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July 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFDiscover the difference between muscle soreness following exercise activity and pain you should be concerned about in “Do I Have A Problem?”. Jeff Tirrell gives advice for women on optimizing performance and Mike O’Hara discusses training priorities for those over forty.

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June 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFKeep your shoulders and spine happy and strong by following Mike O’Hara’s advice in “Pushing Up Performance”. Video explanation and performance of pushups and their variations included. Jeff Tirrell discusses the proper performance of pull ups in his article. “Movement You Should Master”. Is your mobility limited? Try massage sticks or foam rollers with the information provided in “Pain, Pressure, and Pliability”.

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May 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFTrain your hip adductors and bulletproof your legs by following the advice in Mike O’Hara’s article Adductors Galore.  Video demonstration and explanation included.  Mobilize your upper body by foam rolling.  In Foam Roll T W I, Mike explains the importance of adding foam rolling to your exercise program.

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April 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFMany of life’s activities involve using our legs in a reciprocal pattern.  Find out why training in half kneeling position can help.  Exercise instruction and demonstration included in a video link. Learn the four steps to a successful fitness program and how to correctly use the Concept 2 rowing ergometer.

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March 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFTreadmills are found in virtually every gym.  Read the six treadmill facts you need to know.  Meet a Fenton Fitness member who learned how to manage her back pain, and read about the seven best TRX exercises.  Do you have limited time to exercise?  Be more efficient with HIIT.

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February 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFHamstring injuries are on the rise.  In this month’s newsletter, Mike O’Hara, PT provides information on preventing hamstring injuries and includes videos of the recommended exercises.  Learn what it is to be “farm boy strong” and what you can do to become a “functional farmer”.

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January 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFStanding desks are great for posture and health, but many people have difficulty when they first start using them.  In this issue, Mike O’Hara, PT gives exercises that can help you stand for longer periods of time.  Watch the video for instruction on these exercises.  In his article, “The Biomechanics We All Need To Know, Mike agrees with the advice given by Stuart McGill.  Be sure to read about Fenton Fitness Member Jan Pilar and her success with her program.

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December 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFIn this issue, Mike O’Hara, PT gives ten reasons to love lunges. Video of lunge exercises/progressions are included. In Going Grizzly, Mike presents the exercise combination of Crawls and Sandbag Carries; a combination that helps you train more efficiently and move better. Watch the video for instruction on these exercises. See page three for an inspirational story of a Fenton Fitness member.

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November 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter_PDFIn this month’s issue, Mike O’Hara, PT provides information on Achilles tendinopathy with exercises that will help prevent this painful condition.  Watch the video for the exercises by following the link in the article “Achilles Recovery”.  Mike also demonstrates and describes the combination of turkish get ups and waiters walks–paired exercises that can help you train efficiently.  Video for this article can also be seen on our youtube channel; just follow the links in the article.

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October 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFEver wonder how many sets and repetitions of an exercise you should perform? Mike O’Hara, PT helps answer this question in his article “Old School Effective”. Jeff Tirrell discusses the importance of changing only one element of your fitness program at a time in order to determine its effective in “Be The Tortoise”. Exercise description and demonstration of single leg hip hinges are included in “One Leg At A Time”. Don’t forget to check out the youtube video that goes with the article.

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September 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter PDFThe September 2016 newsletter contains information on preventing ankle sprains.  Mike O’Hara, PT demonstrates exercises to prevent ankle inversion.  Meet Fenton Fitness member Gay Adams and read her story on staying strong during a difficult time, and learn about the suitcase carry–a better alternative to weighted sidebends.

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August 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter_PDFThe August Newsletter includes an article by Mike O’Hara, PT on training the muscles of the torso.  Included are exercises for training with video demonstration.  Also by Mike is an article on training to prevent Achille’s tendon injury–the most injured tendon among recreational runners.  Be sure to check out the Fenton Fitness Love Your Jean Challenge.

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