Training like a warrior: Why a mace or club should be implemented into your routine

First off, just admit you said, “What the heck is a mace?” It’s okay. You’re not alone. I’d bet a majority of readers had the same reaction. Here’s the answer: A mace is a training tool based on an ancient weapon – the gada – which originated in South Asia. It is long and narrow with a weight at the …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Product Spotlight: Hyperice VYPER 2.0 Vibrating Fitness Roller

The VYPER 2.0 from Hyperice is the next generation of the world’s most powerful vibrating fitness roller. This award-winning roller features three speeds of high-intensity vibration and a dual-zone smooth and grooved German engineered exterior. Used daily by the world’s best athletes, the VYPER 2.0 allows you to warm up, activate and recover faster and more effectively than any other …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Innovative Lateral Stability Trainer for All Fitness and Rehab Levels

SCIFIT® Latitude™ Lateral Stability Trainer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6m0EZvst4 The SCIFIT Latitude Lateral Stability Trainer uses an innovative motion to help people of all fitness levels build the muscles – and the confidence – they need to stay active, and it does so in an easy-to-use, engaging way. The Latitude machine allows users to exercise in a recumbent position and it strengthens stabilization …

Andy Baxter

MES, PRCS

The Future of Resistance Band Training

The Future of Muscle Function Testing The kiio Sensor accurately measures, stores, and wirelessly communicates force over time during any exercise. On-board sensors, a CPU, and special electronics calculate actual force, power, exercise pacing, and more. The kiio Sensor is integrated with kiio FLEX software to offer a comprehensive solution for assessing, training, monitoring, and improving the overall performance of …

marc sherry

Marc Sherry

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

New Product Alert – übertherm Cold Compression Wraps

A new product – übertherm cold wraps, with Ice Pillow™ Technology – deliver cold therapy in a way that significantly improves its effectiveness and, ultimately, the outcome for the patient. Continue reading and learn about how traditional cold therapy can worsen inflammation, how übertherm’s innovative technology is solving this problem, and how it can benefit both your clinic and your patients. …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Save on Great Ideas for Stocking Stuffers

Save On These Great Stocking Stuffers by Ordering Through ELIVATE It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about great gift ideas for family and friends. So why not take advantage of the Professional Wholesale savings you get as a Trainer by ordering through ELIVATE? Call your ELIVATE Account Manager today to find out how you can save …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

New Device Lets You Accurately Measure Performance During Resistance Workouts

kiio Sensor Resistance training, while highly beneficial to the athlete, has always had an annoying drawback: the inability to precisely measure how much force the athlete is exerting during exercise. But that problem has now been solved. Introducing the kiio Sensor The kiio Sensor is a small, self-contained unit that can be connected to a resistance cable, band, tube or …

5 Kettlebell Movements to Gain Muscle

If you think kettlebells are just for swinging, think again. Kettlebells are one of the most versatile tools available to athletes today. They’re well suited to a wide range of fitness applications: strength training, conditioning, and working to increase explosiveness, power and mobility. In fact, many traditional barbell lifts can be turned into an effective kettlebell movement. Here are some …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Workout of the Month – November 2017

The ELIVATE November Workout of the Month utilizes kettlebells and a battle rope. Your goal is to complete as many rounds as possible in a 20-minute time frame. Aim for 5 to 7 rounds (but no more than 7) and choose your kettlebell weights accordingly. Workout Instructions Perform all exercises in a group as a circuit. Perform A1, then A2, then A3. …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

5 Benefits of Battle Ropes Training

Increasingly popular in gyms, and commonly utilized by boot camps and personal trainers, battle ropes are a dynamic, effective training tool. They are available in a variety of diameters and length, creating progressive levels of difficulty. Longer ropes ideal for pulling movements; thicker ropes are advantageous for developing power and grip strength. Battle Ropes are also great because their portability …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics