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High Intensity Workouts Just Got Easier

HISTORY While visiting numerous fitness clubs around the world and participating in group exercise classes, the team at FITBENCH soon realized there were a number of problems when using equipment in high intensity classes. These problems were killing classes. Getting numerous pieces of equipment ready before the class was laborious for the members and ate into the class time. Alternative …

Tom Eastham

Fitness Coach and Trainer

TRX What makes movement “functional?”

TRX’s Foundational Movements. What does this really mean: What makes movement functional? Is it the number of times you do it? Is it a piece of equipment you’re using? The reps? Sets? Are functional movements the ones that our fitness instructor’s say they are, just because they say so? This can certainly be confusing and understandably so. Functional movements can mean many …

Brynne Elliott

Senior Director of Training TRX, MS

The Terpene Menthol, the TRPM8 Receptor and Pain

Why the Terpene Menthol works on the TRPM8 Receptor to help reduce pain Menthol might be the most medically researched, commonly known plant terpene to date. Most of the studies conducted are based on improving human health. Thanks to positive results in that area, menthol appears in many over-the-counter products, in addition to being used in topical analgesics and essential …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

3 Go-To Exercises for Cyclists

Go-to exercises to prevent overuse injuries with your cyclists A combination of strength, mobility, and flexibility are essential to keep a cyclist healthy. Proper hamstring flexibility and hip mobility allow your clients to maintain the proper hip-torso angle when on the bike. Core and low back strength will increase pedaling power output while upper back and tricep strength will give …

US Women’s Soccer Captain Carli Lloyd Teams up with Yolked

Advanced nutrition company MYOS RENS Technology Inc. recently announced their latest endorsement partnership: with Carli Lloyd, an American superstar soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Women’s Player of the Year and three-time Olympian. Carli was a co-captain of the 2019 World Cup Championship winning USA squad. As part of the endorsement partnership, Lloyd …

Dr. Neerav Dilip Padliya

PhD, PMP, Vice President, Research Alliances at MYOS RENS Technology Inc.

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Q: What do Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Triple H all have in common?

A: They’ve all worked with Kevin Wilk when rehabbing from an injury. Stay tuned for Dr. Wilk’s upcoming FREE webinar: “Recent Advances in Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols.” In this FREE webinar for ELIVATE customers, Dr. Wilk will discuss: Key Shoulder Rehabilitation Principles Normalizing Shoulder Mobility Functional Scapular Base Neuromuscular Control and Dynamic Stability Multi-Phased Rehabilitation Program Don’t miss this webinar! For more …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Doctor of Chiropractic, CEO, Sport and Spine Rehab & Founder and President of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation.

Is It Time for New Dumbbells?

As we transition into fall, give your gym a refresh with new, high quality dumbbells! Designed to withstand even the toughest workouts, these resilient Body Sport® dumbbells are sure to take your clients’ fitness routine to the next level. Body Sport Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbells Designed to endure the abuse of the weight room, these Rubber Hex Dumbbells are extremely …

Kelly Eterovich

National Account Manager, ELIVATE Fitness

Choosing the right Probiotic. Is More always better?

If you’re looking for the ideal probiotic dietary supplement for yourself or your patients, you’ve probably noticed the broad array of brands and ingredients available, in forms that include capsules, powders and liquids. Trying to make direct comparisons between them can be confusing unless you know what to look for. Let’s examine some key factors that can help you make …

Dr. Jason Mitchell

N.D. and CEO of Probulin®