Friday, November 27, 2015

Working Out

Train like a soldier with Sgt. Nate's Ranger Workout

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you are a fitness junkie, then you have probably been to a boot camp class or two (or three). But have you ever experienced a true military boot camp? Sgt. Nate Griffin, owner of Professional Touch Fitness and former army sergeant and medic, wants to give you a taste of what it is like to be a... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 7

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spartan Race day is random. You don't know exactly what is coming and you, and you don't know exactly when it's coming at you. This creates an extra layer of uncertainty and an extra layer of stress. How do you train for it? At Relentless Fitness one of our favorite ways is with a simple deck of... Read more

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 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

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

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

New fitness studio offers pick your own herbs

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Imagine being able to take a yoga or Pilates class and pick up some fresh herbs or produce on your way out the door? Well, while this might seem a novelty to us here in the states, this scenario is quite common in other parts of the world. Billy Mestichelli, owner of hydropose studio, a new health... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide to knocking out knee pain

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your workout routine bringing you to your knees? Whether you are a roadrunner who is clocking in major mileage, a gym-goer grinding out your weekly workout or experiencing the early stiffening stages of arthritis, nagging knee pain is enough to sideline any sweat session. While it is vital to... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 1

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
There is one word you must become comfortable with to dominate the Spartan Race. Almost everything else is negotiable, but not this. Burpees. If you can perform burpees safely, efficiently and repeatedly, you’ll complete the Spartan Race with flying colors. Period. Many of our Team Relentless... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
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, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
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 Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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