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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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Mental Toughness | Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable performance running stress management Jun 28, 2021
Mental toughness is overcoming doubt, concerns, and situations that lead to failure. It is the ability to succeed during difficult times. Mental toughness separates the people who stop at any signs of discomfort or failure and the people who grind through to come out on the other side, better...
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It's Hot and I'm Pregnant. What Is Safe to Do in This Heat? pelvic health performance pregnant and postpartum athletes running Jun 21, 2021
Benefits of exercise while pregnant have been proven time and again. Wait, you don’t know the benefits of exercising while pregnant? Well here is a list coming at ya! Benefits include: improved blood glucose; decreased total gestational weight gain; decreased severity of depressive...
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Strength Training for Youth Athletes performance Jun 14, 2021
The idea of strength training for youth athletes was controversial for a long time. There was an idea that it was harmful to do strength training in a pre-pubescent age due to issues with development of the growth plates.
 
The debate is over. Nowadays, it is widely accepted that the...
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6 Common Myths About Arthritis pain physical therapy Jun 07, 2021
Arthritis is a common condition linked to pain and disability. It is regarded as the most common joint disorder in the United States.
 
Like many other musculoskeletal conditions, there is a lot of misinformation about arthritis management. Most of this misinformation is based on...
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Returning to the Gym After a Hip Replacement pain performance physical therapy May 31, 2021
Hip pain is fairly common in the gym, especially with squatting. Sometimes this can be related to hip impingement and arthritis. If the arthritis is bad enough, then you may be a candidate for a hip replacement. I’m not going to get into the specifics of hip biomechanics with squatting in...
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Why Perform Kipping Pull-Ups? performance May 24, 2021
If you’ve ever walked into a CrossFit gym or watched videos of people doing CrossFit, then you have seen people doing kipping pull-ups. This is one of the most controversial movements commonly programmed in CrossFit as it is not really seen in traditional strength training and to most...
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