Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

Let’s talk turkey: A calorie-torching Thanksgiving day cardio circuit

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Choo, Choo! Here comes the gravy train - next stop, your thighs. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of season’s greetings and eatings. Something bizarre happens when the holidays roll around, we start guzzling drinks, delectables and desserts as if we are preparing to hibernate for the winter... Read more

Back to life: Exercises to strengthen your spine

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does the idea of exercising with a bad back send shivers down your spine? Lower-back pain cripples millions of Americans each year and prevents many from practicing daily fitness routines, due to a fear of causing further damage to existing weaknesses and injuries. The spine is a fragile, complex... Read more

The wake-you-up workout

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to rise and grind? The fitness fairy is here to give you a workout wakeup call. Revving up your system first thing in the morning helps warm up the body by allowing the heart to pump oxygen-rich blood to the muscles and bones. In addition, it kick starts your metabolism and builds healthy... Read more

Exercises to bolster a busted joint: Fitness for post-arthroscopic knee patients

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you knee deep in concern on how to bounce back after arthroscopic surgery? The majority of Americans will experience some sort of knee-related injury or arthritic joints at some point in their lives. The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and bears a great deal of brunt from the activities... Read more

Great weight debate: Free weights v. resistance machines

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is time to finally settle the great weight debate. Stop wasting precious workout time determining whether to delve into the dumbbells, rock the resistance bands or saddle up at a weight station. Resistance bands, body weight exercises and resistance machines all play an important role in pounding... Read more

Trainer’s guide to toning those trouble zones

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you tired of those tough to tone trouble spots? Bra blubber, muffin tops, a tush that looks smooshed - all frustrating features that can keep you from feeling physically fulfilled. While it is impossible to pinpoint precisely where our body will gain and/or lose weight, we do have the power to... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide: Fall into healthy habits this season

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to Fall back into a healthy lifestyle, but don’t know where to start? If eating well and daily exercise took a vacation this summer, stop burying your head in the sand and get ready to turn over a new leaf this season. Now is the time to shape up by organizing an effective exercise... Read more

The One and Done Workout

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your workout weighing you down? If the bulk of your gym visit is wasted wandering from machine-to-machine, cut calories and time off your fitness routine by picking and sticking with one piece of equipment to maximize results. Mold multiple major muscle groups and enhance endurance with this one... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide to knocking out knee pain

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your workout routine bringing you to your knees? Whether you are a roadrunner who is clocking in major mileage, a gym-goer grinding out your weekly workout or experiencing the early stiffening stages of arthritis, nagging knee pain is enough to sideline any sweat session. While it is vital to... Read more

When your workout stops working: 3 machines to avoid at the gym

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you have a weight problem? Resistance machines are intended to strengthen muscles, improve bone density and give your immune system a good workout after sweaty Eddie leaves a cesspool of fitness fluid in his wake. However, your gains may quickly turn into losses if you use weight machines improperly... Read more
About this blog

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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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