IN THE GYM | BLOG
Here at Testify Performance, we are always investigating new technologies to enhance our client experience and ability to gather and analyze information related to performance. We take pride in using objective testing data to provide us with as much context as possible when designing training programs for our athletes. Working with VALD late this summer and fall was a welcomed addition to our Sport Science toolkit.
So what's all the hype around cold showers, cold plunges and ice baths? Is there science behind this new phenomenon, or is it even new at all? It certainly has been made more popular since "The Iceman" Wim Hof became famous through cold exposure stunts and a strong social media presence.
Whether it's social media, magazines, online articles or friendly conversation, the topic of sports, fitness and health usually appears in one form or another. Yes, most of us know we should be active and stay fit to promote our physical and mental well-being, but that doesn't mean we do it. In the end, a missed workout here, or extra hours on the couch. binge-watching or gaming don't really matter, do they? Well, to answer this question, let's take an evidence-based approach and read what the medical literature is telling us
See what RHA alumni Josh Filmon has done to earn the right to play in the Western Hockey League with his sites set even higher.
"Our whole motto here is 'Prove Yourself,' and that's a two-way street that means the athletes have to prove themselves with their efforts and then we have to prove ourselves with results. Learn more on why and how our athletes prove themselves everyday!
Hockey Mom and Marathon Runner, Rachael Penner gives us a look at how she became a lifestyle member and how strength training improved her running.
RINK Testify Performance to become official training and medical provider for Taylor Tennis Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes gave their rookie sensation Seth Jarvis a list of homework items this off-season. Not surprisingly, he has chosen Matt Asmundson and the staff at Testify Performance to help him complete his assignments.
In the last edition, we discussed the difference between diaphragmatic (horizontal) breathing and shoulder (vertical) breathing. We also provided pro tips for breathing exercises and how to use your diaphragm to breathe more efficiently to maximize performance in sports and life.