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Why You Need to Be “Fit to Run” Before Running To Get Fit… Chances are one of your New Year’s goals is to improve your fitness.  Most people either want to lose that stubborn belly fat, improve their energy, be more productive, or sleep better.  These are all side benefits (or side effects if you prefer) of exercise. Disproportionally, more people will take up running as a means to get fit more than any other form of exercise.  It’s cheap, you can ...
Posted on 2019-01-03
Is there an effective strength program for runners who hate the gym?   The long distance running community is not typically renowned for its love of gym sessions. Most runners just want to run and strength training is still commonly absent in training plans for the running season. The case for strength training may inadvertently not be helped by the overwhelming number of exercise protocols that bombard popular fitness publications and online sites. Many runners want to know if a sim...
Posted on 2018-09-05
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Advanced Phase (week 12-26)   It’s been three months since your rotator cuff surgery and hopefully your rehab timeline was on par with the average timeline. If all went to plan, you worked on passive shoulder range of motion, scapular isometrics and elbow/wrist active ROM during the early phase (weeks 1-6) and shoulder active range of motion, scapular strengthening and rotator cuff isometrics during the inte...
Posted on 2018-08-28
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Intermediate Phase (week 6-12)               Congrats! You made it through the first 6 weeks after your rotator cuff surgery and things are looking up! At this point, your pain is most likely controlled and you no longer need medication, your passive range of motion is nearly back to normal, sleep is finally comfortable again and you are getting a full night...
Posted on 2018-08-13
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Early Phase (week 1-6)             Let’s talk about one of the most nagging and limiting shoulder injuries out there: rotator cuff tears. The diagnosis used to bring up discussions about “career ending injury” among sports analysists, but due to advances in surgical techniques and rehabilitation data, it seems the topic has shifted to “will a...
Posted on 2018-06-19
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