To Cue or not to Cue

When evaluating a patient or athlete, is there a difference between testing their capability and testing their movement pattern? Put another way: Do we want to see what they are capable of – or what they habitually do? Professor Vladimir Janda wrote “During movement pattern testing, minimal verbal cues should be used which test an individual’s habitual way of performing a movement. …

Dr. Craig Liebenson

DC, Founder of First Principles of Movement, author of Rehabilitation of the Spine (2007) & The Functional Training Handbook (2014).

Helping to keep clients healthy and fit as they grow older

As we age, things change. “Duh,” you may be saying. But allow me to explain how it changes for your clients and their bodies, as most people recognize and acknowledge that things do indeed change, yet their strategies do not change at all. When we were younger – with less stress, more sleep and faster metabolisms – staying “in-shape” seemed to …

Clifton Harski

CF Level 1, CK-FMS, DVRT, RKC

Is This Client Acquisition Method Really Considered a 4-Letter Word?

How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym That Is Highly Sellable…Working Smarter not Harder Success Key 2 of 4 First my disclaimer: I’m not a trainer, but I have built three national service companies serving over 25,000 medical practices and 500 hospitals. Two of my companies were ranked on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

Help clients burn fat and reduce inflammation, while supporting carbohydrate metabolism

Research shows a master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the investigations, scientists discovered that boosting AMP-K not only resulted in the reduction of abdominal fat, but provided an unexpected benefit: a decrease in chronic inflammation. When AMP-K is turned off, the metabolism slows down and your body tries …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2 of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training is …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Help patients burn fat and reduce inflammation while improving energy levels

Research shows a master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the investigations, scientists discovered that boosting AMP-K not only resulted in the reduction of abdominal fat, but provided an unexpected benefit: a decrease in chronic inflammation. When AMP-K is turned off, the metabolism slows down and your body tries …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 1

Many strength coaches recommend against training on unstable surfaces when using free weights for improving sports performance. Leaving aside safety issues, the main reason given is that lighter weights are used in less stable conditions. And this makes sense, because lighter weights lead to smaller strength gains. Many coaches also recommend against using multi-joint machines like the leg press, when preparing athletes for sport. The reason given for this is that the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Flip Your AMP-K Switch “ON” …The Key to Weight Loss

Recent research has discovered a potential key to effective and lasting weight loss. Scientists have found that weight loss can be as easy as turning on a key enzyme that burns fat and turns up the metabolism. The research shows the master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Fit for the Holidays: Easy Ways For Your Clients to Exercise

The holidays leave us all over-scheduled and under-rested. This time of year also takes our clients out of their normal eating and exercise routines (just when they need them the most). It’s up to you to help your clients keep the busy holiday season from sidetracking their regular exercise routines. Even if they can’t make it in for a workout, …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

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John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education