Thursday, February 26, 2015

Master the basics: Deadlift

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. — Albert Einstein That is one of my favorite ideas when it comes to fitness, and it rings especially true in strength training. We've been told that variety is the most important factor in a workout ("muscle confusion," anyone?) and many... Read more

Believe in a way back to the courts

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is a cool crisp afternoon in February, and Robert Pittman walks onto the court lightly balancing on two forearm crutches. Today, he is graduating from Magee Riverfront’s intensive Day Rehab program where he has spent the last seven weeks on his recovery from an incomplete spinal cord injury... Read more

New date revealed for the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:13 AM
The Philadelphia Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon is traditionally held the third week of September. So for those of you concerned about what Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting Families would mean for the race, you can all take a deep breath. The organizers just announced its... Read more

How to make the most of your time at the gym

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does your time in the gym feel like a race against the clock? While there is a small percentage of fitness fanatics who clock in enough hours at the gym to deserve a salary and benefits package, most gym-goers prefer to get in, get out and move on with their lives. As your Conditioning Consultant,... Read more

Workout Revival: Create your fitness Storm

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s tough to stay dedicated to fitness – or even become dedicated for that matter. We’ll get into a grove and then something pops up that throws off our newly developed routine. Maybe a membership becomes too expensive. Maybe responsibilities begin to pile up and you find what was... Read more

10-week training plan for Broad Street Run

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Broad Street Run lottery results are in! Hopefully you won a spot in this year's run.This will be my first Broad Street Run, and I am excited to be a part of the largest 10 mile running event in America. If this is your first distance run, now is the time to pick up your training. There are only... Read more

Mark your calendars: The Philly 10K returns August 30

Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:58 AM
The inaugural Philly 10K was such a smash hit last September that Philadelphia Runner is bringing it back this year on Sunday, August 30th. According to Ryan Callahan, outreach director for the Philadelphia Runner, great plans are in the works, but nothing to announce just yet except for the date.... Read more

Night workouts: 7 benefits to being a night owl

Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Squeezing time into your busy schedule for working out can be a daunting task for most of us. I am not a morning person so I tend to ignore that 5:30 a.m. alarm that blares itself at me like a drill sergeant ordering me to give him twenty pushups. But nights are no easier for me either. With kids,... Read more

Namas Day’s spring lineup will warm you up

Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now in its fourth year, Namas Day is returning to Philly this April. Organized by Philly Area Yoga, an online source for yoga and wellness information, Namas Day will bring together over 350 yogis from the area’s rapidly growing health-conscious, eco-friendly and socially-responsible community... Read more

Running clubs vie for the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philly pride is alive in our city, especially in its running community whose roots are deep and rich. To help celebrate Philadelphia’s runners, Anthony LoCicero III and Johanna Goode have founded what they are describing as a cross country meet for adults: The Philadelphia Mayor's Cup. The winning... Read more
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Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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