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Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

August 21st, 2020

For those who do not know, compound exercises target multiple major muscle groups and require movement at multiple joints at the same time. Take the squat for example. This movement involves the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps as prime movers in addition to the work of the core for stabilization. Movement occurs at the ankle, knee,

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Physical Activity

Return to Physical Activity After Time Away (Or Quarantined!)

July 2nd, 2020

For the physically active, the COVID-19 quarantine has thrown a substantial roadblock to training, achieving goals, and staying active and moving. Many of us have had our activity levels plummet, seeing an overall increase in inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. As gyms and workout facilities begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return and

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Considerations for Coming Out of Quarantine

June 23rd, 2020

As a sports medicine professional, a mom, and an active adult who had her workout routine ruined by the shut down, I am anxious to see what the landscape of sports, fitness, and injuries look like in the coming months.  New Jersey has entered Phase 2 of the reopening plan, including the start of non-contact sports participation on June 22. Fitness centers/Gyms

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Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Cadence

June 15th, 2020

Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that

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Abdominal training

Core training vs. abdominal training- What’s the difference?

April 13th, 2020

“Core training” and “ab training” are often used interchangeably to describe exercises that target the midsection of the body. However, it is a misconception to think that core training is the same thing as abdominal training. In this post, I’ll explain the differences between the two. Let’s start with an anatomy lesson. The abdomen, better

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Perform Better & Stay Healthy: How a Dynamic Warm-Up Can Help You

March 2nd, 2020

The spring sports season is starting this week. Baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis athletes are all gearing up for their first games. Hopefully you’ve spent some time preparing your body for this. You don’t want all that off season hard work to go to waste. Over the next 4 weeks we are going to

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Stay Active

Why it’s Important to Get Active! Here are 5 Fun Activities for all Fitness Levels.

July 20th, 2020

Maintaining a high level of physical activity can possibly lengthen your life as well as improve the overall quality. According to PT in Motion News, 80 percent of Americans aren’t meeting physical activity guidelines set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Finding the time or the motivation to exercise is difficult

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Return to Your Sport Quicker With Therapeutic Massage

October 20th, 2019

Whatever you may be preparing for – whether it’s a competition, big game, recital, marathon, or anything else along those lines – it’s no secret that the training is extensive. With any athletic feat, you have to train your muscles and tissues to perform in the ways you want them to. Inevitably, this can lead

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