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Tired of Searching? Click Here To Change Your Movement Now

March 25, 2016

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You can click to find out more about each product. All purchases have refund guarantee and direct customer support, from me; not a machine. (Sorry, no soothing hold music.) After buying something, if needed you can reply to the confirmation email to ask a question. None of that annoying “Do Not Reply” or “noreply@WeDontCareAboutYou.com” stuff. Data […]

The remote client process

June 20, 2013

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If you’re wondering whether I’m accepting new clients, the answer is yes. However, because of my current load, right now I’m more sensitive to a client’s situation than usual, where I am turning away people more than I normally would. (Some details on how I screen people are below.) If you’re interested, email me your […]

Can you avoid exercise if you play chess?

October 26, 2020

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ESPN ran an article on grandmaster chess players that got a lot of internet buzz, due to this paragraph, “Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a […]

Understanding why your tibial slope can increase your odds of ACL injury

October 15, 2020

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When it comes to predisposition for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, we tend to focus on women. “They’re weaker, they have larger Q angles, is it something with their hormones?” We’ve found some truth in these hypotheses, though we’ve looked at the hormone factor and didn’t find anything. Men can only blame that on so […]

Why sleep can help or hurt your joints

October 2, 2020

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Much has been made the last few years about non-biological factors affecting pain. Psychological and sociological ones. What’s referred to as the BioPsychoSocial approach to pain management. For instance, if you’re someone who is prone to depression, or in poverty, that can influence your chronic pain susceptibility. This has had times of being incredibly overblown, […]

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Picking a fitness goal- relative weight over absolute weight

September 17, 2020

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This heavily depends on a person’s age, as most goals do. When older, many are content to have their fitness goal be “fend off gravity for another day.” Where being at a reasonable weight and comfortably going through daily life is enough. You know, like you’re not avoiding stairs because you have a meeting to […]

Easy ways to train around lower back pain

September 3, 2020

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Let’s say we have one of two scenarios: You’ve recently flared up your lower back. Namely, any leaning over hurts. You’re someone (or a personal trainer with a client) who has had longterm lower back problems, but you’re trying to get a good workout in. You either don’t want to just sit around waiting for […]

My 33 mile day hike in the Great Smoky Mountains

August 18, 2020

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About 3 years ago, –How I trained for the steepest day climb in America The past year I’d been biking for the majority of my exercise. I put my kids in a trailer and tow them along. I was doing this mainly when taking them to school, to help with time management. With no school […]

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Briefly looking at excess mortality from COVID-19 and implications for personal behavior

July 10, 2020

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How many more people are dying than usual? –Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes, March-April 2020 “Between March 1, 2020, and April 25, 2020, a total of 505 059 deaths were reported in the US; 87 001 were excess deaths, of which 56 246 (65%) were attributed to COVID-19.” I wrote about this idea in March: “it’s […]

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Help learning anatomy? Try less flashcards

July 8, 2020

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One of the most common remarks I’ve gotten is something related to difficulty learning and understanding anatomy. Learning is obviously quite individual. So, this post is clearly biased from my experience, but maybe it’ll still be helpful. – Flash cards might help, but that’s an arduous, incomplete, approach Based on what I’ve witnessed college classmates […]

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