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10 May, 2018

How Good Posture Can Prevent Shoulder Impingement

Typically, shoulder impingement is caused by repetitive motions. Weight lifters, tennis players, painters and construction workers are susceptible to shoulder impingement. At the same time, shoulder impingement can be caused by daily activities like driving, reading, working and cooking. The postures during these activities can affect the amount of subacromion space in the shoulders. The

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20 Apr, 2018

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

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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10 Apr, 2018

Blood Flow Restriction Training 101  

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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20 Mar, 2018

How Anti-Gravity Treadmills Benefit Runners

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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10 Mar, 2018

6 Exercises that Can Really Improve Athletic Speed

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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20 Feb, 2018

The Main Difference Between Front Squats and Back Squats

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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20 Jan, 2018

4 Workout Recovery Tips for to Ensure Peak Athletic Performance

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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10 Jan, 2018

Strength Training for All Ages  

Strength training routines can benefit individuals of all ages. Whether it is used as physical therapy after an injury or illness or as athletic therapy to help a young athlete build the strength and stamina they need to compete, it’s benefits are wide-ranging and long-term. Professionals who specialize in sports medicine understand the need to

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20 Dec, 2017

Resuming Exercise After an Injury

Perhaps you’ve torn your rotator cuff from over-pitching a game, or wrenched your back while moving furniture. Chances are, you’re just now learning how hard it can be to get back to a regular workout routine after that injury. Physical therapy is often a key element of the process. But whether you go it alone,

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10 Dec, 2017

Demonizing Cholesterol: Is It Really That Bad?  

Americans are afraid of cholesterol. And with good reason. For years, we’ve received the message that cholesterol is a silent killer, clogging our arteries and causing life-threatening disease. To be sure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12.1 percent of adults over age 20 have high serum total cholesterol. Meanwhile, NCHPAD estimates

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