Fitness and Workouts

You have a strong core, but do know how and when to activate it?

Author: Dr. John Blenio
Chiropractor in San Mateo @ High Amplitude Health
4/20/2017

Here are other titles to this blog post that I considered…
Do you know how to activate your core muscles?
It doesn’t matter if you have a strong core if you don’t use it.
Do you know when you are supposed to contract your core?
As a […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Core Strengthening|0 Comments

How do I contract my core?

A lot of people don’t know how to contract their core. These are the people with back pain I see in my chiropractic and sports injury practice most often.

But what is the core?

Think of your core as a tin can. Inside the tin can is where all of  your internal organs reside. The top, bottom, front, […]

By |June 18th, 2016|Core Strengthening|0 Comments

Two of the Best Places to Get Fit in San Mateo County

Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps – Belmont, Ca

Let me first say that I used to run a fitness boot camp for about 4 years prior to opening High Amplitude Health. So I know that boot camps are one of the best, if not THE best workouts you can get if you want to get your body […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Fitness and Workouts, General Health Topics|0 Comments

Visit the High Amplitude Health YouTube Channel

Watch exercise and rolling technique videos specifically created for High Amplitude Health patients.

~ High Amplitude Health is a chiropractic and sports injury center located in San Mateo, California. Doctor of Chiropractic, John Blenio shows you how to take care of your body using foam rollers, massage balls, and other tools.

Best Lower Back and Core Workout Using the Back Extension Bench

By Dr. John Blenio
9/18/2015

The Back Extension Bench at your local gym is one of the best devices you can use for a very thorough core workout. I haven’t seen anyone do the type of core workout I demonstrate in this video before. It’s a core workout I made up on my own while at the gym […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Core Strengthening, Fitness and Workouts|0 Comments

Prepare Your Muscles for Injury Free Weight Lifting Workouts

Start Each New Exercise with a “Hyper Set.”

Injury prevention is essential when going to the gym to lift weights. That’s why warming up properly is incredibly important. If you don’t warm up properly, there’s a good chance you might strain or tear muscles.

But you’ve heard this before right? And you’re wondering, “Why is this guy telling […]

The Rise of the Minimalist Workout

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS | Phys Ed
In an article under his byline for Sports Illustrated in December 1960, “The Soft American,” President-elect John F. Kennedy lamented the state of the nation’s fitness. As president he exhorted citizens to plunge into activities like 50-mile hikes.

As anyone sitting quietly and reading this article probably knows, that message did […]

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