Tag Archives: Weight lifting

Age Appropriate Strength and Performance Training

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In recent years there has been discussion on training for our adolescent athletes and what is appropriate, whether it be how much, how soon, how specialized? Here are some answers to common questions we hear: Continue reading

PT News

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This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PT and Me partnering clinics!

1. Simple Steps to Starting a Weight-Training Program
Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics – Middleburg, VA

One of the challenges of weight training is determining how much effort to put in for the most benefits. Read more

2. Sit Up Straight! Avoid Sitting with Bad Posture
Written by Megan Russo, PTA at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids, MI

Do you ever find yourself sitting in a slumped position while at work or driving in the car? Read more

3. Minimizing the Risk of Ski Injury
Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics – Middleburg, VA

If winter weather has you prepared to hit the slopes, be sure to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself injury-free this season. Read more

At the Gym: Exercising Do’s and Dont’s

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In this monthly series we examine the proper ways to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue immediately and contact your therapist at your next therapy session. Continue reading

Exercise and Bone Health

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Bone is living tissue that is constantly undergoing a process called remodeling. In remodeling, cells called osteoclasts are breaking down old bone, as cells called osteoblasts are replacing it with new tissue. Many factors can affect the remodeling process and leave you with bones that are less dense and more fragile. Continue reading

Baffling Blunders at the Gym

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Sometimes fitness trainers find it difficult to go into a gym and watch others exercise. Why? Because they see mistake after mistake being committed everywhere—some potentially dangerous. Here, are some of the most frequently performed workout blunders and how to correct them. Continue reading