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  1. 3 Steps to Recover from an Ankle Sprain

    Written on - Nov. 18, 2016
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    3 Steps to Recover from an Ankle Sprain by Robin Gerber MS, ATC and Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT One of the most common ‘weekend warrior’ injuries seen by medical doctors is the ankle sprain. Most frequently the ankle is injured during running or jumping activities in which the foot rolls or twists after stepping on an uneven surface. These injuries happen because of a plantar flexion (ankle /...
  2. Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises

    Written on - Nov. 17, 2016
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    Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder. Without further ado... Couch Stretch By elevating the back foot, you get a hybrid...
  3. Sign Up for Your First Obstacle Race!

    Written on - Nov. 23, 2015
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    Sign Up for Your First Obstacle Race! by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES and Matt Carroll, USAW LVL 1, AFAA CPT The rise in popularity of obstacle races is undeniable. The obstacle course race (OCR) community is growing every day with a plethora of different types of races becoming available. There are races for those in the best shape of their lives and there are also races designed to get people...
  4. 5 Best Exercises for Knee Health

    Written on - Nov. 16, 2015
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    5 Best Exercises for Knee Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT Knee pain be the most frustrating injury to have.  It affects your daily activities.  It can take months to go away.  Of course it is best to add special exercises to prevent knee pain but sadly what do you do if you are already experiencing pain?  Your knee pain could be the result of two factors, muscle...
  5. Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving

    Written on - Apr. 13, 2015
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    Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD Often clients will ask how much physical activity is recommended to maintain and improve health? My response is essentially the same. There are two key questions that need to be answered first: #1 What is your current personal health status? This includes information related to your last physical, blood work, family history. Modifiable risk factors such as...
  6. Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity

    Written on - Feb. 26, 2015
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    Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD Recently I came across an article titled ‘Graying of America’ in the New York Times. The article indicates that, “by 2050, 83.7 million Americans will be 65 or older, compared with 43.1 million in 2012, the report said. Fewer than 10 percent were older than 65 in 1970.” Another statistic often thrown around is that 10,000...
  7. Natural Ways to Tighten Loose Skin

    Written on - Aug. 31, 2013
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    Natural Ways to Tighten Loose Skin by Jo Brielyn You've been working hard to lose weight and the results are showing, but you may notice that you have sagging skin covering those areas you're trying so hard to improve. Extra skin hanging around can be frustrating and embarrassing. When your body loses weight and fat, some loose skin will appear but don't give up or lose hope. The good news...
  8. Water and Your Weight: What’s the Connection?

    Written on - Jul. 18, 2013
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    Does Water Affect Weight? by Stew Smith Most people do not drink enough water in a day PERIOD. The Mayo Clinic states, "Water is your body's principal chemical component, making up, on average, 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and...
  9. Magic Weight Loss Pills and Diets: Do They Work?

    Written on - Jul. 12, 2013
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    If diet pills and “special” weight loss supplements worked, there would be fewer overweight people in America. Weight loss pills and diets for that matter are both ineffective and potentially harmful; long-term health-oriented programs should replace them. The weight loss pills contain ingredients that are not regulated by any scientific research or government department like the Food and Drug Administration. Notice on any supplement the statement next to the...
  10. Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Fitness Results by Stew Smith

    Written on - Jul. 03, 2013
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    When to eat and what to eat are constant questions that affect your fitness and health goals as well as your weight loss desires. The answer will vary depending on your goal, but understanding the After, Before, During (ABD’s) of workout nutrition will better help all groups (performance athletes, weight losers, general health clients) reach their personal goals. This understanding of what foods and drinks work best for fat loss...

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