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Should you ice an injury?

September 27, 2011

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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

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I’ve had a few girls who gave push-ups – real push-ups – a try for the first time recently and 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 […]

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

September 15, 2011

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                  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 […]

3 common weak muscles

September 12, 2011

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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 […]