Tag: training

Age-appropriate training; why your muscles don’t build like they did years ago.

Age-appropriate training; why your muscles don’t build like they did years ago. Many of our patients train and go to the gym regularly to help them maintain strength, posture, and form. The only problem is, as we age, it seems like it takes more work to achieve the same goals as we achieved in our younger years. It is well established that weight training has its benefits in older people.  what is not often talked about is the age appropriateness of certain workouts. I found this great article about how 50-year-old muscles don’t train like they used to.   There is Read More »

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first?

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first? The idea of pushing through the pain of a sports injury has been taught to generations of athletes.   Is this a good idea or are you increasing the odds of having a larger problem develop because you didn’t listen to your body? Can you tell the difference between training soreness and an injury? We are used to our how our body feels and functions and we consider this to be normal.  Is there a normal or is there normal bias based on the definition Read More »

Tips for preventing road race training injuries offered by the Huffington Post.

Tips for preventing road race training injuries offered by the Huffington Post. It is road race season and many of our patients are training for something; whether a 5 or 10k, half marathon, marathon or a triathlon somewhere. With training comes the wear on the body, and the injuries. There are ways to train that will minimize the likelihood of a painful injury, that can also derail your training for that race, something that is unproductive and surely not fun. Recently, the Huffington Post offered some sound advice for anyone training for a future race.  Check this out How To Read More »

Helpful information on how runners can use cross training for injury recovery and prevention.

Helpful information on how runners can use cross training for injury recovery and prevention. Preventing running injuries is more important than treating them.   Most people unfortunately think about their problems when they finally become problems.  Most doctors are glad to help you nurse your injury, but do they focus on helping you prevent the next one. Sometimes, wearing inserts, and core stability regimens can help, but sometimes you need to think a little bit out of the box at things like form, bad habits, over training and mixing it up.  You are more likely to injure yourself by doing the Read More »