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How to Set Goals and Stick to Them nutrition performance physical therapy running Sep 13, 2021
We’ve all done it. We’ve set a goal for ourselves and failed to reach that goal. Sometimes, we don’t even try to reach the goal and just dream about someday having attained that goal. Some common goals I have seen fail are weight loss goals, running a marathon, reading a book...
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What Is a rEMOM? mobility performance physical therapy Sep 06, 2021
rEMOM stands for rehab every minute on the minute. This is a spin on the traditional EMOM style of programming. During an EMOM, you will perform a predetermined exercise at the start of each minute. You can choose to do a certain number of reps (8 reps at the start of each minute, then rest in...
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Does Caffeine Improve Athletic Performance? nutrition performance running Aug 23, 2021
Caffeine is often referred to as a performance enhancing drug (PED). Many people drink it every day as a pick-me-up. A lot of people drink it every morning out of habit. For some, it is used strategically in hopes that it will improve energy levels and muscle function to perform better at their...
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Effects of Sleep Loss on Athletic Performance pain performance running sleep hygiene stress management Aug 16, 2021
It’s pretty well understood that sleep hygiene is important. If you get enough high-quality sleep, you tend to feel better and think more clearly. A lack of sleep will lead to grogginess, irritability, and slower mental processing. Long-term sleep deprivation can be linked to chronic...
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Barefoot Squatting barefoot training mobility performance Aug 09, 2021
When it comes to squatting, footwear (or lack thereof) is an important thing to consider. I see people squat in weightlifting shoes, cross training shoes, running shoes, minimalist/barefoot shoes, and without shoes. Which is best?
 
The answer to this question depends on your goals and...
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5 Reasons for Shoulder Pain in CrossFit Athletes pain performance physical therapy Aug 02, 2021
Some of the most common complaints we hear in CrossFit gyms are:
"I tweaked my shoulder.”
“My shoulders feel tight.”
“I can’t go overhead today.”
“It hurts when I kip.”
 
CrossFit is a sport known for its ability to push people to...
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Benefits of Eccentric Training performance physical therapy running Jul 26, 2021
There are 3 main types of muscle contractions: (1) concentric, (2) eccentric, and (3) isometric. Concentric refers to a muscle shortening while it is contracted, think of curling a weight up. Eccentric refers to a muscle lengthening while it is contracted, think of a “negative” or...
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Cupping Therapy mobility pain physical therapy Jul 19, 2021
What is cupping?
 
Cupping, also known as myofascial decompression, is a technique used to promote increased blood flow in an area and to reduce pain. Cupping comes from traditional Chinese medicine, where it was used to stimulate the flow of qi (vital energy flowing through the body)...
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Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats nutrition Jul 12, 2021
Fat usually gets a bad reputation when it comes to diet. However, there are both healthy fats and unhealthy fats. Not all fats are bad for you.
 
Fat is necessary in the diet. Fat helps produce energy for bodily functions. Some vitamins (fat-soluble vitamins) even rely on fat to...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Do Jefferson Curls mobility performance Jul 05, 2021
Jefferson curls are a great exercise to practice bending forward under load. They are safe to do and have been helpful in conquering fear of bending with back pain and with getting my clients back to lifting pain-free.
 
Here are 4 reasons why you should do Jefferson curls:
 
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