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Your Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Stretching — and Their Benefits

April 20th, 2018

If you’ve ever grumbled to yourself that “stretching” is a rather vague fitness directive to get from your doctor or physical therapist, you’re not alone. There’s definitely more than one way to stretch. Done properly, the moves you make can help you recover from an injury, or prevent future problems. But unfortunately, choosing the wrong

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Blood Flow Restriction Training 101  

April 10th, 2018

It’s likely that you may have noticed weightlifters with bands or cuffs around their biceps while working out. That’s due to the new application of blood flow restriction training or BFR. And BFR isn’t taking hold just among those who pump iron. BFR is being used with other types of resistance training and exercise modalities

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How Anti-Gravity Treadmills Benefit Runners

March 20th, 2018

Why are anti-gravity treadmills so revolutionary? Well, the specialized equipment works on the body in such as way as to help a range of people, from patients recovering from surgery, to athletes training for a marathon. The secret to the anti-gravity treadmill’s dramatic success lies in the way in which the device creates the same

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6 Exercises that Can Really Improve Athletic Speed

March 10th, 2018

Whether you’re a committed athlete, a weekend warrior, or just beginning a new activity, improving athletic speed is beneficial for nearly every type of athletic activity. The following are 6 exercises that can really improve your athletic speed. 1. Lunges Lunges are great exercises that can help improve many areas of your body including hips,

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The Main Difference Between Front Squats and Back Squats

February 20th, 2018

Squats are a fitness staple. A fundamental skill to athletes of all different makes and sizes. Whether you are looking to build speed to help you run the bases faster or increased strength so that you can power through the opposition as you charge down the field, squats are a great exercise to help you

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What is Dynamic Warm Up and Should I Be Doing It?

January 20th, 2018

Working out is essential to a healthy lifestyle. A strong workout should push your body to the limit, helping you to stay in shape by burning calories and toning muscles. But the workout itself is only part of the equation when it comes to keeping your body healthy and in shape. You need to prepare

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Biomechanics/Functional Anatomy behind ACL tears – Risk Factors

January 16th, 2018

ACL Anatomy – The ACL extends from the lateral femoral condyle to the anterior medial aspect of the tibia. This ligament contributes to knee stability via passive restraint, specifically through prevention of the tibia from anteriorly translating on the femur and through limiting rotational, varus, and valgus stresses at the knee joint. In addition to

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4 Workout Recovery Tips for to Ensure Peak Athletic Performance

January 10th, 2018

Any coach or physical therapist can tell you that the difference between a so-so season and a one at which you’re operating at peak performance is the care you give to recovery. Whether it’s a long run, a grueling practice or a tough game, heavy physical activity puts a strain on your muscles, joints and

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What is an ACL Injury Prevention Program and why is it an important component to incorporate in athlete workouts?

January 9th, 2018

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury that occurs in athlete’s and can jeopardize an athlete’s athletic future. This is a devastating injury requiring many months of intense and painful rehabilitation and an interruption in sports participation. Post-operative rehabilitation can take 6-9 months, delaying return to sport and in some

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IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: Techniques for injury prevention

January 3rd, 2018

First and foremost, there are many reasons your shoulder can hurt. Shoulder Impingement is only one example of common pathology amongst overhead athletes (i.e., quarterbacks and pitchers), weightlifters, and CrossFitters. The shoulder as a component of the upper extremity is similar to the hip within the lower extremity in terms of degrees of freedom and

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