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Latest news and insights from the health and fitness industry. Please take some time time to read our informative articles from a wide range of sources.

EXERCISE AND PREGNANCY: WOMEN TAKING THE LEAD IN THEIR WORKOUT:

By TATUM REBELLE Exercise and Pregnancy? Yes! See the benefits of why they go together so well and exercise programming ideas for each trimester. Remaining physically active during pregnancy can help improve posture, decrease back pain, swelling, constipation, and...

HERE’S HOW TO ADD BATTLE ROPES TO YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

By Josh Gonzalez On the ropes about battle ropes? See how to incorporate battle ropes into your personal training programs using the NASM OPT model. Fitness has definitely changed over recent years, becoming smarter with the application of human movement principles...

MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE IT BAND

By Kyle Stull If you were to research IT band problems every day for the next year, there is a good chance you will accumulate over 365 different articles on causes, approaches to treatment, and quick fixes. Many of these articles would explain how the IT band rubs on...

Relative from Real – Trail Hip in Gait: Sagittal Plane:

By Dr David Tiberio Category: Applied Functional Science Share As the gait cycle progresses, the lead leg becomes the trail leg.  But there may be an advantage to consider what is happening to the trail leg at the same time the lead leg is going through its REAL bone...

Meal plans usually suck. Here are 6 better ways to transform your diet:

By Brian St. Pierre Lots of people looking to improve their eating think meal plans are the answer. The only problem? Meal plans usually suck… and they rarely last. So, instead of prescribing yet another doomed eating regimen, check out these 6 ways to transform any...

9 Things to Know About How the Body Uses Protein to Repair Muscle Tissue:

by Pete McCall When it comes to increasing muscle size or definition, you’ve probably been told that lifting weights breaks down a muscle, which then becomes stronger or bigger as a result of the repair process. But is this really true or simply another one of the...

Bringing Ancient Physical Culture to the Modern Age:

By TRX With the sensationalism of today’s 24-7 news, the menace of terrorist attacks and the saber-rattling of rogue dictatorships, it would be easy to believe that we live in the most violent time on record. But yet if we look back in human history, it soon becomes...

Preventing Low Back Pain:

Ahhhh.... The trials and tribulations of back pain - perhaps the most elusive member of the  “aches and pains” family. How it feels and where it comes from can vary drastically from person to person. It can be attributed to anything and everything from a singular...

OFF ICE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY GOALIES:

By MICHAEL YAREMKO Minimize Injury Potential – Maximize Performance! When someone says that you have potential, they are really saying, “You could be great, but you aren’t right now.” Athletes typically don’t ever want to hear these words, especially goalies, but it...

5 TRX BICEP EXERCISES YOU SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW:

Think you need a full weight rack for a serious arm day? Not so fast. There are lots of bicep exercises you can master using just your bodyweight and your TRX Suspension Trainer. Below, we've outlined five moves to help you power up your upper body. Whether you rep it...

WHAT IS BICEPS TENDONITIS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO AVOID IT?:

By Kyle Stull You’ve probably heard the term biceps tendonitis as gym members highlight an ache or pain at the front of their shoulder. But what is biceps tendonitis and what can be done to avoid it? WHAT IS BICEPS TENDONITIS (AKA: TENDINITIS) AND WHAT CAN YOU DO?...

CRB – Relative from Real: Shoulder Motions:

February 06, 2018 by Dr. David Tiberio Category: Applied Functional Science Shoulder joint motion (glenohumeral articulation) occurs when there is relative movement between the head of the humerus and the glenoid fossa of the scapula.  Like all joints, real motion of...

THE VALUE OF VO2 – HEALTH MEASURE OR PERFORMANCE MARKER?:

By Fabio Comana The Nordic combined, a combination of cross-country skiing and jumping was one of the original five sports at the first-ever Winter Olympics held in France in 1924. To this day, endurance sports like the biathlon, cross-country skiing and the Nordic...

ADDING CORPORATE FITNESS TO YOUR PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS:

By Nino MAGADDINO With increasing healthcare costs for businesses across the United States, the need for fitness and wellness professionals continues to grow. Fortunately, many businesses have decided to approve corporate fitness and wellness programs to lower...

OPTIMIZING THORACIC SPINE MOBILITY WITH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE:

By Kyle Stull Thoracic mobility is a key component of spinal rotation. See why optimal thoracic spine mobility is so important for functional movement. Thoracic mobility has become a buzzword over the last several years. This is likely due to the constant barrage of...

SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING FOR HOCKEY:

By BRIAN SUTTON, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Hockey is arguably the quintessential competitive sport of the cold weather season. Here we’ll discuss the unique demands of ice hockey and how sports performance professionals can safely and effectively implement...

5 Gut-Healing Soups To Start The Year Off Right:

By Mind Body Green Weight loss and exercise get the most attention when it comes to getting healthy in the new year, but as we’re coming off a busy holiday season, it’s vital to focus on gut health as part of an overall wellness plan. You can be eating balanced meals...

Why the “pause-button mentality” is ruining your health and fitness:

By John Berardi, Ph.D. “I’ll resume healthy eating after my vacation… once the baby is born… after Dad gets out of the hospital… January 1… Monday.” While this kind of “pause-button mentality” seems reasonable, it could be ruining your health and fitness. Here’s why,...

FOAM ROLLING- APPLYING THE TECHNIQUE OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:

By  STACEY PENNEY, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. Foam rollers...

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