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Be Your Own Advocate!

So I may not have good range of motion for squats, but at least I can feel good about my deadlifts and chest presses. Most of my evenings lately have been spent stretching out, eating Arctic Zero, foam rolling and playing some Divinity with the boyfriend. 627 more words


How to make the best of your 1 hour working out with the right sequence

So you are all determine that you want to hit the gym/ workout at home and when you finally get there ,you get all worried that you have no freaking idea what to do and just end up doing something on the treadmill and heading back home ? 362 more words


6 Reasons Why the Diaphragm may be the Coolest Muscle in the Body

I have a small confession to make– I love the study of human anatomy. Always have. It was studying human anatomy and physiology that made me shift my undergraduate degree at Gordon College away from “Biology” and into “Movement Science” (which has now become “Kinesiology”… Who would have known that years later, “Movement Science” would have been the coolest name for a major ever? 931 more words

Pelvic Pain

Julie Granger PT, DPT, SCS reblogged this on youthsportspt and commented:

What if I told you that there is a muscle in your body that is key to giving you good posture and participates in weight lifting between 17,000 and 25,000 times per day? What if I told you it does this without you even knowing it? What muscle do you think that is? Hint: it's not a heart muscle. Stumped yet? Check out this great blog by my colleague Jessica Reale to find out the answer. Young athletes of all ages and backgrounds need to learn from a young age the importance of this muscle.

Practice makes progress

As I sit here writing this post during yet another day off of work due to snow I’m thinking of how differently adults react to snow than do children.   1,178 more words


The Road to TED Talk-ing

After watching my Duke Blue Devils conquer the ACC Women’s Swimming Championship at Georgia Tech this weekend, I spent the better part of my weekend devouring some great TED talks. 2,205 more words


Squats, Squats and More Squats!

So I signed up for the on ramp program for Crossfit and had my first session last night. The program consists of 4 sessions and teaches the basics of Crossfit. 650 more words