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Performing Deadlifts the Right Way – with the Help of a Physical Therapist

January 20th, 2020

Deadlifting is a popular workout and training technique in the world of sports and fitness. When it is performed correctly, a deadlift can significantly increase your levels of body strength and power, especially regarding your core and posterior chain. Deadlifting also helps in stimulating your central nervous system, and it can be a great addition

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Get Back on Your Feet with Relief for Your Hip and Knee Pain

January 10th, 2020

If you suffer from hip or knee pain, you are in good company – many people experience hip or knee pain at some point in their lives. The hips and knees are the largest joints in your body, providing mobility and supporting your body’s weight. They serve important purposes, but it is also easy for

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High Intensity Interval Training: Get the Most Out of Your Workout

December 20th, 2019

If you want to make the most out of every minute that you spend at the gym, then high intensity interval training, or HIIT, might be exactly what you are looking for. This is one of the top trends in the fitness world at the moment, and for good reason. With high intensity interval training

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Stuck in a Rut? Try These Three Interesting Workouts to Spice Up Your Routine

December 10th, 2019

It can happen to anyone. The lingering dread, the growing disinterest, the growing tendency to skip out on your workout, to let minor inconveniences interrupt the healthy activities that you’ve had planned. A small change in your attitude, a few excuses here and there, and before you know what’s happened it’s been weeks since your

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Improve Your Physical Performance with the Help of a Nutritious Diet

November 20th, 2019

Nutrition strongly affects your physical performance, whether you’re a dedicated athlete, weekend warrior, or just trying to get out and exercise more. Your body does a lot throughout the day, and the food you supply it with helps it to function properly, whether you’re hitting the gym or simply performing your daily tasks. The more

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The Importance of High-Quality Protein – and How it Can Benefit You

November 10th, 2019

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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How Can I Avoid Sustaining an Injury While Strength Training?

October 20th, 2019

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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Is a Herniated Disc the Reason for Your Back Pain?

October 10th, 2019

Back pain is the most commonly reported area of pain across the nation. Your spine works hard throughout the day and sometimes even small movements can result in pain if there are underlying issues occurring. Your spine is comprised of 26 bones, all cushioned by gel-like discs. These discs provide flexibility to the spine, but

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Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

September 20th, 2019

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

September 10th, 2019

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them.   Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of

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