Will Bon Jovi make You Run Faster?

On December 21, 2011, in How to Exercise better, How to improve athletic performance, by Kelly Golob DC

With the explosion in widespread use of portable music devices such as the ipod in gyms everywhere, headphones are now becoming more popular than shoes. But besides being an enjoyable distraction or a motivational tool, could listening to music actually help you perform better in your activity?

Why should You wear Compression Pants?

On December 7, 2011, in How to Exercise better, How to improve athletic performance, by Kelly Golob DC

Trends in sports come and go, with every athlete always trying to get that extra edge over their opponent.  Eventually the trend either dies out and becomes forgotten (Reebok Pumps), or establishes itself as a legitimate performance enhancer (weight lifting).  One trend on the upswing in sports is the use of compression garments to improve […]

Can Sit-Ups Shrink your Beer Belly?

On September 2, 2011, in How to Exercise better, How to Lose Weight Naturally, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

…But aside from the health risks, beer bellies are probably most feared because of their unattractiveness that is hard to hide, unless you wear a lot of muumuus….

Does “Muscle Confusion” Work?

On July 1, 2011, in Exercise, How to Exercise better, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Crossfit.  P90X.  Insanity.  These are just a few of the new breed of exercise “brands” gaining popularity in gyms and garages around the world today.  The common theme between all of these is a high intensity workout using multiple body parts and muscle groups to create what is becoming known as “muscle confusion”.  Some people […]

Is Chocolate Milk the New Gatorade?

Recently chocolate milk has become a symbol of poor school nutrition in the U.S., and has stirred up controversy around the country with people on both sides of the argument trying to weigh pros (kids drink dairy) with the cons (more sugar than soda).  However, chocolate milk may have its place, even if it is […]

Is Rock Climbing Good for Your Back?

Recently many “alternative” exercises and sports have become popular in the rehab world, such as yoga, qigong, and pilates to name a few.  However, not many people think of rock climbing when they think of rehab.  Despite this, therapeutic rock climbing has been suggested to increase muscle strength and offer psychological effects to patients undergoing […]

Which Sports Drink Enhances Performance?

On April 8, 2011, in Exercise, How to Exercise better, How to improve athletic performance, by Kelly Golob DC

Sports drinks have become a common sight in athletic events, health clubs, and even homes and schools.  Products like Gatorade and Powerade have become popular because of their tastes, but also because of the claim that they improve performance and maximize rehydration with their special formula of sugars and electrolytes. But do sports drinks really […]

Can a Special Shoe Designed to Improve Knee Balance also Increase Vertical Jump?

On April 2, 2011, in Exercise, How to Exercise better, How to improve athletic performance, by Kelly Golob DC

  Vertical jumping is a major asset in athletics.  But it can be challenging to effectively train for.  Every basketball player in the world wants to increase their “vert”.  And you don’t have to talk to too many before you hear some crazy stories about things they have done to try and improve their jumping […]

Is High-Intensity Interval Training the best Exercise for overall Wellness?

On March 29, 2011, in Exercise, How to Exercise better, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Research has proven that poor cardiovascular fitness, decreased insulin sensitivity, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis all increase the risk for premature death as well as increase the risk of developing chronic disease (heart disease, diabetes, cancer).  Fortunately there is one therapy that has proven effective countless times for positively effecting all of these conditions! Exercise!!! […]

How to Prevent Long-Distance Running Injuries

On March 5, 2011, in Chiropractic, How to Exercise better, How to improve athletic performance, by Kelly Golob DC

The previous two articles this week have looked at the research behind the new barefoot running trend.  We have seen that this style of running reduces impact on joints and probably leads to increased running efficiency as well.  Many people claim that this form of running can prevent injuries, but no high-quality prospective studies have […]