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

To Cue or not to Cue

When evaluating a patient or athlete, is there a difference between testing their capability and testing their movement pattern? Put another way: Do we want to see what they are capable of – or what they habitually do? Professor Vladimir Janda wrote “During movement pattern testing, minimal verbal cues should be used which test an individual’s habitual way of performing a movement. …

Dr. Craig Liebenson

DC, Founder of First Principles of Movement, author of Rehabilitation of the Spine (2007) & The Functional Training Handbook (2014).

Helping to keep clients healthy and fit as they grow older

As we age, things change. “Duh,” you may be saying. But allow me to explain how it changes for your clients and their bodies, as most people recognize and acknowledge that things do indeed change, yet their strategies do not change at all. When we were younger – with less stress, more sleep and faster metabolisms – staying “in-shape” seemed to …

Clifton Harski

CF Level 1, CK-FMS, DVRT, RKC

Is This Client Acquisition Method Really Considered a 4-Letter Word?

How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym That Is Highly Sellable…Working Smarter not Harder Success Key 2 of 4 First my disclaimer: I’m not a trainer, but I have built three national service companies serving over 25,000 medical practices and 500 hospitals. Two of my companies were ranked on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

Help clients burn fat and reduce inflammation, while supporting carbohydrate metabolism

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

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3 of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, when using …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Is your Crossfit Box legit? 5 things clients are looking for

Friendly faces This might seem like a strange requirement to start off with, but clients are looking for a box where they can build a strong group of friends. The beauty of community-focused fitness is that it’s a contrast to the gym: Dragging yourself through a lonely workout with your headphones on vs. Going to see your friends and having …

JP Pocock

CF-L2 JP Pocock, aka: CrossFit KatanaCoach

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

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 2

NOTE: In Part 1 we discussed external load stability and machines vs. free weights. Comparing training with stable or unstable machines In some training studies, different types of machines have been compared with one another, where one type of machine makes use of fixed bar paths and the other type of machine uses cables that allow freedom of movement, to perform essentially the same multi-joint …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research