strength training

High Intensity Resistance Exercise Is For Everyone… Using BFR!

2023-09-25T12:11:11-04:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

ACL Injury Prevention Programs

2023-12-21T14:17:12-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 2018, a number of professional associations dedicated to promoting safety within sport have produced position statements regarding ACL injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, two world-renowned organizations, have both released statements detailing the best practice for preventing ACL injury. The purpose of these statements is to provide a summary of recommendations based on the most recent research and to establish guidelines for injury prevention program development and implementation. What is [...]

Functional Strength Training is for You & Everyone Else Too

2018-11-07T18:53:01-05:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Performance Enhancement Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, Strength Training Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Strength training" has come to be synonymous with Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic lifting, which can be highly intimidating to those of us who are wanting to stay healthy, but have no prior experience in the previous matters. However, functional strength training is vital for injury prevention, despite fitness level, and can be scaled for everyone. Our bodies are pretty incredible. Without our conscious thought they coordinate our movements, fight infections, regulate our heart beat and temperature, and digest food amongst [...]

Strong & Healthy

2023-12-20T05:15:30-05:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Injury Prevention Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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!

2023-12-19T16:15:56-05:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Performance Enhancement Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, General Information, Physical Therapists News, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(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 [...]

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