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Should you ice an injury?

September 27, 2011


I’ve never quite understood the rationale, or obession we seem to have, behind icing an injury. From what I hear the theory is reduce inflammation and swelling, which will then help the injury heal faster. However, if the body is generating all this inflammation and swelling immediately after an injury, maybe it is a necessity? […]

“Girl” push-ups

September 27, 2011


I’ve had a few girls who gave push-ups -real push-ups- a try for the first time recently. I thought it’d be cool to post videos of them: Here is Nancy, who has lost 19 pounds so far, and who I’m pretty sure thought this day would never come:   Here is Tracy’s first time giving […]

Get rid of inner elbow pain aka medial epicondylitis aka golfer’s elbow

September 15, 2011


                Unlike most of the posts on this site, the following pertains more to athletes than your everyday person. Specifically those who throw a lot e.g. baseball players, dodgeball players (had to throw that in there) and those who get inner elbow pain when lifting. That’s not to […]

3 common weak muscles

September 12, 2011


This is a continuation on some of the more common muscular length imbalances I see and how you can identify them yourself. Here’s what some common tight muscles are. On to the long ones:   1) Upper trapezius I’m not exactly sure why but the upper trapezius gets a bad rap. At least in the […]

“How external cues make us overeat”

September 4, 2011


This is an interview I found discussing how your environment plays a HUGE factor in how much you eat. It is absolutely fascinating and something anyone who is trying to lose weight should read. I decided to repost the interview below; I bolded what stood out to me the most and added (->) some of […]

Interesting reads

September 1, 2011


U.S. obesity epidemic continues to spread Prescribing exercise to treat depression -Very cool. You can see one of my client’s experience with exercise and depression as well. People on vacation to the U.S. gain 8 pounds One in 5 calories listings is off   If you’re consistently hitting your calorie goals but aren’t losing weight, you […]

Glucosamine and chondroitin for knee pain treatment

September 1, 2011


Something I’m often asked by people who have knee pain is if there is any supplement, food, pill, etc. they can take to alleviate their pain. One of the supplements most often referenced for knee pain / arthritis is glucosamine and chondroitin. To be blunt, the majority of supplements are absolute crap. You might as […]