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5 Yoga Poses for Opening the Hips

Laurel van den Cline 0
Why do we need hip opening poses? Most of us sit...a lot. We sit when we drive to work, we sit at a desk, we sit at home. Even cycling, or at the gym with certain ab and weight training exercises, our hips are flexed and can become tight. It doesn't ...
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How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 1
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic ...
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Wellness Technology For The Fitness Professional

Josh Trent 0
In the new era of wellness and wearable technology, 2016 offers fitness professionals advanced tools to coach and motivate their clients like never before. With new health applications promising to help inspire users towards better nutrition, taking ...
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Winter Sports and Cold Temperature Nutrition

Emily Bailey 0
If you have an overall balanced nutrient intake, your pre, during, and post workout fuel and hydration can make a huge impact on your performance, recovery between workouts, and injury prevention. Your overall training diet is more important than any ...
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Can a Hypoxic Training Mask Improve Performance?

Jena Walther, MS 2
Don’t be afraid of that man wearing the mask on the treadmill next to you. Even though he looks like a cross between a burglar and Hannibal Lecter, he probably means you no harm. He’s wearing what’s known as an “altitude mask,” and despite your concerns, ...
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New Programming Ideas for Traditional Cardio Exercise, Part 2

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
Looking for an easy way to assess your client's current level of cardio and aerobic efficiency? Using the talk test to identify their ventilatory threshold can help do just that. Plus, learning to apply this information gives you the details needed to ...
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Gene Doping: Are the Risks Worth the Rewards?

Jena Walther, MS 0
What started out as a search to cure chronic and fatal diseases, gene doping has been making its way into the arena of sports performance. Many of the risks are unknown and possibly uncontrollable, yet the potential of improved muscle strength, ...
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Iron: An Essential Mineral for Athletic Performance

Jena Walther, MS 0
Trained athletes and clients alike are monitoring their intakes and percentages of critical fuels - carbohydrates, fats, and protein - but are potentially falling short on their micronutrient needs. These trace players in the diet can have a significant ...
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The Swimmer's Shoulder: A Corrective Exercise Perspective

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, CNC 0
Are your swimming clients at risk for Swimmer’s Shoulder? The repetitive overhead movements, combined with faulty stroke mechanics and postural distortion patterns can place the shoulder joint in a risky position. Put the NASM Corrective Exercise ...
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Speed, Agility and Quickness: SAQ for You

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports, strength and conditioning, and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly ...
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