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Train Movements, Not Individual Muscles movement pain free athlete resistance training strength training the pain free athlete Jul 13, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

Sports performance is the result of coordinated movements. Casting a fly rod, spiking a volleyball, paddling a boat, skiing moguls, and hiking up a mountain all require multiple muscles that must together in a...

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Phased Strength Training for Athletes periodization resistance training strength training the pain free athlete Oct 01, 2013

For warm-weather athletes, the start of the fall season, with its shorter days and cooler temperatures, typically marks the beginning of the off season. During this time, we emphasize strength development during our training. However, how you lift weights actually depends on your goals. As the...

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9 Tips to Improve Your Strength Training Workout fitness resistance training the pain free athlete weights workout Jul 17, 2013

 

Strength training is an important component of your fitness program. The resistance that you use can be in the form of machines, free weights, medicine balls, tubing or bands, and body weight. Regardless of how you apply resistance, here are some tips to keep in mind.

 

  1. Warm-up and...
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Strength Training for Better Posture: Shoulder Shrugs exercises for shoulder pain posture alignment posture exercises resistance training strength training training May 08, 2013

Use your time in the gym to improve your structural alignment, not ingrain poor posture and compensated movement patterns.

Starting Position

  • A staggered stance (1-2 feet apart) accommodates wider hips and larger dumbbells.

  • The head, shoulders and hips are vertically aligned with the belly...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Assisted Pull-Up functional training resistance training strength training the pain free athlete training Apr 09, 2013

Use your time in the gym to improve your structural alignment, not ingrain poor posture and compensated movement patterns.

Starting Position

  • Hand position on the bar is wide enough to create a 90 degree angle from the wrist to the elbow to the shoulder at the top of the exercise.

  • Linear line...

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Book Review: Younger Next Year for Women exercise pain free athlete resistance training strength training the pain free athlete training weight-loss Mar 06, 2013

Although this book review is of the women's version of the book it is applicable to men as well. Men will enjoy the first book, Younger Next Year.

Co-written by internist Dr. Henry (Harry) S. Lodge, M.D. and his patient, 73 year old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Chest Press functional training posture therapy resistance training strength strength training Jan 17, 2013

         

Starting Position

  • Lie down on a bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.

  • Distance between your heels and butt is ~ 6".

  • Arms extended directly above the chest.

  • Weights are facing each other with the palms down.

  • Lower back has a natural...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Biceps Curls functional training resistance training strength strength training train Nov 07, 2012

This is the first video in a series on proper strength training technique for better posture.

       

 

Starting Position

  • A staggered stance (1-2 feet apart) accommodates wider hips and larger dumbbells.

  • Dumbbell heads are facing forward to keep the weights close to...

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