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Strength Training when Injured

Strength Training when Injured

The robust benefits of strength training are too important to miss out on due to an injury or musculoskeletal pain.  At the same time, we don’t want to push through pain and in doing so, exacerbate an injury.  If you have a localized acute or chronic injury or...
Variable Resistance Versus Constant Resistance

Variable Resistance Versus Constant Resistance

Lifting a free weight (a barbell or a dumbbell) possesses an inherent limitation: As you lift the weight, your muscles are stronger at specific positions and weaker at specific positions throughout the range of motion. Your strength changes, but the free weight always...
Acute Sleep Loss and Your Next Workout

Acute Sleep Loss and Your Next Workout

A lack of sleep is associated with an impaired ability to adapt to our workouts. The negative consequences of acute sleep loss include decreased muscle strength and endurance, diminished motivation, an increase in perceived exercise effort (the same workout feels more...
Internal or External Focus

Internal or External Focus

Internal or External: Where to Focus During Your Strength Training Set You are completing your sixth rep of leg extension and discomfort is starting to set it. You complete three more perfect reps and now, every part of you wants to stop and set the weight down. These...
Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Strength Training and Fall Prevention in Older Adults Falling is the third most common cause of chronic disability worldwide. Falling is negatively correlated with functionality and independence and positively correlated with morbidity and mortality. With the 65-plus...

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