Posture in the workplace

Improving Posture: Workplace Edition

Last month, I shared an article about the basics of improving posture, which is just as important as nutrition and excercise. As a Corporate Fitness Manager, I see people every day sitting properly at their workspace but we all know people out there who slouch, sit too near or too far from their computer screen or adjust their legs in an awkward …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

Corrective exercise programming for ACL injury prevention

Corrective Exercise Programming for ACL Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL injuries and keep your clients active through corrective exercise programming Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 per year. With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant not to mention the long term sequela to the …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Part I

I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues as a result of repetitive stress from overhead motions and overuse. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery if possible. Conventional treatment of rotator cuff injuries typically call for powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

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

Posture Basics

Improving Posture: The Basics

As we learned earlier this month in a previous article, there have been long-standing discussions linking poor posture and depression. Of course, it’s not shocking that the two are tied to one another. Slumping compresses the front of the body and weakens the back, which can impact breathing and digestion. When you think of a happy, confident person, you most …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Fitness Equipment

How To Best Spend $250 On Fitness Equipment

Spring will be here (officially) next week and when a new season rolls around, the saying “out with the old, in with the new” can come to mind. Whether you haven’t made much progress on a New Year’s Resolution, you simply want to refresh pertinent fitness pieces or add to your already assembled home gym, investing in new workout equipment …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Woman using foam roller

Self Myofascial Release: Proven to help you feel and move better

Self myofascial release tools, such as foam rollers, trigger point balls and massage sticks have become some of the most popular tools used for corrective exercises, fitness, and sports performance. In fact, performing self myofascial release has become almost a uniform component in the majority of fitness and sports performance programs. You can certainly argue the exact physiological benefit of performing self myofascial release. …

Mike Reinold

Mike Reinold

PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Co-Founder and President of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

High Intensity Fitness Programming

Six Versatile Items For High-Intensity Fitness Programming

Clients join a specific gym or club for many different reasons. Some like the social aspect of group exercise, while others choose a facility based on high-end equipment or other factors that align with their goals. Facilities offering high-intensity fitness programming, regardless of what they name the class, need certain products that might not be required for other classes. If …

Woman Running Elivate Fitness

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP