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How to beat Mat Fraser in CrossFit

August 13, 2018

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Mat Fraser won the 2018 CrossFit Games for his third title in a row. I’ve talked about him before, –Mat Fraser’s CrossFit Games training –16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I’ve mainly been praiseworthy, illustrating why he’s not only winning the Games, but annihilating the competition. Bringing us to this article. Why has the […]

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How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018

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The study, –Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Scattered points:   “The study was only done on older people!” Good. Older people are those with the most bias and preconceived notions. If anybody is going to have misbeliefs about what causes pain, it will be […]

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How big of an issue are head injuries in soccer?

July 30, 2018

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Some background to start Let’s use American football players as our starting point, since this topic more often revolves around them. I’ve previously written, –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? One blurb to catch us up, “The standardized mortality ratio, SMR, is the rate compared to the general U.S. population. At 1.80, […]

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Protected: A Surgeon’s Exercise Guide

July 23, 2018

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A surgeon’s pain: exercise guidelines to feel better

July 23, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Summarizing what we’ve learned so far Surgeons, or doctors who specialize in procedures, are a seriously at-risk population for musculoskeletal degeneration, and pain The prevalence of orthopedic problems has been increasing […]

Nutrition and surgery: How much should you eat after surgery?

July 20, 2018

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Preface: Don’t underestimate this. I know plenty of people who have gained upwards of 60 pounds after a surgery. Some of them have trouble getting this weight off years later. In fact, I know one person who for nearly 70 years (!!!) had the same waist size. After a foot surgery he gained 60 pounds […]

Reconstructive ACL surgery: Postop physical therapy day 1

July 20, 2018

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It took me about 8 hours after waking up from the surgery until I felt good enough to really start moving around. Below is how my first day looked. Note this is the day of surgery. None of that waiting a week to do anything crap. This is half-written for somebody looking for what to do […]

A surgeon’s pain: why are they so beat up?

July 16, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? (currently reading) Part 3: An exercise plan   Why are surgeons so beat up? I’m a personal trainer. Imagine you come into the gym to meet me for a workout. I hand you one of those light, […]