Improve your Posture with this Series of Stretches, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the importance of stretching the internal rotators of the shoulders to improve: posture energy levels confidence and appearance and reduce: tension headaches shoulder issues neck and back pain In this article we’ll add the wall stretches listed below to this series. As always, please make sure to err on the side of caution when stretching, so …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

5 Kettlebell Movements to Gain Muscle

If you think kettlebells are just for swinging, think again. Kettlebells are one of the most versatile tools available to athletes today. They’re well suited to a wide range of fitness applications: strength training, conditioning, and working to increase explosiveness, power and mobility. In fact, many traditional barbell lifts can be turned into an effective kettlebell movement. Here are some …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Workout of the Month – November 2017

The ELIVATE November Workout of the Month utilizes kettlebells and a battle rope. Your goal is to complete as many rounds as possible in a 20-minute time frame. Aim for 5 to 7 rounds (but no more than 7) and choose your kettlebell weights accordingly. Workout Instructions Perform all exercises in a group as a circuit. Perform A1, then A2, then A3. …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

5 Benefits of Battle Ropes Training

Increasingly popular in gyms, and commonly utilized by boot camps and personal trainers, battle ropes are a dynamic, effective training tool. They are available in a variety of diameters and length, creating progressive levels of difficulty. Longer ropes ideal for pulling movements; thicker ropes are advantageous for developing power and grip strength. Battle Ropes are also great because their portability …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Training for Tennis Will Improve More Than Just Your Game

Tennis is a great way for your clients to get the cardio they need to stay in shape. But the fitness you develop from a regular tennis game has an added bonus: It carries over into the rest of your life. By playing tennis, you also improve your functional fitness: your ability to do ordinary things like carry a sack …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

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

7.5 Things Your Clients Need To Do

7.5 Essential Moves You Need To Incorporate Into A Client’s Training Program As a human being, there are certain basic movements that a person has to perform multiple times a day as part of daily living. For example, when you sit down or get up from a chair, you’re performing a squat. When you pick something up off the floor, …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

ELIVATE Workout of the Month – October 2017

Ten members of the ELIVATE staff recently performed this workout outside our building at lunchtime on a beautiful sunny day. Each exercise is performed for one minute, with a 30-second break between each exercise. Two full circuits complete the workout. Designed to work the lower body and legs, it consists of the following exercises:

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

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.

How exercise affects your brain

How Exercise Affects Your Brain Research on movement and its specific effects on the brain has evolved to the point where we can now identify the types of movement-based exercise that are best for each specific brain area. The different physical exercises can then be correlated to specific mental gains, from improving memory to dealing with cravings to reducing stress. …

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books