Important info for training Lats

How can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the latissimus dorsi? What factors do we need to take into account, and how do each of these factors affect the variables in the program? What information do we need to identify the best approach to training a muscle group? To understand how to train the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Exercises to Address Your Client’s 60 lb. Head

There are multiple health risks associated with forward head posture(FHP), and the so called “text neck” seems to become a new epidemic. A fairly new risk factor that contributes to this problem is excessive usage of mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. Over the past 7 years, mobile usage has grown from .3 hours a day to 2.8 hours a day …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

Exercise Series for Enhanced Dynamic Shoulder Control

EXERCISE SERIES FOR ENHANCED DYNAMIC SHOULDER CONTROL IN THE OVERHEAD THROWING ATHLETE Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT I AJ. Yenchak, DPT, PT, CSCS, I Christopher A. ArrigoI James R. Andrews, M.D THE THROWER’S TEN PROGRAM Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is very simple…Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

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

Sample TRX Workout: The TRX Total Body Burn by Brett Klika

The TRX is undoubtedly one of the most popular suspension training systems on the fitness market – and with good reason. The simple set-up can be used by beginners or advanced members for total body training. TRX Master Trainer Casey Stutzman recently talked about the benefits derived from a TRX workout and personal trainer Brett Klika shared the above TRX circuit with us. …

Brett Klika FitQuest Performance Center CSCS

Brett Klika

CSCS, Co-Founder of SPIDERFit Kids, Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (2013)

Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants young athletes to STOP

I have been very blessed in my career to learn and work with some of the very best in sports medicine. It is always humbling to see professionals at this level so passionate about helping to reduce injuries in youth athletics. Therapists, doctors and parents of athletes and coaches, this is a must watch and a must read about Dr. James Andrews. …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

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

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

How do different variations of exercise affect connective tissues? Part 2

In Part 1, we discussed the properties and function of connective tissues. In this post, we’ll discuss the different variations of exercise and how connective tissues respond. How do connective tissues respond to endurance training? When exposed to the repetitive but low forces that are common to endurance training, connective tissues respond by displaying fatigue damage. Fatigue damage is a …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

How do different variations of exercise affect connective tissues?

Do we need to think about connective tissues when strength training? We tend to focus on the adaptations that occur inside muscle fibers after most types of exercise. However, adaptations also happen outside of muscle fibers, in the connective tissues, such as in the intramuscular connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. But how do different types of exercise affect these …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

The Art of Coaching Is as Real as the Science of Training

There are few concepts that have been more misunderstood than the “Art of Coaching.” One of the biggest misconceptions is that the Art of Coaching is nothing but motivational fluff and a “let’s hug it out” mentality. So, to begin, we first need to understand and acknowledge that the Art of Coaching is real. The Art of Coaching is every …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance