Hip mobility and strength for increased athletic performance

Patrick DaleFitness Training, Mobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

The hip is a very mobile joint. With its ball-and-socket structure, it has a large range of motion. Unfortunately, like it’s structural relative the shoulder joint, all this mobility means that the hip joint can also be unstable and is prone to injury and dysfunction. Surrounded by some of the largest muscles in the human body, the hip is very … 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

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

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

How Vibration Therapy Helps Athletes

Krista BugdenDOMS Management, Fitness Training, Mobility & Recovery, Pain Relief, vibration therapy2 Comments

Brent Fikowski using the Sidekick Fuse

The legacy of Ancient Greece lives on. Thousands of year later, the ideas of these ancient people are deeply rooted in modern society. But, what does that have to do with CrossFit or athletics? Most people will immediately think of Olympic origins. And while true – the Olympics originated in Greece – the Greeks were also famously the first to … Read More

4 Home Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Pain

Tracey RoizmanFitness Training, Pain ReliefLeave a Comment

Reach and Climb

It starts out as an occasional twinge when you raise your arm overhead or to the side. Then, one day you find yourself squirming to put on a jacket to avoid irritating your “bad” arm. Further along, the intermittent discomfort is now a constant dull ache. Over-the-counter pain remedies cease to work and you are losing sleep because it is … Read More

How much rest do you need between workouts?

Andrew KobylarzFitness TrainingLeave a Comment

Muscles are made in the gym, right? In order to burn fat and build muscle, you need to be working out hard and often.  That means showing up to the gym a lot, lifting lots of weight, and a whole lot of reps. Muscles actually aren’t made in the gym; they’re broken down in the gym. Muscles are made in … Read More

CrossFit: It’s Not the Workouts That Get You Fit

Andrew KobylarzFitness TrainingLeave a Comment

In order to get in shape, we need a good workout. So it’s no surprise that when you think of a good workout, high intensity interval training (HIIT) comes to mind. Studies point to HIIT as a great way to lose fat, build muscle, and develop overall fitness. It’s also immensely popular because of Reebok endorsements and the CrossFit Games. … Read More