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Strength Training

April 8, 2013

Emerging Trends in Exercise Science

Post by Logan Johnson, CSCS. Logan is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer and Wellness Instructor at Rex Wellness Center of Raleigh. A fellow co-worker forwarded a rather interesting article to me a few weeks ago regarding strength training and its effects on the ‘biomarkers of aging.’ These indicators give a more accurate…

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people on bikes in a spin class

January 24, 2013

Are You In A Fitness Rut?

Post by Cheryl Wheelock - What exactly is a fitness rut? Does the following sound familiar? It’s the start of another week and your favorite class is on the schedule but you’re dragging your feet to get there. Your typical fitness routine has become stale and boring. You are over-worked, over-tired and cannot seem to find the motivation. Maybe you’ve been plagued with an unexpected injury, or you’re not losing weight as quickly as you would like. Whatever your reason, you have lost that spark and feel unsure of your fitness future. Do you know that this happens to everyone?...

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creating variables

January 17, 2013

Functional Anatomy & Resistance Training

Post by M. Logan Johnson - Have you ever tried to switch from a selectorized chest press (i.e. cybex, hammer strength, nautilis, etc.) to a barbell chest press? Or how about switching from a barbell chest press to a dumbbell chest press? Were you able to press the same amount of weight for one exercise versus the other? Chances are, no, you weren't...

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Why not... Turkey Trot?

November 16, 2012

Avoiding Post Race Doldrums… Turkey Trot Anyone?

Post by Rodney Jenkins - So, you trained for months and completed that race you trained so hard for. Mission accomplished and as that old car commercial goes, “Oh What a Feeling.” And it is a wonderful feeling to reach that goal and celebrate your accomplishment with family and friends. So, what’s next for you? If you don’t know, if you don’t have a plan, you may be falling into the dreaded post race doldrums...

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Rodney & Angie at the finish line

November 9, 2012

I’m an Ironman!

Post by Rodney Jenkins - When Saturday, October 20 rolled around, it was hard to believe that 30 weeks of training were done and my wife Angie and I were standing on the beach of the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach along with 800 ironman wannabes. Before getting to this point, I had three “tests” to pass...

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UNC Chapel

October 26, 2012

A Different Kind Of Physical Therapy…

Physical therapists (PT) treat a wide variety of patients. While most people are familiar with therapists helping patients with low back pain or recovering from a stroke, doctors are increasing referrals to PTs for pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD)...

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October 24, 2012

Fueling for Exercise

Post by Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. - Have you ever felt like you needed to stop in the middle of an exercise session due to weakness? Have you ever felt nauseated or light-headed after a workout? Inadequate food and fluids might be the problem...

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Stretch those muscles!

October 5, 2012

Muscle Fuzz

Post by Amy Slater - In order to move efficiently, muscles must be able to slide and glide against one another. The more you move, the more efficiently your muscles are able to move. When you go for long periods without movement, your muscles become less efficient. One of the reasons for this is that the muscle tissue actually grows fuzz that prevents them from sliding and gliding against one another...

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September 28, 2012

Facing Your Fitness Fears

Whether you’ve never walked a mile in your life or just haven’t done so in years, it’s never too late to get your body into shape. Easier said than done, right? So how do you go from being an inactive channel surfer to a spokesperson for Nike? By facing fitness fears and excuses like these...

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TRX

September 20, 2012

TRX Suspension Training – A Great Place to Hang Out

Post by Catherine Baldwin - Have you tried TRX? Strength training is an integral part of any exercise program and machines are a great way to get started. But, if you have been doing the same routine for a while it’s time to push your fitness...

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Walking: Make every step count.

July 20, 2012

Walking: Make Every Step Count

Walking is perhaps one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy. Unlike other fitness activities that require special equipment or a membership fee, all you really need are a healthy pair of legs and feet, some good walking shoes and a safe place to walk...

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Liz doing Pilates pose

May 28, 2012

Getting to the Core of Pilates

Post by Liz Waddell - Pilates is a full body workout with attention to core postural muscles that keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. The emphasis is to engage the core muscles throughout each exercise. A strong core helps us maintain proper form and is important for injury prevention...

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