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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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Running buddy

May 16, 2012

Running Buddy

I’ll admit I took a serious break from running the past two years. Let me tell you, if you haven’t gone running for a couple years it’s not easy getting started again. If I’m being completely honest, a few months ago even a short run seemed quite miserable. But nothing ventured, nothing gained ...

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Photo collage of a woman stretching before a run.

March 13, 2012

Keep Moving – You Were Born to Do It!

Post by David Tsai, M.D. - If I told you I had a treatment that could not only extend your life, but it improves your relationships and sex-life and helps you remember where you left your keys – how interested would you be in taking it?...

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