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May 2019 Newsletter

In this month’s issue, Mike O’Hara tells you which exercises to do to preserve your knees. We learn how reaching fitness goals can have its ups and downs in “The Straight and Narrow”. Jeff Tirrell tells the importance of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Download Here

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The Roof Is On Fire–Stop Mowing The Lawn

The Roof Is On Fire--Stop Mowing The Lawn Mother Teresa once said, “In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” This concept has carryover to virtually every aspect of our lives, but especially nutrition and fitness. I often find myself working with our nutrition coaching clients to stop “mowing the yard when the house is on fire” as Precision Nutrition puts it. We tend to try to do too much, too soon, and focus on overly complicated things when there are simpler things we could address that will lead to even better results. People obsess about things like activated charcoal, pink Himalayan sea salt, trace chemicals in their food, whether 3…

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Tiger Questions

Tiger Questions The resurgence of Tiger Woods’ golf performance has produced questions on the merits of spinal fusion surgery.  Fitness clients and physical therapy patients have heard that Mr. Woods had his lower lumbar vertebrae surgically fused and is now doing well.  Recent articles in the *New York Times and **Wall Street Journal illuminate the good and bad of spinal fusion surgery and the changes it produced in Tigers’ golf game.  Spinal fusion patients are frequent costumers in the physical therapy clinic.  Based on my long history treating post fusion patients, these are the answers I give in regards to spinal fusion surgery. Can You Do Your Part? Anyone considering lumbar spinal fusion needs to be ready to make a…

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Recruit More Glute

Recruit More Glute Wake Up Your Gluteals With Stick Bridges The muscles that cover the back and side of our hips are called the gluteus maximus and medius. The “glutes” are the primary drivers of human propulsion and power production. Properly functioning gluteals protect your knees and lumbar spine from injury. Unfortunately, many people have glutes that operate at less than optimal levels. “Gluteal amnesia” is the term used by physical therapists and strength coaches. Nearly all back and knee pain patients require restorative glute training. Most fitness clients are unaware of how much better they can function after dedication to a glute activation program. Read the rest of this article and watch the video for a demonstration of a…

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April 2019 Newsletter

In this month's issue, Mike O'Hara tells the importance of single leg strength training.  Video of the exercises given are available on our youtube channel.  Jeff Tirrell explains the importance of taking small steps to ensure success in a fitness or nutrition program. Why do you need good hip internal rotation--read Mike's article, "Better Landing Gear" and find out. Download Here

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March 2019 Newsletter

In his article, "Hoop Dreams", Mike O'Hara tells how to train your "six pack".  Video demonstration of the exercises is available on our youtube channel (youtube) Did you know that how many push ups you can do is a better indicator of heart health than the traditional treadmill test?  Read "Push Ups and Longevity" to learn more.  Starting an exercise program? Read Jeff Tirrell's advice on how to get started in "Starting Slow". Download Here

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