7.5 Things Your Clients Need To Do

7.5 Essential Moves You Need To Incorporate Into A Client’s Training Program As a human being, there are certain basic movements that a person has to perform multiple times a day as part of daily living. For example, when you sit down or get up from a chair, you’re performing a squat. When you pick something up off the floor, …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

ELIVATE Workout of the Month – October 2017

Ten members of the ELIVATE staff recently performed this workout outside our building at lunchtime on a beautiful sunny day. Each exercise is performed for one minute, with a 30-second break between each exercise. Two full circuits complete the workout. Designed to work the lower body and legs, it consists of the following exercises:

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Stretch of the Month

Stretching is such an important and often overlooked part of being healthy and fit. Not only to help keep muscles flexible and functioning the way they were intended, but in efforts to keep our overall musculoskeletal system balanced. Flexibility and muscular balance: Helps create better range of motion for everyday activities including competitive sports and training. Reduces pressure and stress …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

WebExercises of the Month – Preventing Football Injuries

Here are ‘exercises of the month’ with Elivate ambassador Mitch Hauschildt: Football injuries Part 1: shoulder  What are common football injuries and what are the best possible strategies to preventing them?    https://vimeo.com/231416101   The ‘Bretzel’ is a great exercise to improve thoracic mobility. https://vimeo.com/231420886   The ‘inverted row’ can help to improve shoulder and core stability.  https://vimeo.com/231420892     Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

Techniques to relieve muscle cramps

From the experts – a technique to help relieve muscle cramps

For more than 35 years, I have spent time with many different sports, many age ranges from elementary school through the 4th decade, at pretty much every level of competition from AYSO soccer up through every school age, Olympic and professional levels. The one thing that all athletes are susceptible to is muscle cramping. Earlier in my career, after I …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 last week, we discussed: 1 – What is DNS 2 – How is our “Perfection” of Movement Lost 3 – How is DNS related to Exercise? 4 – Sports Example: DNS and Golf Let’s take for example a golf swing. The ability to bring the club into the back swing not only requires strength and …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 1

When was the last time you were watching a sporting event on TV and you said to yourself, “This athlete just makes the sport looks so seamlessly easy.” How about when you take your child to watch someone perform live and you are sitting up close and all you can say to yourself is “Wow.” Part of this “perfection” is, …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Gut Smash

Learn How To Gut Smash

Do you suffer from low back pain or hip pain? GUT SMASH may be an excellent to add to your routine as its effective in breaking up restrictions that we may have in the abdomen. With our organs, musculature and surrounding tissue moving more freely we will have less stress and pulling on the surrounding muscle and tissue resulting in relief of low back and hip …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE

How Individual Differences Impact Squat Performance – Part II

HIP SOCKETS AND SQUAT DEPTH – HOW INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT SQUAT PERFORMANCE By Dr. Zachary Long In Part I of this series on individualizing squat technique prescriptions, we covered how an athlete’s hip and ankle mobility (or lack thereof) can impact their squat form. These variations in individual anatomy mean that many of the “rules” for what a proper squat should look like are …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach