Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3 of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, when using …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

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 2

NOTE: In Part 1 we discussed external load stability and machines vs. free weights. Comparing training with stable or unstable machines In some training studies, different types of machines have been compared with one another, where one type of machine makes use of fixed bar paths and the other type of machine uses cables that allow freedom of movement, to perform essentially the same multi-joint …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Ashley Horner on Overcoming Obstacles

“Motivation will always come and go…but you have to reflect back and you have to remember your WHY…Fitness is my WHY.” Ashley Horner is a fitness model, bodybuilding.com & RockTape spokesmodel, business owner and mom of three boys. She focuses on inspiring others through her own personal story and downloadable training programs. “We’re all going through something that no one …

Ashley Horner

Fitness Celebrity

What is BFR or Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves wrapping an elastic band or cuff around your limbs to partially block blood flow during a workout. The technique has been growing in popularity among bodybuilders in recent years and new research suggests that it may have potential to enhance endurance and assist in injury rehabilitation. Proper education and effective application for efficacy and …

Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Help Clients Move Better with HyperIce Technology

Help Patients and Corporate Wellness Clients Move Better with Hyperice Relaxation and recovery are keys to a healthy, productive life. Now with some simple techniques – and using state-of-art- technology from Hyperice – you can help optimize your patients’ and wellness clients’ recovery and help improve their mobility – and you can do it efficiently, on a daily basis….even at …

Dr. Mike Flores

DC, CCSP, BS

Blood Flow Restriction Doppler Video – No Occlusion

The B STRONG System was created with safety and efficacy in mind. B Strong is specifically designed NOT TO OCCLUDE (stop) blood flow to the limb, making it the safest BFR system of its kind, and can be used anytime, anywhere, by anyone, to optimize overall fitness. The B STRONG System was created with safety and efficacy in mind. B …

Step outside the world as you know it…and Thrive

The journey of true discovery lies not in finding new lands but in looking through new eyes.   – Marcel Proust  Whether we realize it or not, we exist within mental constructs. Albeit invisible, they dictate our thoughts, feelings, actions and, consequently, results. All psychological problems, suffering, and unfulfilled desires are the byproduct of these invisible mental constraints. To create an …