Knowledge Base

  • When Rest Isn't Best

  • Published on Jun 01 2017

    Rest, icing, compression, and elevation (RICE) are commonly recommended for sports injuries such as strains, sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral disorder, or IT band syndrome. However, prolonged rest results in rapid deconditioning and can lead to a cycle of chronic... Read More

  • Are You Getting Enough Protein?

  • Published on May 25 2017

    There are a lot of myths surrounding what is the right amount of protein to include in your diet.  Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, odds are you probably have more than enough protein from consuming a well-rounded diet.  The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein in males and females... Read More

  • Are Energy Drinks Safe for Athletes?

  • Published on May 23 2017


    The recent death of a teen due to caffeine-induced sudden cardiac death (SCD) raises concerns about the safety of caffeine use during exercise. Although millions of athletes consume energy drinks daily without adverse effects, there are rare cases in which caffeine causes... Read More

  • Flexibility Series: Upper Body TRX Warm Up

  • Published on May 03 2017

    This week’s topic is a TRX upper body warm up circuit to help prepare you for your upper body workouts.  Dynamic warm ups are excellent movement prep for your workouts, especially when they include movements you plan to include in the given exercise session.  As mentioned in our Flexibility 101... Read More

  • To Track or Not Track? Accuracy of Using Fitness Trackers

  • Published on Apr 17 2017

    Technology has added tremendous benefit to our understanding of exercise adaptation and has become widely available and heavily used to track fitness.  Wearable technology was named the top trend in fitness according to a survey published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and... Read More

  • Resting Metabolic Rate: Understanding Energy Expenditure

  • Published on Apr 05 2017

    Weight management is a multi-billion-dollar industry that brings has brought out a lot of fad diets, supplements, “secret tricks”, and conflicting do’s and don’ts. Trying to get down to the brass tacks on what works and what doesn’t can be a daunting task leaving individuals confused and... Read More

  • Backpacker's/ Purse Hip

  • Published on Mar 29 2017

    Lately, I've been seeing a considerable amount of lateral hip pain.  Specifically off the iliac crest, the edge of the hip on your side.  As seen on the video, there are a number of attachments of muscles onto the iliac crest which span from the large muscles like the latissimus dorsi and... Read More