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12 GREAT CORRECTIVE EXERCISES FOR THE UPPER BACK:

12 GREAT CORRECTIVE EXERCISES FOR THE UPPER BACK:

By Wendy Batts Ms LMT Have you ever wondered why your upper back is "stiff" or wish that someone would grab your shoulders and give you a quick shoulder massage? Well, if this is you, you are not alone. Our lives are often overtaken by hectic work schedules,...

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HYDRATION: THROUGH THE LENS OF FITNESS AND HEALTH:

HYDRATION: THROUGH THE LENS OF FITNESS AND HEALTH:

By Jennifer Klau News flash! There’s a substance, available right now, that improves mood and cognition, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and high blood glucose, and possibly helps reduce body weight and overeating. There’s even compelling evidence that regular...

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BUILT TO ORDER: STRENGTH AND SIZE CONSIDERATIONS:

BUILT TO ORDER: STRENGTH AND SIZE CONSIDERATIONS:

By Kyle Stull The desire to increase muscle size and strength have inspired their fair share of fads and pseudoscience, promising impressive gains if you do this or buy that. There is something to be said for trends inspiring innovation, but for clients who are...

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SUPERSETS: LIFT WEIGHT TO LOSE WEIGHT:

SUPERSETS: LIFT WEIGHT TO LOSE WEIGHT:

By Kyle Stull Uplifting news: Just 4 weeks of resistance training can decrease body fat and waist size. Resistance training and the 2nd phase of the OPT™ model is a must for any weight loss program. Everyone needs at least some strength work in their training program,...

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THE RIGHT WAY TO BREATHE DURING EXERCISE:

THE RIGHT WAY TO BREATHE DURING EXERCISE:

By Laura Quaglio HOW THE LUNGS WORK If you are studying for your test, brushing up for your clients, or just plain curious, here's some key information on breathing to consider. The average person’s lungs move about 0.5 liters of air with each relaxed breath. That...

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IS PEANUT BUTTER ACTUALLY HEALTHY FOR YOU?:

IS PEANUT BUTTER ACTUALLY HEALTHY FOR YOU?:

By Sohee Lee Ahh, peanut butter. If you were to ask most personal trainers or nutrition coaches for their opinion on this very popular spread, I’d be willing to bet that a majority of them would be able to tell you at least one or two of their favorite foods to eat...

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BREAKING DOWN THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH-ENDURANCE TRAINING:

BREAKING DOWN THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH-ENDURANCE TRAINING:

By Ken Miller Strength endurance training is one of the most underused formats of conditioning and one that can achieve multiple goals at the same time. Want to get the heart rate up and improve endurance? Need to build up lean tissue? Is getting a good sweat going...

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KEYS TO TRAINING BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS:

KEYS TO TRAINING BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS:

By Adam Annaccone Basketball players of all ages will watch some of the best teams compete for the title. To be the best, athletes need to train like the best. The sport of basketball requires a significant amount of skill, agility, and speed in linear, lateral, and...

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LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME: STARTING FROM THE CENTER:

LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME: STARTING FROM THE CENTER:

By Ken Miller Lower crossed syndrome is one of the most common compensatory patterns. It is characterized by an anterior tilt to the pelvis (arched lower back). In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the ill effects of prolonged sitting. Articles, blog posts and TV...

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WELCOME FROM DR JASON:

WELCOME FROM DR JASON:

Welcome, from Dr. Jason Welcome to Help and Wellness, a blog where we will share everything you need to know about Theragun Percussive Therapy, general health & wellness, and everything in between. We’ll also share stories that move us and connect us with you, our...

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