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Can Lifting Belts Help Prevent Back Injury?

20 Oct


    The legendary bodybuilder and Mr. Universe, Bill Pearl, presented at our Symposium on Natural Fitness a few years back and he was asked  his opinion on lifting belts by an attendee. Bill immediately responded that he didn’t use one, ever. In his experience training his students and the original NASA astronauts, he found […]

How Strong Is Your Core? Take The Test!

4 Sep

Just holding the plank is an exercise in itself.

The Core Strength and Stability Test Presented by ICA Fitness Council member Peter Gratale DC   This 3 minute test based on the plank position, is an excellent screening devise to determine core strength and stability in athletic and fitness oriented populations. It can be done individually or as a group. The eight positions in […]