The Appendix may be more important than we thought.

The Appendix: To be or not to be… That still seems to be the question. We were always taught in school that the appendix was a vestigial organ that seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the general consensus, but there are varying arguments that the appendix may influence …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

Effective modality to enhance fracture and soft-tissue healing

Below is a great study which speaks to the benefits of IPC (Intermittent pneumatic compression)…along with some more info on the new NormaTec 2.0. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Fracture and Soft-Tissue Injuries Healing Anil Khanna, Nikolaos Gougoulias, and Nicola Maffulli Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB Staffs, UK Introduction: …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

The Benefits of The Great Outdoors Exercise Routine

Go Outside and Play. Take a Healthy Break from Your Exercise Routine. It’s called “the GREAT outdoors” for a reason. Maybe it’s because we spend 90% of our time working and training indoors,1 but when you finally get outside, it feels great. Not only that, it’s also great for your health. Here’s why:2 Going outside can mean more vitamin D to …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

Matcha Tea: A Healthy Way to Increase Natural Energy and Focus

Known for its mellow, soothing flavor, matcha green tea is the ultimate superfood that can be infused into cooked dishes or taken as a tea. In addition to helping with natural energy and restoring the body’s well-being and balance, it also provides the following health benefits. Matcha Tea Health Benefits Assists in weight loss, boosting calorie and fat burning 130 …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Is Your Silver Supplement Within the EPA and WHO Guidelines?

How to tell if your silver supplement is within the EPA and WHO guidelines for safe silver ingestion. In a culture that holds the prevailing belief that “more is better,” it can be easy to assume that a 250 ppm concentration is better than 10 ppm. In fact, some brands will tell you that 250 ppm is 25 times more potent …

Breathing Techniques to Access Your Performance Potential

Accessing your 100 percent performance potential requires you to have a good breathing practice. We typically only become conscious of our breathing when we are breathing hard or can’t breathe at all. But adding in a breath practice before, during and after competition and training can help performance and recovery. It can also make you a healthier, more conscious athlete, …

Brian Mackenzie

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

Exercise Progressions: Why, When and How?

One of the targets of a rehabilitation program is the strengthening of muscles that are inactive or weak and thus create muscle imbalances. In order to strengthen a muscle it must be overloaded, which creates stress and adaptation, which will then lead to muscle growth. Once you can master the prescribed sets and reps of a given exercise, it needs …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise/Sport Course Part 1 DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training August 2–4, 2019 Southern California Course Objectives: Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Surf Movement training Developmental Kinesiology Sequence – Integrated Stabilizing System of the Spine – Demonstration/participation – Ipsilateral and Contralateral patterns – Centration – DNS Flow Learn …

Zombie Cells – That Just Won’t Die

Immortality might not be as much fun as it sounds – especially when it comes to your cells. Zombie cells (or senescent cells, as they’re more properly called) are cells that have ceased to divide. Normally, a healthy cell has a limit to how many times it can divide and replicate itself; this cellular crossroads is often referred to as …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE