Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3  of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Sue Falsone Book and DVD signing at CSM: Get 40% OFF while supplies last

If you’re attending the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, DC, January 23-25, be sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904). Sue Falsone, PT Aligned Contributor and Founder of Structure and Function Education, will be there throughout the event to discuss Dry Needling Innovations and her new book, Bridging The Gap. Renowned physical therapist Mike Voight (PT, DHSc, OCS, …

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Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2  of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Help patients burn fat and reduce inflammation while improving energy levels

Research shows a master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the investigations, scientists discovered that boosting AMP-K not only resulted in the reduction of abdominal fat, but provided an unexpected benefit: a decrease in chronic inflammation. When AMP-K is turned off, the metabolism slows down and your body tries …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 2

NOTE: In Part 1  we discussed external load stability and machines vs. free weights. Comparing training with stable or unstable machines In some training studies, different types of machines have been compared with one another, where one type of machine makes use of fixed bar paths and the other type of machine uses cables that allow freedom of movement, to perform essentially the same multi-joint …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019 in DC: Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t74uyTS7FgU The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019 is being held January 23-26, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC. If you’re in town, please stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904) to learn about the latest product innovations – and our SHOW SPECIALS – for helping you help your patients and grow your business! Over 12,000 …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

There’s never been a better time to join the APTA Grassroots Network and get involved

Help make a difference: Learn more about the APTA Advocacy Grassroots Network https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=KaZXZH8HJ-I APTA relies on its network of dedicated grassroots activists to bring physical therapy issues to the attention of Members of Congress and other policy makers. There are many ways to get involved, including hosting a practice visit with your elected representatives, as well as becoming a Federal …

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 1

Many strength coaches recommend against training on unstable surfaces when using free weights for improving sports performance. Leaving aside safety issues, the main reason given is that lighter weights are used in less stable conditions. And this makes sense, because lighter weights lead to smaller strength gains. Many coaches also recommend against using multi-joint machines like the leg press, when preparing athletes for sport. The reason given for this is that the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Flip Your AMP-K Switch “ON” …The Key to Weight Loss

Recent research has discovered a potential key to effective and lasting weight loss. Scientists have found that weight loss can be as easy as turning on a key enzyme that burns fat and turns up the metabolism. The research shows the master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

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John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education