16 01, 2018

The Science Behind Cryotherapy, Ice Baths, Fat-Loss and Recovery

2018-01-16T13:44:36+00:00 By |

Cryotherapy and other thermal agent based modalities are the latest rage in today's sports performance and fitness industries. But with people shelling out hundreds of dollars on these cryotherapy tanks, float tanks, ice-baths, infrared saunas (the list could go on and on) t [...]

3 01, 2018

Preventing ACL Injuries with Eccentric Split Squats

2018-01-03T15:55:17+00:00 By |

We Are In The Midst of an ACL Injury Epidemic The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most important stabilizing ligaments of the knee. Its primary function is to control the anterior translation of the tibia (prevent the tibia from traveling too far forward). Thi [...]

26 12, 2017

The Nutrition Hierarchy: Performance vs. Aesthetics vs. Health

2017-12-26T13:32:42+00:00 By |

Nutrition For Performance Vs. Aesthetics Vs. Health If someone asks me what my goal is, why I’m training this hard and this often, and why I’m so committed to proper nutrition, I’d like to tell them, “I’m training to be shredded while deadlifting 3x my bodyweight for reps… a [...]

17 12, 2017

Prevent Training Injuries With These 3 Quick Movement Screens

2018-01-13T08:58:42+00:00 By |

Do You Screen For Injury Risk In Training? The first tenet of training is to do no harm to your client. While most coaches and trainers shrug off this golden rule of fitness, many professionals in our industry truly don’t fully understand nor appreciate the depth of importan [...]

10 12, 2017

5 Ways to Minimize Low Back Pain For Strength Athletes

2018-01-13T08:58:56+00:00 By |

Athletes Battling Low Back Pain It always amazes me that 80% of people in the world have had low back pain at least once in their life! That statistic is huge. I mean, come on now, 80% of people in the world!  That stat isn’t just saying people who sit on the couch all day o [...]

27 11, 2017

Chronic Injury and The Rise of Functional Fitness

2017-11-27T15:41:48+00:00 By |

Train Hard, Get Injured, Repeat? It’s quite common to hear athletes that have a few years of training under their belts complain of chronic injury including back, shoulder, or knee pain, or of simply feeling run-down. If you’re someone that is in the trenches training hard o [...]

13 11, 2017

The Legendary Full Body Primary Patterns Training Program

2018-01-13T08:59:17+00:00 By |

My Name Is Charles Staley, And THIS Is How I Think You Should Train When I first wrote about my Primary Pattern concept at T Nation, I soon received a text from my friend Dr. John Rusin, and it suddenly hit me: “ Oh crap, he’s gonna think I plagiarized his famed Functional H [...]

6 11, 2017

The ELDOA Method: Unlocking Mobility & Improving Posture

2018-01-13T08:59:27+00:00 By |

With the daily grind forcing many of us into poor posture, how we direct our active daily mobility efforts ultimately impacts our ability to lift pain free and injury free. The ELDOA Method is a series of taught, self-applied postural exercises that improve in functional joi [...]

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