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Ashley Greenblatt

Isometrics: The slow burn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
What if there was a workout where you needn’t move a muscle? If you are looking for a change of pace from your current exercise routine, isometric training may be the answer to your workout wishes. Isometric exercise is strength training that involves tensing the muscle without actually moving... Read more

How to overcome 'Gymtimidation'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does gym intimidation have you feeling bent out of shape? Joining a new gym is an excellent way to promote and enhance your physical and mental health. However, being the new jock on the block can mimic the insecurities and trepidations experienced on the first day at a new school. Luckily, you won’t... Read more

How to choose a personal trainer

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current exercise routine have you running in circles? When it comes to keeping pace with exercise adherence and motivation, employing a Personal Trainer can help reach one’s stride. However, determining which Personal Trainer to choose can be a challenging task, and it is important... Read more

Fitness MythBusters: Does muscle weigh more than fat?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
One pound of mashed potatoes weighs the same as one pound of raw potatoes. No matter how you slice, scallop or roast it, a pound is a pound. So why do the weight-watching women of the world preach the misinformed belief that lean muscle weighs more than fat? I find most individuals use this erroneous... Read more

New romance and weight gain: Break the connection!

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Has your appetite for love made you fat? When we sink our teeth into a new relationship, we often neglect to mind our munchies. Upon entering the dating scene, nerves have a way of crushing any cravings for delectable dishes. I recall one dating experience, where I was so nervous that I could only... Read more

A prescription for the winter blues

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Has the Polar Vortex left your workout routine in a deep freeze? Frigid temperatures provide a nice excuse for hibernating on the couch, cozy in your Batman Snuggie and watching re-runs of Friends. But that warm and fuzzy feeling may dissipate when your waist begins to take the circumference of a... Read more

Fitness MythBusters: "No pain, no gain"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 9:23 AM
“No pain, no gain.” Whoever came up with this horrific adage deserves to be punched square in their six-pack, oiled up gut. Unless you are a masochist, this expression often causes anyone inspired to adapt a fitness routine to commence exercise by running for the hills, choking down Krispy... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
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
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