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An example of handling knee pain from running

July 12, 2017

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In Being old doesn’t have to mean being slow I profiled Judes, who is 59 yet capable of running at 11 miles per hour on a treadmill, for a quarter mile: Judes has a twin, Joanne, who has also been running. Both the twins gave up running for about a decade due to knee issues. After […]

Shoulder and neck pain in moms- from infants to toddlers

June 14, 2017

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Ah, the miracle of birth. Initially it’s all like, “Oh my god. My baby is amazing.” It’s not long until you realize, And then two to three weeks in you’ve learned you had it all wrong. We know the staples: sleep deprivation trouble getting nursing started poop on the walls We’re told much of this […]

My five year ACL surgery update

June 9, 2017

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One of the topics this site is most known for is reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and rehab. The most popular writing being, –The biggest mistakes ACL patients make A common question I’ve received is “How is your knee doing?” As I go over in the biggest mistakes post, one should be careful reading […]

Changing upper back posture and correcting a pot belly appearance (notes on rib flare)

May 29, 2017

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This is our periodic reminder posture, movement, these things can change, and it doesn’t usually take long. Here is Jason, before and after a couple months. Improving his low shoulder: -> Why improving a drooping shoulder is important. Before then after: Next, his spine: Going from ok to better: His upper back is straighter, as is his […]

How I trained for the steepest day climb in America

May 22, 2017

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According to Wikipedia the Cactus to Clouds trail has the greatest elevation gain of any day hike in America. Nearly 11,000 feet in 18 miles. It’s been rated the fifth hardest day hike in America by Backpacker magazine. “Hard” is hard to measure, but never mind the 18 miles, in the first 10 miles you climb 8,000 feet; it’s been […]

How our out of shapeness is impacting the Grand Canyon

May 15, 2017

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When making the United States cross country drive you decide between going the northern or southern route. Usually because you’re debating Rocky Mountains or Grand Canyon. When I made the move from New Jersey to California I came close to going the northern route. “I mean, the Grand Canyon is like a big hole in the […]

Is cross training worthwhile when dealing with an injury?

March 15, 2017

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Years ago I’m in between clients and a gym member comes up to ask a question. “Is there any good substitute for running? I’m giving my achilles a break.” “Ehh, you can try the elliptical, but because of the lack of pounding, it’s not really that similar.” “Yeah, the elliptical fucking sucks. So does the […]