June Workout of the Month

June’s workout of the month features one of our newest products, the 3ACT Slide! The 3ACT Slide reinvents the idea of a traditional linear slideboard in a functional, fun, easy-to-use tool for all fitness levels. Perform each exercise for :35 seconds with :15 seconds of rest in between. Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 mins. Do not lift your feet off the …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Providing novel stimulus to help reduce pain and increase range of motion

This week, we tapped Shante Cofield to give us one of her favorite tricks with RockFloss. Check out an entirely new way to reduce muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion – with a convenient, portable floss band! Here we’ll detail the steps to applying RockFloss to the calf. The goal will be to improve flexibility, help with …

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

Fun Early Phase ACL and Total Knee Rehab Progressions

Early Phase ACL and TKE Progressions Utilizing the Motion Guidance™ Laser Pointer Visual Feedback Tool This quick blog post will discuss some options for early rehab utilizing visual feedback with a knee patient. This may apply to post-operative ACL rehab or Total Knee rehab, or any patient needing to lock in some early-on skills such as terminal knee extension range of motion or …

The Mace: A Weapon for Waging War on Weakness and Obesity

History The Mace is at least 1,000 years old and has been used as a war weapon by numerous cultures. In India, the Mace is called the Gada, and has been used as a war weapon, but is also used as a training tool by the Wrestling Gyms (Akhara). The Mace also appears prominently in paintings of Hindu deities, usually …

Rik Brown

“Mr. Maceman”

Training like a warrior: Why a mace or club should be implemented into your routine

First off, just admit you said, “What the heck is a mace?” It’s okay. You’re not alone. I’d bet a majority of readers had the same reaction. Here’s the answer: A mace is a training tool based on an ancient weapon – the gada – which originated in South Asia. It is long and narrow with a weight at the …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to be “stable.” …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Stretch of the Month

Stretching is such an important and often overlooked part of being healthy and fit. Not only to help keep muscles flexible and functioning the way they were intended, but in efforts to keep our overall musculoskeletal system balanced. Flexibility and muscular balance: Helps create better range of motion for everyday activities including competitive sports and training. Reduces pressure and stress …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

The Three R’s – Release, Restore, Retrain

We all know that an exercise program should be the cornerstone of an effective care plan. This especially holds true for conditions that are primarily caused by muscle imbalances or dysfunctional movement patterns. Research also shows that exercise is instrumental in preventing and treating chronic pain. But we also know that clients often prefer to avoid exercise during episodes of …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 last week, we discussed: 1 – What is DNS 2 – How is our “Perfection” of Movement Lost 3 – How is DNS related to Exercise? 4 – Sports Example: DNS and Golf Let’s take for example a golf swing. The ability to bring the club into the back swing not only requires strength and …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Part 1

When was the last time you were watching a sporting event on TV and you said to yourself, “This athlete just makes the sport looks so seamlessly easy.” How about when you take your child to watch someone perform live and you are sitting up close and all you can say to yourself is “Wow.” Part of this “perfection” is, …

Drew Morcos

Drew Morcos

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT