Written on - Nov. 18, 2016
3 Steps to Recover from an Ankle Sprain by Robin Gerber MS, ATC and Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
One of the most common ‘weekend warrior’ injuries seen by medical doctors is the ankle sprain. Most frequently the ankle is injured during running or jumping activities in which the foot rolls or twists after stepping on an uneven surface. These injuries happen because of a plantar flexion (ankle /...
Written on - Nov. 17, 2016
Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises
by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder.
Without further ado...
By elevating the back foot, you get a hybrid...
Written on - Nov. 23, 2015
Sign Up for Your First Obstacle Race!
by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES and Matt Carroll, USAW LVL 1, AFAA CPT
The rise in popularity of obstacle races is undeniable. The obstacle course race (OCR) community is growing every day with a plethora of different types of races becoming available. There are races for those in the best shape of their lives and there are also races designed to get people...
Written on - Nov. 16, 2015
5 Best Exercises for Knee Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT
Knee pain be the most frustrating injury to have. It affects your daily activities. It can take months to go away. Of course it is best to add special exercises to prevent knee pain but sadly what do you do if you are already experiencing pain? Your knee pain could be the result of two factors, muscle...
Written on - Apr. 13, 2015
Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD
Often clients will ask how much physical activity is recommended to maintain and improve health? My response is essentially the same. There are two key questions that need to be answered first:
#1 What is your current personal health status?
This includes information related to your last physical, blood work, family history. Modifiable risk factors such as...
Written on - Feb. 26, 2015
Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity
by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD
Recently I came across an article titled ‘Graying of America’
in the New York Times
. The article indicates that, “by 2050, 83.7 million Americans will be 65 or older, compared with 43.1 million in 2012, the report said. Fewer than 10 percent were older than 65 in 1970.” Another statistic often thrown around is that 10,000...
Written on - Aug. 31, 2013
Natural Ways to Tighten Loose Skin by Jo Brielyn
You've been working hard to lose weight and the results are showing, but you may notice that you have sagging skin covering those areas you're trying so hard to improve. Extra skin hanging around can be frustrating and embarrassing. When your body loses weight and fat, some loose skin will appear but don't give up or lose hope. The good news...
Written on - Jul. 18, 2013
Does Water Affect Weight? by Stew Smith
Most people do not drink enough water in a day PERIOD. The Mayo Clinic states, "Water is your body's principal chemical component, making up, on average, 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and...
Written on - Jul. 12, 2013
If diet pills and “special” weight loss supplements worked, there would be fewer overweight people in America. Weight loss pills and diets for that matter are both ineffective and potentially harmful; long-term health-oriented programs should replace them. The weight loss pills contain ingredients that are not regulated by any scientific research or government department like the Food and Drug Administration. Notice on any supplement the statement next to the...
Written on - Jul. 03, 2013
When to eat and what to eat are constant questions that affect your fitness and health goals as well as your weight loss desires. The answer will vary depending on your goal, but understanding the After, Before, During (ABD’s) of workout nutrition will better help all groups (performance athletes, weight losers, general health clients) reach their personal goals.
This understanding of what foods and drinks work best for fat loss...