Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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

Get maximum burn with Tabata workout

Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Tabata, originally created by Izumi Tabata, a Japanese physician, is a popular high-intensity interval routine that offers a quick full-body workout. Don't let the fast reps and high loads scare you away, though. You don't need to be a professional to reap the benefits of this flexible workout. What... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 4

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
You know how to sit and stand. That's for sure. What if I asked you to go up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, over, under, burpee? Manipulating your bodyweight is difficult, especially when it involves new motion patterns, and especially when those patterns are mixed and repeated. Spartan... Read more

Feeling sore after a run? Drink more water

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now is the time that marathon and half marathon season are upon us. Many people are in the heavy mileage months and legs and bodies are starting to break down. The repeated double digit runs and consistent running from day to day can wear on the body. While some of the soreness is there to stay and... Read more

Run softly to avoid shin pain

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you ever experienced inner shin pain while running? It may have started just as a bother, but then it continued to worsen until you could no longer run without significant pain. How about a tibial stress fracture, also known as a stress fracture in your shin? Perhaps you have sustained one or... 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

Stress fracture could portend Female Athlete Triad

Monday, September 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Like any other machine, your body won’t function properly without the right fuel. Athletes should know this better than anyone. But social pressure to be thin — or just lack of awareness about nutrition — can lead to not eating enough, especially for some female athletes. Many factors... Read more

Bikes and Beers: Celebrate the cycling community Philly Style

Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Beers and bikes go together like, well, beers and running of course! Come celebrate the Philadelphia biking community with the Second Annual Bikes and Beers Event on Sunday, October 18. Started in San Diego by a group of friends, Bikes and Beer events are now in Baltimore, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia... Read more

Motivation Tip: Imagine your own highlight reel

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
It's usually a violation to praise another team's player during the NFL season. After the Eagles' game on Sunday, however, I think you'll forgive me if I look elsewhere for motivation this week. Let's gaze north. Odell Beckham Jr had some great catches for the Giants against Atlanta. You might remember... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 3

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Spartan Race requires a strong grip. Just like our run interval program, always start with the end goal in mind. What grip intensive activities are part of the race? Top 5 exercises: - Climbing rope - Monkey bars - Water jug and sandbag carries - Weighted pulley - Side-to-side... 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.

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, 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
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 Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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