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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 […]

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 […]

Why eccentric exercise can help achilles tendinopathy

October 26, 2016

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A disturbing trend that appears to be coming back is emphasizing a need to load painful conditions. I’ve worked with a significant amount of 50 year olds and up. I consistently have to remind them to not go into pain when exercising. “Oh, I thought if it hurt that means I need to make it […]

The biggest mistake recreational athletes make

February 23, 2015

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If you hadn’t worked out in a while, a year, six months, it could even only be a couple weeks, then you went into the gym, did a bunch of squatting, maybe some lunges, how would you expect to feel the next few days? In pain. The biggest mistake recreational athletes make is not giving […]