Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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

ACL Tears: Protect your knees with proper technique

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
As summer fades away and signs of fall begin emerging, we also begin to see an increase in the number of knee injuries, especially ACL tears. Everyone who watches professional and college football has likely seen a player tear an ACL. A player gets hit in the knees or hard enough above the knees with... Read more

Kiko Alonso’s return to game this season uncertain

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2:52 PM
We’ve all heard the news that Kiko Alonso injured his left ACL Sunday against Dallas. This is the same knee that he had reconstructed last July. The internet is saying he has a partial tear, while Les Bowen states that it’s a grade 2 sprain. Alonso is to meet with Dr. James Andrews for... 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

Two motivation tips from Marcus Mariota

Monday, September 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
I got depressed after the Eagles lost Marcus Mariota in the NFL draft. I had a glimmer of hope when his contract was slow to be signed, but then I had to accept reality, and now I am ready to root for Sam Bradford. But perhaps Mariota can still help us from afar. I watched the Titans' preseason opening... Read more

Returning to exercise after pregnancy

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
I was a Division 1 athlete, I am no stranger of being pushed beyond my limits in sports. I know how to push the pain aside to get the set done and to suck it up, even though every bone and muscle in your body is seizing and telling you to stop. I thought I knew pain. I had my first child and was on... Read more

What does foot surgery mean for Cowboys' Bryant?

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
I know, why in the world am I writing a blog post about a Dallas player? We know Dez Bryant is out next week after surgery on his 5th metatarsal. But will he be back for the November 8th game against Philadelphia which is 7 weeks away? Here is what we know. He fractured his 5th metatarsal Sunday and... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 2

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Let's build on what we started last week. While your first Spartan Race training priority was mastering the burpee, your second priority is running. The course contains between 3 and 3.5 miles, and you need the capacity to handle it. But wait! Anyone can go out and hammer the pavement until their... Read more

What’s It Like to... Be an Auto Racing Announcer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
"What’s It Like To…" is a series that looks inside the worlds of extreme sports, professional athletics, and careers in sports. Auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the US. Ernie Saxton has announced races at over 150 racetracks across the country. He shares that "being an... Read more

4 injury tips for fall sports

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s that time of year. Fall sports are in full swing. Hopefully you had a productive pre-season that prepared you for the fall. Here are some tips to keep players safe and injury free this fall. Fitness: If you weren’t in shape going into pre-season, hopefully you survived it without... 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.

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
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