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Gluteus Medius Exercises to help IT Band Pain

August 11, 2012

The gluteus medius muscle is located in the upper part of the glutes, just below the hip bone (iliac crest).  The gluteus medius muscle is very important in stabilizing our hips during exercise or sport.  It is weak in most people and this weakness can be a major source of problems in the lower back, […]

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Alcohol and Exercise

April 8, 2012

The following article by Selene Yeager appeared in Women’s Health Mag:   Alcohol in your system is detrimental to any kind of fitness activity (except maybe on the dance floor). Here’s how booze wreaks havoc on your regimen. 1. Slower Recovery Hard workouts drain the glycogen stores (carbs stored in the liver and muscles) and […]

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How to Cure Flat Feet

March 13, 2012

Here is an excellent video explaining how the medial arch of the foot works and then illustrating how that affects proper gait. The arch of the foot is supported by muscles and ligaments and over time can start to fall as we age.  Some people have had flat feet their whole lives.  Most people will […]

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Barefoot Running Video

February 2, 2011

Excellent video on barefoot running graphically showing heel strike patterns vs. forefoot strike patterns.

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Barefoot Running

July 10, 2010

There is a bit of talk in the running world about ditching the running shoe entirely and getting back to basics.  The general premise is that running shoes with their well padded heels, while giving us a longer stride, also bypass the good biomechanics of running on the balls of our feet the way nature […]

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Twilight and Muscle Confusion

November 26, 2009

Here is an interesting article about getting that “beach body”.  The catalyst for the article is Chaske Spencer, the star of Twilight: New Moon, who put on 20 pounds of muscle in 3 weeks in order to get ready for the role.  He attributes the success of the work out to “muscle confusion” which changes […]

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