OnRamp

Starting Strong: Your Gym’s OnRamp Program

I’d like to let you in on a secret today.  There is a single program that can increase member retention and satisfaction, decrease stress on your coaches, reduce injuries, improve athletes’ technique, and foster your gym’s unique atmosphere!  Does this sound too good to be true? It’s really just one simple class away. So, let […]

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Functional Mobility Assessment

Coaches’ Corner: Using a Functional Mobility Assessment

It’s 2018, and the functional fitness coaching community has come a long way in the last 15-20 years.  Those that were in it to own a gym simply to have their own playground have been weeded out. Or, if they haven’t, it’s because they hired someone who knows how to coach.  These days, a good […]

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No Pain, All Gain: Preventing Shoulder Pain While Lifting

Shoulder pain when lifting sucks!  You are just trying to stay healthy, but your body seems to have other ideas.  Suddenly all your dreams of weight loss and healthy living seem to hang precariously on one stupid, petulant shoulder that can’t just exercise like its supposed to.  It has to complain.  Loudly.  And often during […]

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Fixing Fascia – An Interview With Scott Dolly

Fascia and Interstitium:  An Expert’s Perspective We are proud to bring you this interview about the fascia with Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS.  Scott is the owner of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation in Winchester, VA.  He has a Masters Degree in Athletic Training and practices movement analysis, manual therapy and functional fitness training.   The […]

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Exercising After Injury

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Exercising After Injury

Exercising After Injury Returning to sports or training after an injury or life changing event can be a frustrating process.  High-skill movement technique becomes rusty. Your lungs burn and legs turn to jello on 400m runs that used to feel like recovery.  60% of your 1 rep max back squat now feels like a mountain […]

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exercises for shoulder pain

Easy Exercises For Shoulder Pain

Exercises for Shoulder Pain: Prevention and Treatment A painful shoulder can be very disabling. The good news is that shoulder pain is usually preventable and easily treated.  Dr. Larson is a shoulder specialist and has fixed thousands of them in the operating room.  But he’d rather have you healthy and living pain-free with the proper […]

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What causes the best EPOC. Work to failure

What is EPOC?

What is EPOC? When you exercise, your metabolism flares up like a roaring bonfire.  But once those brilliant flames have faded, you still have smoldering embers throwing off heat and keeping you toasty.  Your metabolism actually works like that too.  After an intense workout is done blazing through calories, you can still have a slow […]

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Repairing a tear in the rotator cuff

What Is the Rotator Cuff?

Many people have heard the term “rotator cuff.”  But what is the Rotator Cuff?  And why do we worry about it so much?  The rotator cuff is a common source of shoulder pain for a large percentage of the population. While many people develop rotator cuff tears without any specific injury, high-intensity interval training puts […]

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How To Foam Roll Your Glutes

8 Simple Foam Roller Exercises

How Do I Use a Foam Roller? Using a Foam Roller is easy!  When doing any foam roller exercises, there are just a few key things to remember.  Foam Rollers come in different density, or firmness.  Select one that is as firm as you can use with only mild discomfort.  This is supposed to feel […]

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What is Foam Rolling?

Why Is Foam Rolling the Hottest New Recovery Method? If you spend any time on Instagram, you’ve certainly seen plenty of posts about foam rolling.  While we here at LSO are usually pretty wary of any fitness fads, foam rolling is one trend we can get behind.  In this post we will tell you all […]

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