Controlling your emotions may play a vital role in Heart Disease

Most of the hearts on display this month are the red, symmetrical Valentine’s variety. But the other kind of heart – the organ, of course! – deserves your attention, too. It’s Heart Month, and while heart disease remains the leading cause of death for American men and women, many of those deaths are preventable. The study here suggests that controlling …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Why you can’t lift more weight

Here’s what you’re doing wrong: You can’t just rely on a steady diet of sagittal plane-dominated squats, bench, deadlift, clean, and snatch lifts. Why are you tapped out on your PR’s? Movement quality and strength/power are built off of a foundation of mobility (positioning) and stability. Your lifting program depends on these same two qualities. If your PR’s plateaued or you’re …

Douglas Brooks

MS, Exercise Physiologist

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

Help patients burn fat and reduce inflammation while improving energy levels

Research shows a master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the investigations, scientists discovered that boosting AMP-K not only resulted in the reduction of abdominal fat, but provided an unexpected benefit: a decrease in chronic inflammation. When AMP-K is turned off, the metabolism slows down and your body tries …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

State of Flow: Where training less…equals more

If you’re curious about training intensity vs consistency or Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s State of Flow concept, check out the podcast below…where longtime, high-level MMA trainer (Georges St-Pierre and many others) and the Founder of TimTam Recovery Technology Firas Zahabi, elaborates on his Joe Rogan podcast that had over 1.5m views. There’s also some really good thought-provoking info regarding: Repetitive injury cycles …

Firas Zahabi

Trainer and Strength Coach

NormaTec: Research validating Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression

NormaTec was created by an MD, PhD to enhance blood flow and speed recovery. The NormaTec Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. All of the systems use NormaTec’s patented PULSE technology to help athletes and patients recover faster between training, after performance and from injury. The NormaTec systems include a control unit and attachments that …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

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

Ashley Horner on Overcoming Obstacles

“Motivation will always come and go…but you have to reflect back and you have to remember your WHY…Fitness is my WHY.” Ashley Horner is a fitness model, bodybuilding.com & RockTape spokesmodel, business owner and mom of three boys. She focuses on inspiring others through her own personal story and downloadable training programs. “We’re all going through something that no one …

Ashley Horner

Fitness Celebrity

Do you PLAY to your strengths?

Here’s a great article by Sonya Tinsley-Hook, founder of All Our Strengths  Sonya Tinsley-Hook is a coach with a passion for helping people “know, grow, and show” their own strengths. As the founder of the All Our Strengths project, Sonya’s mission is to teach people how to become strengths champions in their own schools, families, neighborhoods, and community organizations so …

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books

Help Clients Move Better with HyperIce Technology

Help Patients and Corporate Wellness Clients Move Better with Hyperice Relaxation and recovery are keys to a healthy, productive life. Now with some simple techniques – and using state-of-art- technology from Hyperice – you can help optimize your patients’ and wellness clients’ recovery and help improve their mobility – and you can do it efficiently, on a daily basis….even at …

Dr. Mike Flores

DC, CCSP, BS