High Intensity Resistance Exercise Is For Everyone… Using BFR!

2022-02-16T08:27:51-05:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Q: What is a “High-Intensity Resistance Exercise”? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines high-intensity resistance training to be loads of at least 70% of your 1-rep max (1RM). This level of resistance is thought to be required in order to produce muscle growth (hypertrophy) and strength gains.  Q: Is high-intensity resistance training appropriate for me? High-intensity resistance training may not be appropriate for you if you have: Cardiovascular disease Joint disease/injury Post-operative limitations Weight-bearing restrictions Q: How can [...]

Tabata Training

2020-04-07T12:02:19-04:00June 29th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Strength Training|

I recently had the opportunity to try a Tabata class and it KILLED me, but I loved it. It was an intense workout that included sprints, jumping jack, burpees, bear crawls, inchworm planks, and TRX. I was sore for about 2 days, but I felt my body work harder than it had in a while and I felt really good. Here is the scoop on Tabata training and how it may help you. What is Tabata?  Tabata training is a [...]

The Importance of Play

2020-04-07T11:31:50-04:00January 18th, 2018|Performance Enhancement, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness|

Chloe Murdock PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS We’re two weeks into January, and gyms are bursting with people eager to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But how many of these people will be so zealously hammering away on the Stair Master in July? Becoming and staying active is very hard in our sedentary society, often because it becomes just another task on our “To Do” list. Adding one hour of exercise per day can cut into our social lives and time [...]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Information, Prevention, Ergonomics, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]

Strong & Healthy

2020-04-07T11:33:16-04:00November 15th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

Developing a Strong, Healthy Body There are a few qualities that everyone pursues in the journey to health, performance, and aesthetic/other personal objectives. Almost everyone’s physical goals fit within those three categories. The qualities that make up our goals can usually be found in building muscular strength, muscular size, speed, endurance, altering body composition, and weight loss/gain (i.e. a wrestler cutting weight). The key difference in pursuing these goals is in the vastly different paths it takes to reach them. [...]

Hit the Weights this Winter!

2020-04-07T11:34:37-04:00November 1st, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement|

(Strength Coach Jonathan Meade, exercise: deadlift) Hit the Weights this Winter to Boost Your Cycling Performance Next Season! The 2017 cycling season is winding down, and as the days grow shorter many cyclists unfortunately resign themselves to the trainer or the couch. Cold dark mornings and early sunsets do not lend themselves to weekday rides, and many cyclists lose fitness and gain weight over the winter months. Adding strength training in the off-season is an excellent way for cyclists to avoid [...]

10 Minute Pilates Warm Up

2018-11-19T19:12:55-05:00October 25th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Prevention, Information, Pilates|

Looking for a Great 10 Minute Pilates Warm-up? Do you find yourself waking up early, a little stiff from your night’s sleep, but wanting to get that early morning run or walk in before work?  Or maybe you prefer after work, but find yourself feeling tight after driving in rush-hour traffic. Before you hit the road, you think about warming up all of the important muscle groups used in running and walking, but want something quick, yet effective!  Here are [...]

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