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What can jumping teach us about muscle growth? Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed misconceptions that present a barrier to the understanding of muscle growth of even the most well-read strength coaches and personal trainers, which is how the degree of motor unit recruitment affects subsequent hypertrophy. Fortunately, we can fix this problem by comparing the effects of high-velocity strength training programs, such as those that involve jumping or …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

What can jumping teach us about muscle growth? Part 1

The mainstream fitness industry is plagued by myths and superstitions about how muscle growth happens, and about how we should structure workouts to maximize gains. In contrast, the serious bodybuilding and professional strength and conditioning communities are far better educated, and very well grounded in the science of hypertrophy. Even so, there is still one misconception that creates a barrier for even …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Optimizing a Champion

International heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo is gearing up in Orlando, Fla., for his next big fight. RockTape Instructor Danny Porcelli (@ddporcellidc) is prepping him to go stronger longer with RockTape, RockBlades, RockFloss, and more. Check out behind-the-scenes footage to see how we help a Pro Boxer prepare for a match. For more info on products mentioned in this article or …

Peripheral Nerve Series – Structure, Function, and Pathology of the Ulnar Nerve: What you need to know

Ulnar Nerve Injury The ulnar nerve is a mixed sensorimotor nerve that arises from the medial cord (C8-T1 nerve roots) of the brachial plexus and may also have contributions from the C7 nerve root. It passes down the anteromedial aspect of arm lateral to the brachial artery piercing the medial intermuscular septum as it courses from the anterior to the …

Dr. Rafael Escamilla

PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM

Plank Challenge: Good idea for patients?

Dr. Stuart McGill, former spine researcher at the University of Waterloo for 30 years, says there is “no utility to this kind of activity other than claiming a record.” Instead, patients should focus on holding the position for shorter intervals and do more reps. Dr. McGill believes that for a healthy spine, you should be practicing the “Big 3” daily …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

FREE webinar on High Power, Clinical PEMF Therapy

The link below will take you to recorded webinar on High Power, Clinical Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy. Through this roughly 50-minute presentation by Josh Silver, president and CEO of Pulsed Energy Technologies, you will learn: The history of PEMF and how the technology has evolved of the last 150 years. The science behind PEMF: how and why it works. …

Josh Silver Pulsed Energy Technologies

Josh Silver

Owner of Pulsed Energy Technologies, One of the World's Foremost Authorities on PEMF Therapy

Step outside the world as you know it…and Thrive

The journey of true discovery lies not in finding new lands but in looking through new eyes.   – Marcel Proust Whether we realize it or not, we exist within mental constructs. Albeit invisible, they dictate our thoughts, feelings, actions and, consequently, results. All psychological problems, suffering, and unfulfilled desires are the byproduct of these invisible mental constraints. To create an …

Majoring In the Minors: How Chiropractic In Minor League Baseball Is Changing the Game

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th Century German philosopher This marvelous quote encapsulates the growth of chiropractic in general and its role in Sports Medicine, specifically. Although the value of chiropractic has been known for over 100 years, it has …

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Dr. David Perrine

DC, CCSP, FIAMA and Kansas City Royals Consulting Chiropractor

Avoid patient drop-outs, maximize treatment results

Patients have better results when they stick to their care plans and complement their in-office care with a home exercise program. Unfortunately, many patients miss appointments, don’t follow their HEP or even drop out of care altogether. These patients will likely be frustrated with their results. They may start to question the value of your care, and they will probably …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Recorded Webinar: From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient: Treatment and Manual Therapy Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When: Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what he’s learned …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)