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ProSource™: January 2014

Cover Story:

Is Any Workout Worth the Risk?

Jim Gerard by Jim Gerard
Contributor

There’s nothing quite like the topic of CrossFitTM to get people talking—and arguing. Mention Uncle Rhabdo (the nickname for rhabdomyolosis, a condition in which damaged muscle tissue breaks down and damages the kidneys) and the conversation is likely to get heated. Turns out there has been a noticeable increase in the incidence of this rare, but serious and even fatal disease. But is CrossFit really to blame?

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New Year, New Message! Help Your Clients Maintain, Don’t Gain More Weight
  • ProSource™: January 2014

New Year, New Message! Help Your Clients Maintain, Don’t Gain More Weight

by Karen Asp
Contributor

This New Year’s, instead of resolving (and often failing) to lose weight, what if your clients made it their goal to not gain more weight instead? Could this new message—to avoid gaining weight rather than try to lose it—offer a new way to fight the obesity crisis? An eye-opening study says yes. In fact, by trying to avoid gaining weight instead of trying to lose it, your clients may actually be more successful in reducing their body weight in the long run.

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Yoga and the Art of Hands-on Adjustments
  • ProSource™: January 2014

Yoga and the Art of Hands-on Adjustments

by Megan Senger
Contributor

Hands-on adjustments can be an important part of the training process, helping clients to learn how to properly execute specific exercises safely and effectively. In yoga, hands-on adjustments are as much an art as they are a science. Here’s what you need to know to correctly, safely and professionally perform physical assists when teaching this ancient practice.

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