Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rest Does Not Fix Chronic Back Pain

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Back injuries are common and annoying. Most people, young and old, will experience them too. There is also a lot of differing information on the best way to handle them. Some people swear by their chiropractor, others hate all chiros. Many will get manual therapy/massage done, others do not. A lot of people will just […]

2 Steps for the Best Results at the Gym

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Getting results from a training program is actually a simple process. It is not easy but it is simple. The idea goes as follows: use a program that fits your goal and rock that program. Emphasize the second part. A lack of execution on the second part is how fitness goals meet their demise. I […]

2 Sites of Knee Pain from Running

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Are you training or are you injured? This is a joke that runners ask each other. I guess this falls into the category of “It’s funny because it’s true.” As an unbiased observer, I don’t find it too funny. Maybe I just do not have a sense of humor (lot of potential here). I don’t […]

What Causes Side Cramps when Running?

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“You drank too much water.” Wait, no. “You drank too much water too fast.” Oh the old days of running at soccer practice when all of the sudden it felt like I was being stabbed in the side of my body. I remember the times when any kind of prolonged running would almost wish I […]

Running Longer will Not Make you Faster

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Running is one of the easiest activities to participate in. You do not need equipment or a gym membership. Most people can leave their house and just start going. In one way it is good since almost anyone can participate in the activity. But that can also be its worst enemy. There is a lot […]

Training is Individual

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The correct answer to the following questions is the one that people hate to hear.             What is the best way to lose weight?             How can I get bigger? The answer: It depends There are so many factors that go into whether or not someone will see success from a program. Remember the first […]

The Q Angle- A Consideration for Females

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Strength and Conditioning is not just for men anymore. Women are starting to seek out training, which is awesome because there are some stereotypes that need to be broken. Women are not going to get bulky from training and there is nothing more to say on that matter. They also will not get even remotely […]

What Worked at First Does Not Work Forever

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Do you remember that one exercise or workout that was really good? It was not like other sessions, there was something special about that one. Maybe it was something that beat you up (in a good way) or at least made you feeling good about yourself. After that, you stuck with the lift or the […]

Exercise Technique- The Back Squat

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Developing lower body strength is essential for those that want to get strong or lose weight. Ignoring the legs is really just a lost opportunity to build muscle or shed some fat. I used to think leg day was the worst and almost unnecessary when I was younger. If I wasn’t going to make it […]