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

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 …

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

Be at your very best for your clients

“In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) – ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity. In addition, the current opioid epidemic is devastating families and overwhelming the foster care system, and …

Dr. Scott Bautch

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

Important Info to Consider When Training Triceps

How should we train the triceps? When training for bigger arms, it is important not to neglect the triceps. At three times the physiological cross-sectional area of the biceps, the triceps brachii are an essential component of the upper arm. So how can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the triceps? What factors do we …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Answer to a common client Resolution for Better Health

Even though it’s a few months into the new year, it’s never too late to make and keep health-related resolutions. Inevitably, for some of us and for some of your clients, that means weight loss, which also means you are bound to be getting questions about weight loss solutions and products. This might seem a little too apparent but helping …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

The Art of Coaching Is Real – Part 3

Over the last two articles, I shared two fundamental truths about the Art of Coaching with you. 1.     The Art of Coaching is real and backed up by decades of research. 2.     The Art of Coaching is the defining variable—any program is only as good as your ability to coach it, and your athlete’s willingness to buy in to it …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Foam Rolling – Why, When and How?

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial release Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-massage technique you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help increase blood flow (and thus decrease recovery time) and increase range of motion, especially …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

From Rehab to Performance, Part 4

Earlier installments of this series of posts from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance touched on the first segments of an organizational system for caring for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, Somatosensory Control. Here in Part 4, we’ll move from the clinical to the functional and performance related segments. Fundamental Performance As we start to look …

Sue Falsone

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