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 …

A New Organ? Really?

When you look at the image below, what do you see? The lines representing the collagen architecture or the fluid-filled compartments in between? According to the Fascia Research Congress website: “The fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft collagen, containing loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body…” Their eyes are clearly looking at the collagen …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

Creating a Customer Service Culture

Let’s visualize your facility as a puzzle, and all the elements that make up your gym are the pieces. Your services are pieces of the puzzle: one piece for personal training, one for group classes, one for cardio…you get the picture. There are also pieces for your products, supplements, equipment, and so on. There are pieces for your competitive and …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

Help your athletes gain a step on their competition

Athletic Republic’s summer is focused on helping athletes gain a step on their competition. In addition to a training program that teaches the fundamentals of speed, AR centers have a collection of marketing resources they can utilize to promote summer training along with an agency to help them activate it. John Brenkus joins Athletic Republic One of those resources is …

Charlie Graves

CEO of Athletic Republic