Help clients stay injury free during the ski season

ACL injuries are among the most common injuries occurring 100,000–200,000 times per year. Among skiers, recreational alpine skiers have the highest incidence of ACL ruptures. Since the majority of these injuries are non-contact, providing clients with a preventative exercise program can limit their risk for injury. Here are some of our favorite ACL injury prevention exercises: #1: Side Plank with …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Why you can’t lift more weight

Here’s what you’re doing wrong: You can’t just rely on a steady diet of sagittal plane-dominated squats, bench, deadlift, clean, and snatch lifts. Why are you tapped out on your PR’s? Movement quality and strength/power are built off of a foundation of mobility (positioning) and stability. Your lifting program depends on these same two qualities. If your PR’s plateaued or you’re …

Douglas Brooks

MS, Exercise Physiologist

Create Clients for Life

In Part 2of this series on… How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym That Is Highly Sellable . . . Working Way Less… we discussed how to Increase Referrals. In Success Key Part 3, we’ll tackle Creating Clients for Life. When I speak to health and fitness professionals, I always ask, “How many of your clients will have reoccurring …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

The AMP-K Diet Program Helps Reduce Body Fat!

Some people struggle to lose weight, while others lose or maintain an ideal weight easily. Recent research has uncovered why it is harder to lose weight as you age. This discovery is an enzyme called AMP-K which can help determine how easy it is to lose or gain weight. Greens First Lean has developed a program to support healthy production …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

What is EPIC Hybrid Training?

I get this question so much that at this point it’s become a running joke with friends, family, and Epic members who GET IT! (What EPIC is all about)! What’s funny is that EPIC is nearly impossible to describe in conversation, and the best way to GET IT is to participate in a class. For me, EPIC has become a …

Alexander Nicholas

Spartan Pro Team and Spartan Race Champion, Owner/Founder at EPIC Hybrid Training

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