Science Suggests Core Training Is Useless

At the heart of “core training”, as presented by many trainers, coaches, therapists,  is the idea that increasing core strength will improve performance. Yet since the 1980’s, researchers

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What to Do for An Angry IlioTibial Band? Stop Stretching It

It doesn’t matter how you try to stretch the Iliotibial Band (ITB), what technique you use, or how hard you try, you can’t stretch it. It’s tensile strength is thousands of pounds per

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Swiss Ball Sit Up: How to Get Stronger Abs and a Weaker Back

Many of us suffer from Googleitis – a painful, inflammatory condition of the mind created by a need to find answers on our own. I made that up but I think it’s true. For example, if you search

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How to Heal Tennis Elbow

“I know you probably don’t want to do this and we could hire somebody but we have to do something about the tree limbs. They’re on the roof now. I mean resting on it and that’s

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Drug Shows Promise for Regenerating Damaged Knee Cartilage

…and that’s great news. Bad news, the study was in mice. But, the idea worked and nearly all joint related studies start out in mice or rabbits because, well, their knee cartilage is so close

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Why You Can’t Get Healthy & Fit

“The strength of your life is measured by the strength of your will.”—Henry Van Dyke What’s the number one reason people fail to improve their overall health and fitness? They give up. They

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Little Stuff Matters

It’s just the little stuff that matters. You gain another few degrees of motion, or lose a pound of fat, or skip the latte this week.  It’s those small, sometimes imperceptible, improvements

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4 Bad Things That Can Happen To You After 30…And How To Avoid Them

Come with me back in time…to when you were, oh, say 20 or 25 years of age. You could eat whatever you wanted, do what you wanted, and your body just went along for the ride. No push back. No “middle

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How I Healed Plantarfasciitis

Last summer, I injured my right foot and developed plantarfacsiopathy or more commonly called plantarfasciitis. By the end of October, many of my symptoms had resolved. I even went on a vacation to Disneyworld

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A Simple Solution When Your Shoulder Can’t Shoulder the Load

Shoulder pain is, well, a pain. Sure, there are conditions – rotator cuff tear, labral tear, tendonosis, and others – that can cause shoulder pain and require professional guidance to help

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