Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2 of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 2

NOTE: In Part 1 we discussed external load stability and machines vs. free weights. Comparing training with stable or unstable machines In some training studies, different types of machines have been compared with one another, where one type of machine makes use of fixed bar paths and the other type of machine uses cables that allow freedom of movement, to perform essentially the same multi-joint …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Flip Your AMP-K Switch “ON” …The Key to Weight Loss

Recent research has discovered a potential key to effective and lasting weight loss. Scientists have found that weight loss can be as easy as turning on a key enzyme that burns fat and turns up the metabolism. The research shows the master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

NormaTec: Research Validating Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression

NormaTec: Research Validating Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression The NormaTec Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. All of the systems use NormaTec’s patented PULSE technology to help athletes and patients recover faster between training, after performance and from injury. The NormaTec systems include a control unit and attachments that go on the legs, arms, or hips. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

What is BFR or Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves wrapping an elastic band or cuff around your limbs to partially block blood flow during a workout. The technique has been growing in popularity among bodybuilders in recent years and new research suggests that it may have potential to enhance endurance and assist in injury rehabilitation. Proper education and effective application for efficacy and …

Rocktape Dr Ed Le Cara Chiropractor

Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 4

Over the course of this blog series, we’ve been discussing Kinesiophobia (fear of movement) that is sometimes associated with athletes who have an ACL reconstruction. In the last installment, we pointed out some objective measures we see in our athletes who demonstrate higher levels of kinesiophobia. The two main things we see are: An increase in lateral shift or shift …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

FDA Approved, At-Home, Finger-Stick Blood Test for Chiropractors to Track Inflammation Part 1

Chronic Inflammation? Patients Deserve Your Help! How rampant is chronic inflammation with chiropractic patients? Well, let me put it this way: The condition used to be called an epidemic; now the term used is pandemic. For a chiropractor, the year they graduated often determines their opinion of the condition and if they have a protocol to treat it. If you …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

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

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)

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit