Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick DaleMobility, Mobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … Read More

How Your Mental Mindset Affects Your Performance

Krista BugdenLifestyle, RecoveryLeave a Comment

Have you been feeling kind of off? Your head isn’t in the right place. And you’re noticing that it’s beginning to impact your training and performance. What’s going on? Or perhaps you recently set a new PR today. You’re impressed with yourself and proud. But you’re wondering what changed – Why today?  In this article, we dive into how your … Read More

An Introduction To Altitude Training

Patrick DaleFitness Training, Lifestyle, Running, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Athletes from all sports go to extreme lengths to improve their performance. When the difference between winning and losing comes down to fractions of meters or seconds, every advantage is worth pursuing, from energy-efficient running shoes to supplements to ultra-light equipment. Some performance-boosting strategies are not even legal, but that doesn’t stop some athletes from using them anyway.  Altitude training … Read More

Is Your Thoracic Mobility Holding You Back?

Krista BugdenMobility, Mobility & Recovery, Muscle Scraping, Thoracic1 Comment

The thoracic spine doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s often ignored and neglected, especially in rehabilitation settings and when it comes to enhancing performance. For instance, when back pain happens, the focus is frequently placed on the spine, hamstrings, and hip flexors.  But what if your aches and pains could be prevented by improved thoracic mobility? And what if … Read More

How To Prevent and Recover From Shin Splints

Brent WellsMobility & Recovery, Muscle Scraping, Muscle Soreness Relief, Pain Relief, Shin Splints, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Recovery for any injury to the body feels different for everyone and varies depending on the injury. There is always a process for the body to undertake when healing.  Some processes of healing don’t take as long, while some cases of healing may take anywhere up to months at a time. We should be sure to never rush it.  Some … Read More

Vitamins And Minerals To Power Up Your Muscle Repair

Alicia RennollFitness Training, Mobility & Recovery, Nutrition, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

As new research highlights the importance of vitamin D for muscle strength, it’s a good opportunity to review the range of vitamins and minerals currently present in your diet.  For gym-goers and athletes, it’s particularly important to focus on those nutrients which can optimize muscle function, improve repair, and keep your body strong and active.  Proteins, carbohydrates and fluids may be key to quick muscle … Read More

How Sleep Impacts Your Workout

Jason HarltonRecoveryLeave a Comment

A lot of casual exercise enthusiasts, as well as some of the more dedicated and serious fitness practitioners may not fully be aware of how critical getting the proper amount of sleep is to making gains and noticing progress from your efforts in the gym or on the track. In fact, it is so critical that failing to get the … Read More

Eight Essential Posterior Chain Exercises

Aimee LaurenceFitness TrainingLeave a Comment

The posterior chain refers to the muscles on the posterior side of the body from the lower back down to the calves. Devoting time and energy to your posterior chain is known to help gain overall strength in the body and reduce pain during exercising. It is great for your spine and will contribute to toning your gluteal muscles.  With … Read More

Muscle Scraping: Can It Improve Muscle Performance?

David J. SautterUncategorizedLeave a Comment

In the constant quest for better muscle performance, athletes and gym goers are now turning towards a technique called muscle scraping. A direct manipulation of muscle tissue to improve blood flow and alleviate adhesions or knots, muscle scraping has been used for thousands of years, but only now is science revealing its potential benefits. Let’s take a look at what … Read More