Lunge

In a 4-part series, we’ll share some helpful studies that touch on the quantifiable benefits of SMR (Self Myofascial Release) and foam rolling. In the 1st study by Bradbury-Squires et al, they found that knee joint ROM increased 10% for the 20-second condition and 16% for the 60-second condition compared with a control condition. Roller-Massager Application to the Quadriceps and …

4 Weeks to a Stronger Core

A 4-week exercise challenge can never replace an individual exercise program tailored to a client’s specific needs. It also cannot replace a long-lasting lifestyle change. However, this type of challenge can be a good idea for clients who are otherwise healthy and just need motivation and structure to stay active, even if they are not currently on an exercise rehab program. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

Smarter Self Myofascial Release, Part 2

In Part One of this series on Smarter Self-Myofascial Release we talked about making sure you take care of yourself so you can be healthy enough to help your patients and clients. Here in Part Two we’ll share a few short videos that will help you better understand how to use the IntelliRoll. The IntelliRoll is one of the world’s …

Help clients stay injury free during the ski season

ACL injuries are among the most common injuries occurring 100,000–200,000 times per year. Among skiers, recreational alpine skiers have the highest incidence of ACL ruptures. Since the majority of these injuries are non-contact, providing clients with a preventative exercise program can limit their risk for injury. Here are some of our favorite ACL injury prevention exercises: #1: Side Plank with …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

What is EPIC Hybrid Training?

I get this question so much that at this point it’s become a running joke with friends, family, and Epic members who GET IT! (What EPIC is all about)! What’s funny is that EPIC is nearly impossible to describe in conversation, and the best way to GET IT is to participate in a class. For me, EPIC has become a …

Alexander Nicholas

Spartan Pro Team and Spartan Race Champion, Owner/Founder at EPIC Hybrid Training

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2 of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training is …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Have your clients asked you “What is Dry Needling?”

Dry needling is the use of thin needles to treat musculoskeletal pain and weakness. The needles do not inject anything (thus the term “dry”), and they are typically inserted into the painful areas within the muscles. Think about how if you grab your upper traps there tend to be tight and tender spots; these would be examples of areas dry …

Explosive, Sustained Energy from a product that Supports Strength & Lean Muscle Mass Increase

Meet DRIVE by Fenix 20+ Hour Nitric Oxide Release* Explosive & Sustained Energy Supports Endurance* Supports Strength & Lean Muscle Mass Contains L-Citrulline (NO precursor – for improving athletic performance)* Contains Creatine, Caffeine, Beta Alanine, Niacin and L-Glutamine PRODUCT INGREDIENT BENEFITS L-Arginine Through a process involving an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, L-Arginine is converted to nitric oxide in the …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

Blood Flow Restriction Doppler Video – No Occlusion

The B STRONG System was created with safety and efficacy in mind. B Strong is specifically designed NOT TO OCCLUDE (stop) blood flow to the limb, making it the safest BFR system of its kind, and can be used anytime, anywhere, by anyone, to optimize overall fitness. The B STRONG System was created with safety and efficacy in mind. B …