Important Info to Consider When Training Triceps

How should we train the triceps? When training for bigger arms, it is important not to neglect the triceps. At three times the physiological cross-sectional area of the biceps, the triceps brachii are an essential component of the upper arm. So how can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the triceps? What factors do we …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Innovative Movement Patterns That Stimulate Stability and Confidence

Ever feel like your clients aren’t quite ready for heavier weighted resistance exercises? Or like you need a few basic exercises in your toolbox to help build confidence and make them feel stronger and more stable? The SURGE® Storm is a great tool to improve movement and stability. The Surge offers the opportunity to provide advanced core training and innovative movement patterns …

Steph Paulson

Fitness Instructor

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

The Art of Coaching Is as Real as the Science of Training

There are few concepts that have been more misunderstood than the “Art of Coaching.” One of the biggest misconceptions is that the Art of Coaching is nothing but motivational fluff and a “let’s hug it out” mentality. So, to begin, we first need to understand and acknowledge that the Art of Coaching is real. The Art of Coaching is every …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

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