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Working Out With Pain

Working out with pain Clients frequently ask me whether or not they should exercise through pain. In short, no. If an exercise is hurting when ...
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Abdominals and Back Pain

Abdominals and back pain We’ve all heard that weak abs can lead to back pain. Is this true? Well, the short answer is yes. But ...
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Footwear and Injury

Footwear and injury The majority of orthopedic injuries of the lower-leg, foot and ankle can claim ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear as a major contributing factor. ...
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Preventing Injury at the Gym

Preventing injuries at the gym To get results in the gym, you have to be willing to push yourself. You have to be able to ...
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To Stretch or Not to Stretch

To stretch or not to stretch Does this sound familiar? You stretch and stretch a muscle or muscle group and it never seems to get ...
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Hypermobility

Hypermobility Every structure in our body struggles to maintain an optimum balance between stability and mobility. The more stable a structure becomes, the less mobile ...
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome Impingement of the shoulder occurs when one or more of the soft-tissue structures of the shoulder is compressed between bony structures or ...
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Overtraining

Overtraining Anyone who participates in regular, intense exercise is at risk for overtraining syndrome. In overtraining syndrome, ones training outpaces their rest and recovery. The ...
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Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial release There isn’t just one way to stretch. There are many, including some types you may have heard of: static, active, dynamic, active-isolated, passive, ...
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When Good Exercises Go Bad

When good exercises go bad There are 1,001 different crunches out there and I lack the time to address all of the ones that aren’t ...
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Weight Training for Bone Density

Weight training for bone density Womens’ bones begin demineralizing and becoming less dense steadily from young adulthood on. This process accelerates after menopause. Men lose ...
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Headaches

Headaches Stress headaches. Sinus headaches. Tension headaches. Migraines. We’ve all heard the terms before, but what’s the difference? In short… nothing. All of these common ...
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