November 3, 2015

 

If you work out in a gym you've probably seen someone doing an exercise with short quick movements, perhaps with too much weight. This is a common mistake that can limit your range of motion and lead to injury.

 

Range of motion (ROM) is the amount of movement around a...

August 9, 2015

 If you've spent enough time at a gym, you've probably seen a weightlifter use the item pictured above. Its a wrist strap which some people use to aid in doing pullups because their grip isn't strong enough. You might have also seen people use a weightlifting belt that...

June 12, 2015

Cycling is a great form of cardio as it gets your heart pumping but is easy on the joints. If you are a regular cyclist you should be aware of which body parts are working, which aren't, and which you need to strengthen and stretch to improve performance. 

 

Regardless o...

May 10, 2015

Pattern overload is the overuse of certain muscles by performing the same motion repetitively, usually in a manner that isolates some body parts while neglecting others. Its common among athletes who perform the same movements often (like a pitcher throwing a baseball)...

October 12, 2014

Last week we discussed the importance for marathoners to also do strength training for their legs. This advice applies to everyone, as our lower body, often neglected in the gym when we mistake looking strong for being strong, is an important source of strength in many...

September 9, 2014

 

A good friend of mine, the person who first taught me about proper weight lifting technique, was recently telling me about a new injury. Since he's always been into heavy Olympic-style lifting I asked whether the injury happened while he was doing deadlifts or somethi...

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