Why sleeping position matters

How do your clients feel when they wake up in the morning? Refreshed, rested and ready to go? Or stiff, achy and wishing they could go back to sleep for another few hours? The difference may depend on their sleeping position. Sleeping on your back Most experts agree that sleeping on your back is the ideal position, but it’s not …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into exercise and control groups. The exercise group performed “breathing …

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of ScienceInBrief.com

5 Kettlebell Movements to Gain Muscle

If you think kettlebells are just for swinging, think again. Kettlebells are one of the most versatile tools available to athletes today. They’re well suited to a wide range of fitness applications: strength training, conditioning, and working to increase explosiveness, power and mobility. In fact, many traditional barbell lifts can be turned into an effective kettlebell movement. Here are some …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

A Practical Guide to Hacking Compassion in the Workplace

What is Compassion Compassion is simply caring in action. When we notice that people around are going through challenges, and we respond with an intent to help them out of their challenges, we are being compassionate. We are also being compassionate when we notice and respond kindly to our own challenges (self-compassion). Compassion is part of our human nature, and …

Dr. Immanual Joseph

PhD., CPC, ELI-MP and Co-founder/Visionary Kulture Of Kindness

Long Term Athletic Development: Considerations Within Tennis – A Practical Approach, Part One

Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) refers to an athletic progression in young people that improves their health, wellbeing and physical performance, reduces their risk of injury, and enhances their psycho-social development. This multifaceted, non-linear process requires coaches and sport scientists to be adaptable and to understand how children’s anatomy and physiology varies (Lloyd et al., 2016). Recent evidence regarding LTAD …

Jonathan Fraser

CTPS, MTPS Owner of Science in Tennis; Strength and Conditioning Coach, Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise

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

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

Preventing Common football Injuries

How can we prevent common football injuries?

We are pleased to reprint this article authored by Mitch Hauschildt for Webexercises. How can we prevent common football injuries? with Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS This month we are excited to feature Mitch Hauschildt in our blog to get some ideas on why and how we can help players preventing common football injuries. Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS serves …

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

Remind your clients what happens when they stop exercising.

Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion…and bodies at rest tend to stay at rest. We all know the benefits of staying active, but sometimes our clients need to be reminded of these benefits (and negative effects) over and over again, before they truly understand just how important persistence and consistency are when it comes working out. I recently …

Dr. Scott Bautch

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