Battle stress and cravings by naturally suppressing appetite and accelerating fat metabolism

Want to fight Stress & Craving by naturally suppressing appetite and accelerating fat metabolism? Greens First® LEAN™ Stress & Craving Supports Healthy Metabolism* …by helping to control appetite and produce feeling of fullness: Increases production of norepinephrine and curbs cravings Helps balance mood and enhances mental focus Supports sugar transfer to muscle not fat Stress & Craving is an important …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Magnesium Deficiency and Its Potential Link to Inflammation

The study below briefly discusses the importance of having the right levels of magnesium and the potential systemic health concerns of being deficient for yourself and for your clients. Also, did you know that Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate? Read below . . . Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF Department …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

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

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

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

Is your Crossfit Box legit? 5 things clients are looking for

Friendly faces This might seem like a strange requirement to start off with, but clients are looking for a box where they can build a strong group of friends. The beauty of community-focused fitness is that it’s a contrast to the gym: Dragging yourself through a lonely workout with your headphones on vs. Going to see your friends and having …

JP Pocock

CF-L2 JP Pocock, aka: CrossFit KatanaCoach

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