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Simple Nutritional Strategies  for the Holidays

Simple Nutritional Strategies for the Holidays

By Fabio Comana MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES In this mindful eating article, we reveal several simple ideas that can make big differences with weight loss without having to consciously feel deprived of everything you enjoy. Part of this overall strategy will require you...
The Power of Protein

The Power of Protein

Geoff Lecovin, MS, DC, ND, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES  There are many myths and misconceptions regarding optimum protein intake and the effects of protein on body composition, performance, recovery and metabolism.  The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)...
The Cost of Getting Lean: Is it really worth the trade-off

The Cost of Getting Lean: Is it really worth the trade-off

By Ryan Andrews & Brian St. Pierre :: Precision Nutrition Six-pack abs. Tight butts. Lean, vibrant, flawless health. That’s the image the fitness industry is selling. But have you ever wondered what it costs to achieve that “look”? What you have to do more of? And...
Plantar Fasciitis – “A Function First View Point”

Plantar Fasciitis – “A Function First View Point”

By: Function First, San Diego, CA Foot problems can be a nightmare for anyone who exercises upright. The fact that the foot must interface with the ground consistently can jeopardize your workouts (and therefore your health) when there is a problem there. Plantar...
Is the GRID the Answer to Body Aches?

Is the GRID the Answer to Body Aches?

By Nilufer Atik – Telegraph Is the Grid X the answer to body aches? Beckham thinks so. Do you suffer from niggling aches and twinges? A new type of ‘trigger’ therapy, already used by David Beckham, may be the answer – and you can do it all by...
Diving Deeper into the Squat : Common Misconceptions

Diving Deeper into the Squat : Common Misconceptions

By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, NASM Faculty To this day, we still hear certain squat rules echoed over and over throughout gyms and health clubs by many fitness professionals that often sound contradictory. While some rules emerged through research, the...
Stress – How are you dealing with it?

Stress – How are you dealing with it?

By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, NASM Faculty That dreaded six-letter word that many of us know all too well. While we may be aware of some of the consequences of stress, the question that should be asked is what we are doing on a consistent basis to...
Three Misconceptions Behind Corrective Exercise

Three Misconceptions Behind Corrective Exercise

By Kevin Murray – Function First Director of Education Tight and Weak, Stretch and Strengthen. “The biology of pain is never really straightforward, even when it appears to be”. Lorimer Moseley, a renowned neuroscientist and pain researcher succinctly...
Upper Body Rehabilitation Exercises in Tennis

Upper Body Rehabilitation Exercises in Tennis

By Cassiano Costa, Ph.D., Head of Tennis Performance, IMG Academy While watching a tennis match, it is easy to see the large demands that are imposed on the shoulder, elbow and wrist of a player. These joints are highly involved with every action performed during a...
Lower Body Injury Prevention for Soccer

Lower Body Injury Prevention for Soccer

By Jamie Allan, M.S. Soccer is a sport that requires a large demand from the lower body in all planes of motions. It includes many repetitive actions such as kicking, sprinting and changing of direction. The large stress placed on the lower body, along with the...
Possible Consequences of Continuous High-intensity Training

Possible Consequences of Continuous High-intensity Training

Derrick Price : MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Master Trainer for ViPR, Power Plate, Core-Tex and Technogym You’re probably well versed in high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a form of training that utilises interval training of near maximal...
Small Group Training

Small Group Training

Small group training (SGT) has become increasingly popular recently because it promises to deliver more money per hour for PTs and group X instructors. However, the problem is that SGT is commonly misunderstood and often badly delivered. Many group X instructors...
Benefits of Olympic Lifting

Benefits of Olympic Lifting

WOD Talk – www.wodtalk.com You are probably wondering what makes Olympic Weightlifting a better choice for resistance training than others forms. Weightlifting offers many benefits over bodybuilding, powerlifting, and machines. However, the main reason people do...
TRX for Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

TRX for Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

By Chris Nentarz Physical Therapy Manager at Athletes’ Performance Physical therapist Chris Nentarz talks on “Iliotibial Band Syndrome” (ITBS) and the ways you can prevent this common running injury. Chris Nentarz is Physical Therapy Manager at Athletes’...
5 Tips for a Successful Outdoor TRX Workout

5 Tips for a Successful Outdoor TRX Workout

Get ready for warm weather with these five TRX Tips for a successful outdoor workout. Get out of your comfort zone, find a sturdy tree, playground, pole, fence or any solid outdoor anchor point where you can set up your Suspension Trainer so that the locking loop is...
Trigger Point Foam Rolling for Recovery

Trigger Point Foam Rolling for Recovery

By Steve Novencido MA, CSCS, USATF II, PES, FMS While working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy, one of the premier academic and athletic institutions in the world, I have become familiar with the many recovery and restoration methods. These...
Front Squat or Back Squat – Which Should you Choose

Front Squat or Back Squat – Which Should you Choose

By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Which is better, the front squat or the back squat? The answer to this ongoing debate depends heavily on the client. Both the front and back squat movements require hip flexion, knee flexion and dorsiflexion during the...
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