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August 30th, 2016

Running Program Warm Up

Warm-up Foam Roll Quads ITB Hamstrings Hip Flexors Hip Adductors Calves Piriformis Plantar Fascia – ball Dynamic Stretching Prone Press-up 5x Quadruped Butt to Heels 5x Sidelying Windmills 5x each side Bridges 5x Rocking Ankle Mob in Push-up Position 5x each side Side Lunge 5x each side Standing Alt. Knee to Chest 5x each side […]

May 1st, 2014

Remember those goals?

  We often set goals, and perhaps even write them down… but sometimes that’s as far as we get.  I’ve been guilty of this many times in the past.  What’s the key to success? Plan and review. PLAN: Once you’ve set a goal (and I strongly encourage you to stay away from weight or measurement […]

May 1st, 2014

Twist ‘n Shout

Most are scared to twist.  It might hurt my back they say.  But aren’t we meant to twist?  Don’t we have the innate ability to twist?  We sure do!  Twisting is part of everyday life.  Even though you are moving forward or backward when walking it involves a great deal of twisting or rotation. Throwing […]

February 24th, 2014

Success-Is it Elusive?

What defines success?  Success can defined in many ways depending on perspective and can be simplified into setting a goal and accomplishing it whether big or small.  Success is the result of positive constructive actions.  We are barraged frequently by negativity from the media and maybe other things closer to home.  This is the perspective […]

February 17th, 2014

Is it Safe for Youths to Perform Resistance Training?

First, we must define what resistance training is.  Resistance training refers to a specialized method of conditioning, which involves the progressive use of a wide range of resistive loads as well as a variety of training possibilities designed to enhance health, fitness, and sports performance.  Resistance training is sometimes used synonymously with strength training and […]

February 3rd, 2014

Exercise? What is that?

Exercise is a broad term for activity.  Any activity can be classified as exercise and can have varied intensities.  Exercise can be used to improve your fitness, sports performance, and overall health and well-being.  To get the most out of an exercise program for your needs, it should be tailored to your goals.  Exercise can […]

January 27th, 2014

Exercise? Top Reasons Not To

Every day we hear studies giving us reasons why to exercise.  It helps with weight and fat loss as well as prevention of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes to name a few.  So all of us know that exercise is good for us and why we should do it.  I’ve never seen a study telling […]

January 20th, 2014

Can I Sway the Outcome with my Behavior?

All of us have goals that we are shooting for (or at least we should have some).  But, the world is uncontrollable.  Life happens and we can’t always be in control of the outcome.  If you are trying to sell your house you can renovate it and ask a fair price but you can’t control […]

January 15th, 2014

Are Plyometrics Safe for Kids?

Merriam-Webster defines plyometrics as exercises involving repeated rapid stretching and contracting of muscles (as by jumping and rebounding) to increase muscle power.  Unlike traditional strength building exercises, plyometric training works the body through dynamic rapid movements.  When the stretching and contracting are performed quickly, the force generated is higher than if the muscle wasn’t stretched […]

August 6th, 2012

Muscle Energy Techniques

The Benefits of Muscle Energy Techniques During the course of a physical therapy treatment plan, your physical therapist may employ muscle energy techniques (METs). This term describes a manual therapy procedure in which the patient’s own muscles are utilized to correct musculoskeletal problems, and restore balance and alignment to the body. Muscle energy techniques are […]

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