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Cassie Haynes

Introducing the National Pro Fitness League

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
This summer, a new professional sports league will make its debut. The National Pro Fitness League (NPFL) will feature co-ed teams of athletes competing in various human performance races. Sports Doc contributor Cassie Haynes is Director of Team Development for the NPFL, and recently explained the... Read more

2nd annual Winter Warmer scheduled for next weekend

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 10:27 AM
Trap Door Athletics, [G] Wis Concepts, and CrossFit 215 will present the Second Annual Philadelphia Winter Warmer on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 10am - 6pm. 200 athletes will test the limits of their physical fitness in five performance events, while vying for the top male and female $1,000... Read more

World's Strongest Man contender gives CrossFit a try

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30 AM
"I can't even touch my shoulders, so that makes muscle ups difficult," the owner of CrossFit Gamma in Hershey, PA says as he shows us his shoulder immobility and outrageous biceps, noting the three inches of space between his fingertips and shoulders. A ‘muscle-up’ is a pull-up that transitions... Read more

The art of recovery

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the continuation of Cassie's story, the first part of which can be found here. That commitment you make to training hard six days each week and reading the labels on every package of food, wary of sugar sneaking into your dried fruit, or worse, your bacon—is the same commitment... Read more

The 'trifecta' of physical well-being

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
“The first line of defense against injury and overtraining is monitoring your life as well as your training” – Dan John My pops had two heart attacks almost exactly one year ago. Good news is, he is doing great. The bad news… well, I suppose the bad news is that he had two... Read more

How to prepare for a Tough Mudder event--the obstacles

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 12:00 AM
Part 1 of this series on Tough Mudder events appeared here. Your Obstacles Prepare yourself for hills. Many courses, particularly the longer ones in our region, are set up at ski resorts. Guess how you rack up 7+ miles of running at a ski resort? That's right—up, down, repeat. Don't go for... Read more

How to prepare for a Tough Mudder event

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 5:30 AM
In 2011, just a few weeks after I ran the Boston Marathon, a group of friends at my gym convinced me to do this thing that none of us had ever heard of... a Tough Mudder. Since my first experience as a participant, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of athletes reach goals of competing in... Read more

10 questions to ask when starting CrossFit

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:45 AM
Listen, folks, I see no shame in admitting the truth—I love the KoolAid. I took my first sip four years ago during a late night workout in NYC with a motley crew that have become the CrossFit kings of Queens (and the entire Northeast, actually), and I've been mainlining it ever since. My functional... Read more

"Train heavy, fight light": CrossFit competition heats up

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:25 AM
“So what's your secret sauce?” Medals have been distributed, the podiums have been cleared, and equipment is being hauled away as I hear a spectator pose this question to Lauren Krygowski, a coach and competitive athlete representing CrossFit Explode, the number one team in the Mid-Atlantic... Read more

CrossFit's best and brightest go for the gold

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:00 AM
The CrossFit Games are the Olympics of our sport, where the creme-de-la-crème compete head-to-head for the title of Fittest Woman/Man/Team in the World (and a pretty hefty prize package furnished primarily by CrossFit's main squeeze, Reebok.) More than 200 athletes representing 17 regions—ten... 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.

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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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.
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
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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