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 18, 2015

Sometimes, we hear a story from a patient that goes something like this: "I was doing an exercise at the gym and I felt a sharp pain, but I kept going"

 

Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Other than the usual muscle burn you feel while working ou...

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...

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)...

February 13, 2015

 

 

Last week we discussed the importance of changing your routine to shock your body to get better cardio results. This week we want to extend the concept to strenght training.

 

Many of us have at some point fallen into a routine where we go to the gym on a regular basis...

December 26, 2014

 

With the holiday season coming to an end, many of you are making plans to shed some pounds in the new year. When you are trying to lose weight, the first thing you should know is that it's a lot easier to consume a calorie than to burn it off.  So your first priority...

November 21, 2014

Breathing is an important part of exercising. Although how you should breathe is somewhat dependent on the type of activity, when it comes to anaerobic strength training the rule of thumb we always follow is to exhale on the exertion. Put more simply, breathe out while...

October 16, 2014

With the never-ending demands of modern life, many find it hard to allocate time to physical activity during the work day. But because they love a particular sport or are trying to stay in shape they try to make up for this deficiency on the weekends, going hard for ho...

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...

October 7, 2014

A common question patients and clients ask us is what's the best order for working out: cardio first or weight training? and can one do both in the same session? A common myth that gets passed around gyms is that doing both at the same time interrupts your results. On...

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