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Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial?

November 29, 2011

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We’ve seen some people tear their anterior cruciate ligament and are fine. They don’t need to reduce their activity level, they’re not in pain, they don’t get arthritis, etc. It’s as if they have no need for an ACL. These are the exceptions though. The outliers. By definition, most of us do not fit in […]

So you tore your ACL, is surgery your only option?

November 29, 2011

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So I tore my ACL. Yayyyy. For those of you who don’t know, the anterior cruciate ligament is in your knee. When you hear so and so blew their knee out, normally this involves tearing the ACL. The most common time you hear of torn ACLs are in NFL players. It’s an injury that has […]

Should you wrap an injury?

November 24, 2011

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In the same vein of whether you should ice an injury and whether you should take ibuprofen for an injury, this post will deal with another common approach after an injury. You just rolled your ankle on a curb; should you be wrapping the ankle? Aka adhering to the C in the RICE formula, “Compression.” Unfortunately, […]

The first trimester: What type of exercise should you be doing?

November 23, 2011

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Since we now know you should be exercising while pregnant, what type of exercise should you be doing? I’m going to break this into two categories to start. They are the two most common “types” of exercise people talk about so I figure presenting things in this manner will help resonate with people. These are […]

The first trimester: Should you be exercising?

November 17, 2011

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The first post of this series was The first trimester: How much should you be eating? This is written with your average, generally healthy, mom-to-be in mind. This is not written for people with outstanding health conditions. I’ll have a quick write-up in a future post for those where exercise is contraindicated but this is not […]

The first trimester: How much should you be eating?

November 14, 2011

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One of my clients recently found out she has a bun in the oven. Since it’s been quite awhile since I have looked at nutritional and exercise information for pregnant women, I’m going to have a bunch of posts coming up regarding pregnancy. I figure it’ll be a nice review for me, along with seeing […]

How high blood pressure medication negatively impacts exercise

November 10, 2011

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During a conversation with a gym member today we got to talking about high blood pressure meds. We were just having a general conversation about all the different medications he is currently taking. Later on he mentioned how it’s odd he is on high blood pressure medication, yet whenever he goes for a brisk walk […]

A better quad stretch

November 7, 2011

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Look around any gym, athletic field, rec center, you are bound to see people stretching their quads like so: This is actually a pretty crappy quad stretch. The quadriceps are made of four muscles, hence “quad,” and the above stretch actually only hits 3 of the muscles- vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis and vastus medialis. The […]