Why do we need more research into Strength Training?

The great thing about strength training is that it works. Want to lift heavier things? Strength training is the only way you can do that. Want bigger muscles? Lifting weights does that. Are you rehabbing a musculoskeletal injury? Resistance training of some sort will probably be involved. Want to improve your general health? Try out those weird machines at the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Recorded Webinar: Elite Athletes to the Everyday Client: Training and Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When: Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what he’s learned …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3 In this series we’ve been talking about kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and specifically how this is related to an increase in re-injury risk with athletes returning to play. In the last post, we provided a case study with an athlete who was being assessed for return to sport-specific testing. 19 …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

What can jumping teach us about muscle growth? Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed misconceptions that present a barrier to the understanding of muscle growth of even the most well-read strength coaches and personal trainers, which is how the degree of motor unit recruitment affects subsequent hypertrophy. Fortunately, we can fix this problem by comparing the effects of high-velocity strength training programs, such as those that involve jumping or …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

What can jumping teach us about muscle growth? Part 1

The mainstream fitness industry is plagued by myths and superstitions about how muscle growth happens, and about how we should structure workouts to maximize gains. In contrast, the serious bodybuilding and professional strength and conditioning communities are far better educated, and very well grounded in the science of hypertrophy. Even so, there is still one misconception that creates a barrier …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 2

Part 1 of this article was posted on Sept. 11. https://blog.elivatefitness.com/healthy-aging/circadian-rhythm…ne-system-part-1/ We discussed cortisol production and its relationship to Circadian Rhythms. In Part 2 we’ll discuss Inflammation … Noon to 5 p.m. – The Rise of Inflammation The afternoon hours see a steady decline in cortisol along with the most intense hours of sunlight (Vitamin D). Research tells us it …

Breathing Techniques to facilitate Stability

Let’s take some time today to think about breathing. When you breathe, do you feel like the whole region is expanding during breathing? Ideally, it should be. Breath should occur in 3-D. But for some people it won’t. As you watch your clients breathe, are they moving top-to-bottom with the breath, or are they moving in-and-out? Ideally, it should be in-and-out. We should …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

A Case for Cupping- Randomized Controlled Trial

Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

5 principles that influenced the Treatment and Training Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes

SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and Pro Surfing Tour (ASP/WSL) professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since the traditional soft tissue treatment and taping protocols worked by either utilizing deep, uncomfortable, symptom-specific pressure or by locking down …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

September Workout of the Month

With summer coming to an end, get outside one last time with this total body Wall Ball Workout. Select a weighted ball of your choice from 8 – 20 pounds.  Complete each exercise 10 times. Rest 1 minute after each round and repeat each round 4-6 times.   Exercises:

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer