Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to be “stable.” …

Sue Falsone

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

Is sweating buckets better than a brisk walk?

Feel like your clients aren’t doing enough for their health unless they’re sweating buckets during your workouts? Cut yourself – and them – some slack. Research suggests that longer periods of walking briskly can give clients all the health benefits of running. The surprising findings, published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, found that a …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

How Do You Define Fitness for your Clients?

Fitness means different things to different people. The bodybuilder looks at muscle mass and physique as a measure of fitness, but may ignore cardiovascular endurance. The grandmother who wants to be strong enough to lift her grandchild may ignore the flexibility required to reach over the crib without hurting her back. The triathlete looks at the ability to perform endurance …

Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

The Power of Questions

My professional boxing career got off to a slow start with one draw and one loss. I instinctually knew that my issue wasn’t my skill or my training; I needed a mental shift. Determined to unleash the power I knew I had in me, I searched the library for sports psychology books and got excited by The Mental Edge by Ken Baum. I …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach

Four Strategies for Reaching Your Goals

According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Seeing as how we’re now into February, how are your resolutions coming along? How about those of your clients? If you or your clients have fallen away from the goals you set for the new year, the problem may have been the way those goals were initially …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

A Practical Guide to Hacking Compassion in the Workplace, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed compassion in the workplace. Here in Part 2, we’ll explore the 9 Pillars Of Workplace Compassion. 1. Self Compassion Compassion that does not include the self is not compassion. We cannot give what we do not have. That is true of compassion as well. Self-compassion is simply our ability to be kind to ourselves. Self-compassion …

Dr. Immanual Joseph

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

Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays

Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays Regarded as a central tool of positive psychology, the VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. It has been taken by more than 5 million people in 190+ …

Dr. Scott Bautch

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

Movement​ ​Starts​ ​At​ ​The​ ​Ground:​ ​The​ ​Importance​ ​Of​ ​Proper​ ​Foot Mechanics

Your​ ​feet​ ​are​ ​the​ ​very​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​your​ ​body’s​ ​mobility.​ ​Without​ ​proper foot​ ​function,​ ​the​ ​body’s​ ​balance​ ​and​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​movement​ ​are​ ​negatively affected​ ​and​ ​this​ ​can​ ​have​ ​a​ ​profound​ ​influence​ ​on​ ​your​ ​overall​ ​body mechanics​ ​and​ ​performance. Your​ ​feet​ ​have​ ​many​ ​roles:​ ​They​ ​support​ ​your​ ​weight,​ ​allowing​ ​you​ ​to​ ​stand upright. They​ ​propel​ ​you​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​stop​ ​you​ ​from​ …

Dr. Brian Bachelder

PhD in Biomechanics, Director of Sports Medicine, Sport Medicine provider, and Injury Prevention and Movement Performance Specialist

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