Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista BugdenMobility, Performance3 Comments

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More

Swedish vs Deep Tissue vs Shiatsu vs Sports Massage: What’s the difference?

Aie PaelanoPerformance, Recovery4 Comments

Have you felt stressed out lately because of pressure at the office? Or you recently suffered an injury by accident and you want to reduce pain? Either way, there’s an answer to these problems that often help – a massage! Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of soft tissues in the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. It involves rubbing, manipulating … Read More

The One Page Guide to Pre-Workout Nutrition

Steve TheunissenPerformance, RecoveryLeave a Comment

Have you ever wondered when and what you should be eating before your workout? This article will break it down for you so that your energy levels peak during your session. It’s important to note before we start however that some days you’ll have more intense workouts than others, and anything that goes down your throat in the hour before training is … Read More

Is Bacon Good for You? 4 Common Myths Debunked

Steve TheunissenPerformance, Recovery1 Comment

Bacon and healthy eating just don’t go together. It’s common sense, right? After all, bacon is full of fat, it’s greasy and it’s been pumped full of harmful nitrates. What good could it possibly do for you, apart from tasting terrific? Actually, more than you might think. Poor old pork belly has had a bad rap. In fact, a number … Read More

How to Consume Sugar and Still Be Healthy

Andrew KobylarzPerformance, RecoveryLeave a Comment

Sugar gets a bad rap. A popular YouTube video by Robert Lustig titled, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, garnered a lot of negative attention for sugar. The New York Times magazine even published an article about the dangers of sugar two years later. These documentaries demonized sugar in the modern human diet. No one can argue, sugar has been tied to … Read More

How much rest do you need between workouts?

Andrew KobylarzPerformance, 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 KobylarzPerformance, 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

A Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Bryn LewisPerformance, RecoveryLeave a Comment

If leanness in combination with increased strength gains is something that sounds appealing to you, then consider intermittent fasting (IF). This is an alternative approach that you can use instead of the conventional 5 or 6 small meals per day that most people tend to recommend. Not only can you skip breakfast, but your body will not start to cannibalize its own … Read More