Do Crossover bands really work?

There is not a single person that we’ve introduced to crossover symmetry that hasn’t benefited from it, especially those with ongoing nagging shoulder issues and pain. Crossover Symmetry, in a nut shell, is a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system using resistance bands and specific exercises to rehabilitate and prevent (prehab) shoulder injuries. Your shoulder, made up of the humerus, …

Fallen arches

Do your Arches fall like the London bridge when you squat? If so, or you’re not sure read on…. Inexperienced coaches might blame the major muscles/ primary joints as the culprit for faulty movement patterns. But the problem may be lurking deeper below the surface, like a gator who is hungry for your squat gains. When we speak of arches, …

Puppy power!

Looking to live longer? Adopt a dog! Though it might go without saying that dogs force people to stay fitter than the general population by tricking them into going on daily walks, a new study from Sweden published in Journal Scientific Report suggests dogs’ health benefits to humans extend well beyond a little extra fitness. Read more from the Scientific Reports here: The …

How much should I stretch?

I’ve heard tons of different arguments for and against stretching. When I was a wee lad learning to breakdance, I spent tons of time stretching, because it makes you more flexible. Duh right?!?! Recently I’ve heard some advice to the contrary though. Let’s dig a little deeper. “Should I stretch before the workout? After the workout? Both?”  “How long should …

Meal plan or nah?

Why Meal Plan Dieting isn’t the Answer! We work with a lot of people on nutrition, and I always get the question, “Can you just tell me exactly what to eat?”. That’s exactly the problem; you think that it’s going to be easier to have someone else do the thinking for you, but it’s actually going to hold you back. …

Electrolytes vs. Sugar, don’t get duped!

Electrolytes 101: Electrolytes like sodium and potassium, are important for regulating muscle and nerve function, as well as for hydration, blood pressure and keeping your body’s pH levels in check. If you become deficient in electrolytes, be like sodium, potassium, or others, such as magnesium or calcium, a host of problems can result—from fatigue and muscle cramping to irregular heartbeats …

5 Habits Hurting Your Nutrition

A dietitian friend of mine once asked me if I ate standing up? I was confused what she meant. I laughed and said, “No, I sit down like a normal person.” How many meals do you eat per day standing up, or in your car on the way to/from work? A big part of good digestion means sitting down and …