Saturday, April 18, 2015

The benefits of muscle for women

Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’re a woman who exercises, the fear of “bulking up” may have crossed your mind once or twice. Many women find themselves afraid to put on muscle so they shy away from lifting heavy weights or avoid strength training altogether. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, muscle... Read more

5 ways to get your yoga on this spring

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Let’s face it. No matter how much we love all the benefits we reap in our mind and body when we take yoga, sometimes our pocketbooks just can’t keep up with the price tag of it all. Don’t worry though, now that winter is finally thawing, there are many free outdoor yoga sessions being... Read more

Preventing UCL injuries this baseball season

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Opening day is upon us, as spring and baseball return to Philadelphia. Whether the Taney Dragons or the Phillies or neither win the World Series this year, one thing is certain – there will be players who suffer from injuries to the elbow. Such injuries are particularly common in pitchers. In... Read more

Sisterhood in sports: Competition their way

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
While men might be from Mars and women from Venus, the differences in how we communicate and handle emotions doesn’t have to mean that one is the weaker sex. Dr. Joan Steidinger as an athlete and a sports psychologist has been studying for years the way women collaborate and compete in the sports... Read more

Workout Revival: The Relentless 5K

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8:47 AM
With temperatures starting to meet our seasonal expectations, some of us might be itching to take our exercise outdoors. And, don't forget, with the change in seasons comes an abundance of race opportunities. For Roger Dickerman, co-owner of Relentless Fitness, training for an obstacle course race... Read more

Workout Revival: 40-minute gut check with CrossFit Manayunk

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
What’s your favorite type of food? That’s the introductory question you’ll find CrossFit Manayunk owner and coach David Lee asking during your first visit to his gym. It’s not to make lunch plans for after the workout either. Instead, it’s his way of being honest with... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide: How to commit to be fit

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you a fitness-phobe? You want to commit to exercising regularly, but you are afraid of belly flopping into the deep end of the lap pool. Exercise can feel a lot like dating. The jitters associated with engaging in a new routine or enrolling at a different gym is comparable to a first date. You... Read more

Professional athletic trainer Mark Shires talks shop

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, I had the opportunity to interview professional baseball athletic trainer, Mark Shires. Mark has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for 17 years and provided great insight into the required education and responsibilities for an athletic trainer... Read more

7 key strategies on how the healthiest live

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:00 AM
When you interact with truly great, healthy trainers, they seem to always exude energy. We assume they somehow live in a different world that doesn’t have the same time constraints or they have some superhuman willpower, but that is simply our self-justification. Some of them have full time jobs... Read more

Master the basics: Squat

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Want to know the difference between an amateur and an expert? An expert has mastered the basics. Over the next few months, I'll help you master the basics one by one, so you can get the highest return on your investment of time and effort in the gym. We started with the movement that I consider the... 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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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