Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

Effective modality to enhance fracture and soft-tissue healing

Below is a great study which speaks to the benefits of IPC (Intermittent pneumatic compression)…along with some more info on the new NormaTec 2.0. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Fracture and Soft-Tissue Injuries Healing Anil Khanna, Nikolaos Gougoulias, and Nicola Maffulli Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB Staffs, UK Introduction: …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

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

The Benefits of The Great Outdoors Exercise Routine

Go Outside and Play. Take a Healthy Break from Your Exercise Routine. It’s called “the GREAT outdoors” for a reason. Maybe it’s because we spend 90% of our time working and training indoors,1 but when you finally get outside, it feels great. Not only that, it’s also great for your health. Here’s why:2 Going outside can mean more vitamin D to …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

Matcha Tea: A Healthy Way to Increase Natural Energy and Focus

Known for its mellow, soothing flavor, matcha green tea is the ultimate superfood that can be infused into cooked dishes or taken as a tea. In addition to helping with natural energy and restoring the body’s well-being and balance, it also provides the following health benefits. Matcha Tea Health Benefits Assists in weight loss, boosting calorie and fat burning 130 …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Breathing Techniques to Access Your Performance Potential

Accessing your 100 percent performance potential requires you to have a good breathing practice. We typically only become conscious of our breathing when we are breathing hard or can’t breathe at all. But adding in a breath practice before, during and after competition and training can help performance and recovery. It can also make you a healthier, more conscious athlete, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

Zombie Cells – That Just Won’t Die

Immortality might not be as much fun as it sounds – especially when it comes to your cells. Zombie cells (or senescent cells, as they’re more properly called) are cells that have ceased to divide. Normally, a healthy cell has a limit to how many times it can divide and replicate itself; this cellular crossroads is often referred to as …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

Cutting-Edge Rehab and Recovery System Backed by Research

NORMATEC PULSE PRO 2.0 The Ultimate Rehab and Recovery Experience The NormaTec PULSE PRO 2.0 is today’s most advanced athlete recovery system. It brings you cutting-edge connectivity and powerful results in a compact, modern design that travels well and is built to last. The PULSE PRO 2.0 is used for both rehab and recovery and features a sophisticated touchscreen display …

Innovative Movement Patterns That Stimulate Stability and Confidence

Ever feel like your clients aren’t quite ready for heavier weighted resistance exercises? Or like you need a few basic exercises in your toolbox to help build confidence and make them feel stronger and more stable? The SURGE® Storm is a great tool to improve movement and stability. The Surge offers the opportunity to provide advanced core training and innovative movement patterns …

Steph Paulson

Fitness Instructor

Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

Foam Rolling – Why, When and How?

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial release Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-massage technique you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help increase blood flow (and thus decrease recovery time) and increase range of motion, especially …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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