Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

The Art of Coaching Is Real – Part 3

Over the last two articles, I shared two fundamental truths about the Art of Coaching with you. 1.     The Art of Coaching is real and backed up by decades of research. 2.     The Art of Coaching is the defining variable—any program is only as good as your ability to coach it, and your athlete’s willingness to buy in to it …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

The Art of Coaching Is Real Part 2

Despite the fact that many of our coaching styles may differ (as they should), many of the problems we face and puzzles we need to solve are the same. Let me ask you, how many of the following struggles sound familiar to you: You have athletes or clients who always want to somehow modify the training program you created even …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

From Rehab to Performance, Part 4

Earlier installments of this series of posts from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance touched on the first segments of an organizational system for caring for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, Somatosensory Control. Here in Part 4, we’ll move from the clinical to the functional and performance related segments. Fundamental Performance As we start to look …

Sue Falsone

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

The Art of Coaching Is as Real as the Science of Training

There are few concepts that have been more misunderstood than the “Art of Coaching.” One of the biggest misconceptions is that the Art of Coaching is nothing but motivational fluff and a “let’s hug it out” mentality. So, to begin, we first need to understand and acknowledge that the Art of Coaching is real. The Art of Coaching is every …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 1

Shortly after age 50, the rate at which a person loses muscle mass begins to accelerate. Figure 1 is a graphical representation of the average number of quadriceps muscle fibers present in adults aged 18 to 82. Looking at the center of the graph, it is clear that the number of muscle fibers remains stable until around age 50. After …

Surge Move of the Month – Sprawl to Deadlift to Clean Combo

In Part 3, we discussed Unstable Resistance with the Surge Clean. Once again, Hydro-Inertia™ is the utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand, or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology in the …

Carey Kepler

CF Coach

Do you assess waist and BMI with your clients?

“It’s hard to lose weight but it’s harder to be overweight.”  Waist size and body mass index (BMI) There are a few numbers you should know when finding out if your clients are a healthy size. Weight is just one of them. Waist size is another. Waist size is important because fat can build up around the waist and cause …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Surge Move of the Month – Part 3 Unstable Resistance

In Part 2, we introduced Hydro-Inertia Technology with the Surge Deadlift. (link to Part 1) HYDRO-INERTIA™ is the utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand, or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology …

Carey Kepler

CF Coach

The Training Benefits of Nasal Breathing

It’s all in the nose. For all general purposes, we are intended to inhale and exhale through our noses. By design, our mighty noses, with hair, sinuses and mucus, are designed to filter the air we breathe. As we breathe, the nose is constantly exposed to inhaled debris and microbes (viruses, bacteria, and fungus). When we breathe through the nose, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life