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Miracle Fitness Mineral

Miracle Fitness Mineral Improve Every Aspect of Fitness with Daily Use of This Mineral It will enhance bone density better than calcium.  It will decrease muscle soreness more rapidly than magnesium.  It is more potent than potassium.  It will make you shinier than chromium and vaster than vanadium.  The miracle mineral you are missing is graphite.  Use of this long-neglected mineral will improve nearly every aspect of your fitness.  The dose required for success is minimal, so a single ten cent pencil should last you an entire year.  Read the remainder of this article on how to put this essential element into your training program. You need to purchase a note pad, binder, or log book to store the pencil…

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Listen to the Athletic Trainers

Listen to the Athletic Trainers NATA Guidelines for Sports Participation The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) has released new guidelines for children’s sports participation.  Athletic trainers are on the front line of the growing youth sports injury battle.  Trainers work in the school setting and they see all of the injured children--not just the ones with insurance coverage.  More than any other profession, they witness the results of year round, single sports participation. The recommendations from NATA are more stringent than the ones handed down by various physician groups.  As a physical therapist that has witnessed an exponential increase in youth overuse athletic injuries, I agree with all of NATA’s suggestions.  Go online and read the New York Times article,…

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Modification for Constant Progress

Modification for Constant Progress I see two extremes among fitness enthusiasts in the way that they handle injuries. The first is “Meathead Mike” who has the “no pain, no gain” mentality.  Mike has pain but he ignores it, keeps exercising the painful area, and the pain increases. Eventually, the pain impacts other exercises and activities of his daily life outside of the gym. Finally, when he can no longer comfortably drive his car to work or can’t pick up his children, he goes to the doctor to be diagnosed with severe tendonitis, a torn rotator cuff, or meniscus tear. Mike doesn’t know how to quit, so even with his diagnosis, he will continue to train. Our next personality is “Delicate…

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Core Progressions–Part 5

Core Progressions--Part 5 Adductor Side Planks At Fenton Fitness, we love training the core to be a strong, stiff stabilizer.  The stronger and more stable the core becomes, the lower the risk of injury to the spine, and the more strength and power the rest of the body can display.  Over the next few weeks, we will present five unique core progressions we’ve been using at Fenton Fitness over the last year that we’ve really been enjoying.  Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think.  All progressions will be posted on our website. Adductor Side Planks- Traditional side planks challenge the lateral core and your glutes.  This progression shifts the focus to the lateral…

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Core Progressions–Part 4

Core Progressions--Part 4 PUP Walkouts At Fenton Fitness, we love training the core to be a strong, stiff stabilizer.  The stronger and more stable the core becomes, the lower the risk of injury to the spine, and the more strength and power the rest of the body can display.  Over the next few weeks, we will present five unique core progressions we’ve been using at Fenton Fitness over the last year that we’ve really been enjoying.  Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think.  All progressions will be posted on our website. PUP Walk Outs- After mastering a plank, we will often progress our clients to long lever planks (where the elbows are placed…

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Core Progressions–Part 3

Core Progressions--Part 3 Band Resisted Rollouts At Fenton Fitness, we love training the core to be a strong, stiff stabilizer.  The stronger and more stable the core becomes, the lower the risk of injury to the spine, and the more strength and power the rest of the body can display.  Over the next few weeks, we will present five unique core progressions we’ve been using at Fenton Fitness over the last year that we’ve really been enjoying.  Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think.  All progressions will be posted on our website. Band Resisted Rollouts-  Most fitness enthusiasts are familiar with ab wheel rollouts.  Here at FFAC, we start clients with Physioball rollouts,…

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