Friday, April 17, 2015

Working Out

Workout Revival: Upper body workout with Marshall Roy of RISE Gym

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Marshall Roy has been passionate about strength training and fitness for the past decade and got his start as a personal trainer in New York City seven years ago. Frustrated with middle management, the Mainline native decided to move back home with his fiancé in search of a place to open a... Read more

How to effectively build muscle in women

Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve... Read more

Battle ropes: a supersize workout

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you easily get bored with your daily workout and are always on the hunt for something new to try? Have you noticed at your gym, these long ropes anchored to a wall or pole, but didn’t know what they were for? The supersize nature of these battle ropes provides you with added resistance to... Read more

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

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

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

Fitness for the ‘Older Adult’: Exercises to jump start activity

Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Trying to maintain an active lifestyle is a challenge for all us. In the “older adult” population, the challenge can be magnified because of physical changes that occur naturally with time. As we age, metabolic rate, bone mass and muscle mass decrease. These changes can lead to health conditions... Read more

Top 5 abdominal training mistakes: Why you’re unhappy with your midsection

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
The elusive six-pack: everybody wants it, but few actually know how to achieve it. The core consists of nearly 35 muscles of the torso from back to front that are responsible for balance and stability. If you're spending hours in the gym crunching away to no avail, there's a good chance you're falling... 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.

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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