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Exercise & Fitness

Train Like You Play

There are many variables that exist in the world of strength and conditioning, most of which athletes and avid exercisers are familiar with adjusting in order to get the desired effect from their exercise.  For example, someone looking to build muscle size may primarily perform their resistance exercises in a certain repetition range and at a certain percentage of their…

Get To Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise

 Rate of Perceived Exertion Get to Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise   There is a lot of great technology out there that is capable of giving you metrics on your workouts, but there is nothing that can substitute the keen sense of an athlete that is in-touch with their physiology.   Know thyself! To help you have a reference…

Benefits of Sprint and Plyometric Training for the Distance Runner

Distance runners and endurance sport athletes find satisfaction in their longer, lower-intensity workouts and events for various reasons. It is common for people in endurance sports to avoid, limit, or not even consider participation in high-intensity exercise. Some don’t know how to implement these exercises and some feel it will negatively impact their endurance performance. It may come as a…

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Quality research has demonstrated over and over again the importance of being an active individual in order to maintain a healthy body and mind.  So, what happens if you are not active, have a desk job, and have no desire to get out of your recliner when you are at home? Media coverage of health-related topics can often times be…

3 Myths About Physical Activity

Excuses, excuses, excuses…well, there’s really no excuse to not be moving and grooving throughout your day!  Being physically active is SO BENEFICIAL FOR SO MANY REASONS!  Please don’t use the excuses below to avoid doing something that can actually save your life! 1. It takes too much time: FALSE Does this sound familiar to you? Often times we get busy…

Does Running Technique Matter?

Many people recognize the importance of technique when they become familiar with a sport.  For instance, a basketball player is quite familiar with proper shooting form, a golfer the perfect swing, and a soccer player needs to focus on how they strike the ball.  In many sports, technique is far more than just improving a skill, but can actually be…

Run Faster and More Efficiently!

In distance running going faster is often thought to require greater propulsion, and ultimately, greater effort.  When you are nearing the end of a training run and trying to maintain a certain heart rate, or perhaps approaching the final mile of a marathon and running on “E”, the last thing you want to think about is exerting more effort and…

Avoiding “Chronic Cardio”

The term “Chronic Cardio” came into my awareness while reading a book by Mark Sisson titled Primal Endurance.  This term is used to describe the exercise patterns that some of us get into while pursuing our goals, whether they be weight loss, better fitness, or an upcoming race.  The description of this pattern in Mark’s book hits close to home…

Why You Should Try Telehealth for Your Physical Therapy

Telehealth is becoming a very popular way to consult with your health care provider! Telehealth can help you connect and stay connected with your physical therapist. All you need is a computer, iPad, or phone that has video capabilities.  It is a live, one-on-one video appointment with your PT that you can perform in the comfort and convenience of your…

Get Physical Therapy from the Comfort of Your Home!

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is implementing both telehealth and e-visits in order to make sure you stay connected to your physical therapist and/or have an opportunity to be assessed without having to leave your home!   Most health insurances are now covering these services!  All you need is a telephone, computer, or iPad!  Your physical therapist will…