Treating and Training the Overhead Athlete

Treating and Training the Overhead Athlete: An Integrated Model Course

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the completion of the course, participants will be able to: Recognize the major biomechanical characteristics that contribute to increased injury risk in the overhead athlete. Given a mechanical fault in the performance of the overhead athletic movement, provide 2 biomechanical contributors to the mechanical fault. Identify 3 postural characteristics common in the presentation of the overhead athlete. …

Dr. Kovacs

Dr. Mark Kovacs

PhD, USPTA, CTPS, CSCS*D

Relax at Work with the HyperIce VENOM

Relax at Work?

Chances are, you have experienced back pain throughout your life. This trend continues to be on the rise. There are several factors and causes as to why you experience back pain. However, a common factor is simply poor posture while sitting and standing. “Sitting in the new smoking” is what everyone seems to be calling it. Fortunately, there are plenty …

Anthony Katz

Anthony Katz

Founder, HyperIce Inc.

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What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP

Lori Harrison Training A Client

Why I Began A Career In Fitness

I’m often asked why I first wanted to work in fitness. I’m sure as a personal trainer or gym owner, the question has been asked to you, too. For me, I’ve always had a passion for exercising and being healthy, but at the same time, I had a desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Working in the …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Weightlifting Elivate Fitness

Considerations in Athletic Performance Enhancement Training: Athlete Weight Room Preparation

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Professional Physical Therapy Professional Athletic Performance Center New York, New York During my 30+ career as a Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, I have been involved in both the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Training of athletes and have had many valued experiences throughout my …

Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

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Indoor Cycling Instruction Tips

Sometimes, mapping out a plan for a group exercise class is a workout in itself. When it comes to indoor cycling classes, countless factors play a role in its success. Once you purchase spin bikes and decide where in your facility you wish to hold your classes, you’ll need to figure how to make the class fun! In my career, …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

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Breaking down the research behind Cluster Training

Cluster training involves performing each set of an exercise in several clusters, with short intra-set rest periods in between clusters, as well as longer rest periods between sets. Intra-set rest periods reduce the impact of fatigue, and this increases average bar speed over a set, just like velocity-based training. But although cluster sets display higher mean velocity (as well as …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

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4 Ways to Start the New Year with a Strong Strategy for Your Fitness Business

The end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is the perfect time to take stock of your business successes and goals as you plan new directions. Whether you want to make an already-flourishing business even better, reach the goals you’re currently working toward or launch something completely new, the four strategies here can help you forge your …

Amanda Vogel Fitness Professional IDEA World

Amanda Vogel

MA Human Kinetics, Certified Fitness Instructor, Owner of Active Voice and Social Media Consultant

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Five Ways to Stay Top-of-Mind and Provide Value Between Training Sessions

Long-term clients provide consistent revenue streams, the best referrals, and the most compelling testimonials. Staying top-of-mind in their daily lives and providing value between sessions will help ensure your clients stay loyal for the long haul. Below you’ll find five easy ways to impact and inspire your clients when you are out of sight and out of mind. As you …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach