Saturday, February 19, 2011

Veterans Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics using the AB-Inforcer

West Los Angeles, California:   VA Medical Center:  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services (PM&RS) Department,  Wellness Clinic, Back School & Lumbar Stabilization Program, Amputee Clinic

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Within the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services Department we offer a Back School Program and an advanced Lumbar Stabilization Class for Veterans suffering from chronic back and neck pain.  The purpose of the Back School Program is to educate patients on the proper use and care of the back.  This program may be used for prevention of injuries, as well as rehabilitation.  The Therapists in the Wellness Clinic cover topics such as the multiple causes of chronic low back pain including: poor posture/muscular imbalance, improper lifting/body mechanics, strength and flexibility of the key musculature involved with the back, adhesions or scar tissue aka trigger points restricting flexibility and muscular strength, stress and poor diet/reduced nutrients to support healthy joints.

The Back School program is once a week and concentrates on back education such as anatomy of the spine and related musculature, correct body mechanics, posture and then progressing to beginning stretching and strengthening exercises of the back. We commonly see between 10-15 Veterans each week for this program.

The Lumbar Stabilization class is 2x/week for 4 weeks and emphasizes the importance of back stabilization exercise, intermediate stretching/strengthening exercises, postural analysis, correction of postural deficits and practical application of body mechanics.  We generally see between 8-10 Veterans each class.

The Veterans attending these programs are unfamiliar with how to attain and maintain a ├Čneutral spine├« during stretching and strengthening exercises.  Since the introduction of the AB-Inforcer Core Biofeedback training system, we have seen a vast improvement in the number of patients independently demonstrating proper spine stabilization, posture and body mechanics within our program.  Without the physical biofeedback from the AB-Inforcer, patients find it difficult to understand (from a verbal description) how to mobilize the pelvis and maintain abdominal bracing throughout the exercises.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Navy Seals Core Training

San Diego, California:  According to the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Director of Rehabilitation Services, and Medical Services Department/ Human Performance Program, much research has been conducted on Boat Team members identifying numerous causes facilitating not only connective tissue failure but chronic low back pain.  

"This comprehensive evaluation is the first step in identifying structural weaknesses/deficits that must be addressed first and foremost within a properly designed strength and conditioning program.  Learning proper mechanics of all structural resistance training exercises is paramount to strengthening the spine in addition to corrective exercises to decrease weaknesses found in the initial evaluation.

A section of the strength tests include testing the stabilization of the pelvis.  These simple procedures include testing upper and lower abdominal firing patterns as well as strength/strength endurance.  Currently we use Kendall’s use of manual testing; however, from past testing and usage of the AB-Inforcer with other athletes, the AB-Inforcer is much more “objective” in identifying strength deficits with its feedback mechanisms and electronic readouts.  This objective feedback is imperative to identifying deficits as well as motor learning capacity for pelvic stabilization necessary during High-G Impact Forces sustained on the High-Speed Water Craft utilized in the Navy’s Special Operations (SWCC).  Within the BUD/S community, high work loads and volume of work increases the risk of low back injury substantially.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TPC Saw Grass Pro AM Long Drive Champion: Dr. Jeff Litow, MD.

Dr. Jeff Litow, MD.,  

Age 67

“I won the TPC Saw Grass Pro Am Long Drive event in May with a drive of 291 yards. I came to Lee Brandon, CSCS and trained using the AB-Inforcer® and the "simple to complex" Neu-Spine® exercise progressions for less than 6 months and got incredible results."

Dr. Litow continued, "When I met Lee I had some back pain and spine issues, and drove the ball 200-220 (180-200 meters) on a good day.

Now I am out driving myself by 50-90 yards (45-85 meters) in the same conditions, with the same driver/ shaft configuration, on the same hole.

For the first time in my life, I won a Long Drive hole, and I'm only 5'6".

I out drove guys who were twice my weight and size!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

LONGER DRIVES OVER 60? Former Executive Vice President Production, Universal Television's Story

31st Annual Mercedes-Benz Pro-Am Champion:

The winning team from the 31st Annual Mercedes-Benz Pro-Am played at El Caballero Country Club on Monday February 14th. Matt Herman has played in this event for more than 25 years and has been on the winning team 3 times. This year our pro was the LPGA's Jill McGill with whom he has played a number of times. The format was a "shamble" where each player tees off and the team selects the best drive and each amateur player plays their own ball from that point. The pro plays their own ball for the entire round. The 2 best ball scores net (including the pros at scratch) on each hole counted. Par at El Cab is 71. Our team ended up with a winning score of 113 or 29 under par.

Matt said, "I am pleased to report that I played well that day and drove the ball well with several drives in the 240+ yard range(220+ meters) despite it being a cool and windy day. I'm sure our work together (training with Lee Brandon and using the AB-Inforcer) has been a significant contributing factor to my improvement on the golf course."

"I always look forward to our sessions" Mr. Herman stated about training with Lee. I was introduced to Lee Brandon by my chiropractor (Dr. Fred N. Lerner, PhD.,FACO). He continues, "As an avid golfer, I have had back problems off and on for years. My chiropractor was able to provide help of a transitory nature. He told me if I truly wanted to get lasting relief for my back problems and at the same time improve my golf game I should see Lee. I have been working with Lee now for just about a year and I could not be more pleased with the results.

My back and core have gotten stronger and are getting stronger still and my golf game has improved. Before Lee my drives averaged 220 yards(200 meters) on a good day. Now my drives regularly average 240 yards and often longer, up to 280 yards(260 meters). On long par 4's where I used to hit a 3 iron or more into the green I am now hitting 5 and 6 irons and on short par 4's I'm hitting 9 irons and wedges into the green.

My chiropractor (Dr. Fred N. Lerner, PhD.,FACO) had told me there is no one he knows who is more knowledgeable about the mechanics of the back and core and how they relate to the golf swing than Lee Brandon, CSCS and for me the results speak for themselves. Thank you Lee!

Original address position.  Notice the no-neck,
rounded forward spine and

elevated shoulder blades, with a flat lower back...

New address position:
Longer neck,
shoulder blades off the ears,
and a beautiful series of natural curves in the
entire spine
(including head/ neck position).

Matt Herman

Age:  69, Retired

Formerly Executive Vice President Production

Universal Television


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Remembering Jack LaLanne

NSCA SoCal State Clinic, Lee Brandon, CSCS with Dr. Harry Sneider

Santa Monica, California:

Lee Brandon, CSCS stated: "I have to thank Dr. Harry Sneider and wife Sarah for always being there for me through some of my toughest times. They are my mentors, my light, and inspired me with their powerful example.

We all lost a great fitness icon, a friend, JACK LALANNE,"  Lee said, 'However his legacy lives on. We are all blessed to have been blessed by his presence in our life time, and are still honored to have the Sneider's to continually inspire us all!"

SEE GREAT STORIES below in Star News/ Arcadia Weekly!

Pasadena, California, 1981: (Left to right)
Doug Nordquist, Dr. Harry Sneider, Lee Brandon, Pan American games official, Dwight Stones
(two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former three-time world record holder in the men’s high jump. During his 16-year career, he won 19 national championships.)
Lee assisted Dr. Sneider and Sarah with International teams and Olympians in their Strength training.

Harry Sneider set world records in the bench press at age 61. He benched 450, co-authored a book with his wife, Sarah, called the Olympic Trainer still in print, produced several DVDs, and recently was personally invited by Arnold Schwarzennegar to be part of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Sarah Sneider
at age 64 has won 8 gold medals in the Senior Olympics rope climb competition. She has had over 40 years of fitness experience as well as being an all around athlete winning a total of 33 gold medals in the Senior Olympics including the rope climb, power lifting, long jump and pull-ups. Sarah and her husband Harry have written a book "The Olympic Trainer".
"The Ab-Inforcer® has been a great asset to all levels of sports as well as family fitness. Learn more about this unique piece of equipment that will help you to total health.'  Dr. Sneider stated:
The Ab-Inforcer® will become a
major tool in sports and fitness rehabilitation. Learn more about this amazing machine and help your athletes to world class performances. You'll be glad you did!"
ARCADIA WEEKLY: Arcadia Trainer's remember Jack LaLanne

The couple met LaLanne - who appeared in living rooms daily on the nationally syndicated Jack LaLanne show - after Harry wrote him a letter in 1974. Sneider wrote that he was disabled in his right leg - due to a childhood injury - but could squat 490 pounds on his left leg.

The Sneiders last saw Jack at a Jack LaLanne Juicer promotion. One of the last things that Jack told them, “It’s against my image to get sick or die.” Jack lived to be 96 years of age and helped millions of people to health, wellness, and happiness. He is a lifelong inspiration to the all of us!

Fitness trainers Harry and Sarah Sneider do the Jack LaLanne pose in their Arcadia home based gym Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The Sneiders were inspired by their friend Jack LaLanne, who died Sunday at the age of 96, to expand their training business. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz)

Friday, February 11, 2011

European Chili TV Comes to Santa Monica to Film Olympian Training

Marcus Rogan, two-time Olympic Silver medalist, is training hard with Lee Brandon, CSCS for the London 2012 Olympics!

European Chili TV, flew to LA to document this
spectacular progress. Don't try this at home.

Marcus exclaimed, "Lee looks like an angel, but she's a blonde-devil in disguise."

All Lee had to say was "What's that smell? Uh, I smell GOLD! The proof is going to be in the pool. The clock is an unbiased, non-subjective, competitor! All he (Marcus) needs to do, is beat himself!"

Photo's provided courtesy of Judy Francesconi

(German/ EU Chili TV)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fitness Tools of Champions: Shuttle MVP with the AB-Inforcer

Las Vegas, Nevada: Trade Show

Lee Brandon, CSCS shows how to do explosive Jumping drills with Lisa Wojo on the Shuttle MVP using the AB-Inforcer for Core performance and biofeedback on the shuttle. It re-inforces neutral spine positioning while teaching the correct muscles to co-contract and brace for increases leg speed and power!

"The Shuttle MVP/ AB-Inforcer Core feedback system combined are two of my favorite training tools we use to guarantee good form with resistance and speed!
Both are durable tools in our arsenal we use for / pre-hab/ rehab and performance progressions," says Lee.

Get to one of the major Trade shows and check it out... APTA, OPTA, NATA, NSCA

Carlos Santana with Lee Brandon:

"Your a strong, tall glass of water", Carlos said.

"Wow, sounds more like a good Scotch to me :)" Lee said Laughing...

Thursday, February 3, 2011


If you're confused about the abundance of information regarding Training your core?

Learn from Olympic Champions the secrets:
(scroll down in this blog and read more!)

Marcus Rogan, Olympian and 2 Time Medalist. Trains with Lee Brandon, CSCS and uses the AB-Inforcer as the Pre-step to all other training. "Duplicate precision and form in your training and you'll get amazing results!"

Rogan exclaimed: "Who knew the Devil was a Blonde!!!"

"Maybe that's a compliment if he continues to improve" stated Brandon, "Intensity is the precursor to results, so one can call me what ever they like if they want to win!!!"

Lee training with Marcus
for World Championships
in Dubai (Dec. 5th, 2010).

Injured Body Builder thanks Lee Brandon, CSCS

Santa Monica, California: Abbas Kahn, Professional Body builder and model

" I had a really bad overused tendon in my inner elbow and you had referred me to prolotherapy. I tried everything i possibly could
but Matt insisted that I talked to you because he was confident that you would be able to help. Well Lee, it sure did help me to the utmost! I was
shocked at the difference i felt after my first proplotherapy session. I ended up doing a total of three and ended it off with platelet rich plasma (PRP).
It got me back to 100%!!

I have always loved bodybuilding with such a passion and it has always been a part of my life. When i could not train for over a year it sent me into a whirlwind
of depression. I went from 204 pounds to 170 pounds :( It killed me to see myself go from what so many were used to seeing me as. At the same time, it
really humbled me in the sense that i knew what every so called, "average" individual goes through that might not be the most fit person in the gym or what it feels like to see
someone that is in impeccable shape. I knew what it felt like to be on the other side. It took away the arrogance and, "cocky" personality I use to carry and
shattered it. I now have a very philosophical and honest understanding of what bodybuilding truly should be, an art form, that anyone can achieve. With it
I will never carry myself as if i am above others, EVER AGAIN.

I really want to say thank you for going out of your way and truly helping me out. The hour that we spent that day changed my life and allowed me to do
what i love with such a passion. I hope to be in the Jr. nationals with-in the next three years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Lee!!!!!

Lee Nominated as TOP 10 "TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2011"

LEE BRANDON, CSCS was selected as a 2011 PFP Trainer of the Year finalist! She was selected from a list of hundreds of trainers to compete in the last round for the coveted title and prizes.

What's Next?

Keep checking here, FB or Twitter. Announcement will be made in the next few weeks prior to IHRSA 2011 in San Francisco, March 16-19. It is at IHRSA that the presentation will be made to the winner of the trophy and title.



Rob Dyrdek is a professional skateboarder
and co-star of the MTV reality show Rob & Big.

"In my nearly 20 years as a professional skateboarder, I have been approached by countless fitness professionals and kinesiologists claiming to have an innovative piece of training equipment that would forever change the way I trained and strengthened my core. I must admit, at first glance, I felt that the AB-Inforcer® was just another gadget that would tell me things I already knew about my body. Man was I wrong! The AB-Inforcer® is the first and only tool I have ever encountered that not only detects and measures asymmetries in core strength, but can also be used as a tool for everyday training, monitoring progress, and ultimately creating a rock-solid core. I have never felt stronger, and my skating has never been better, and that is in big part due to the integration of the AB-Inforcer® into my daily workouts. I cannot say enough good things about Lee Brandon and the AB-Inforcer®. Thank You!"