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The Truth About Training For Toned Arms

June 27th, 2016|2 Comments

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. In today's fitness industry, women are mislead into thinking that they must protect their bodies against meaningful strength training to avoid getting too bulky and masculine. But when

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4 Reasons “Tight” Hamstrings Lead To Hamstring Strains

June 22nd, 2016|6 Comments

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. Hamstring strains are some of the most common injuries in sport and training. But even more concerning over 1/3 of people with hamstring injuries will have a re-injury,

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Why Physical Therapists Should Program Like Strength Coaches

June 20th, 2016|7 Comments

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. Fluffy functional training with little scientific or anecdotal backing has a limited role in a physical therapists patient care, but seems to be the most popular use of "therapeutic

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The Scientific Shortcomings of Functional Training

June 15th, 2016|4 Comments

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. Functional training is the latest craze in the fitness and sports performance industries, but its blatant lack of "functional" carry over based on the science makes it one


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