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Strength Training

Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises for Strengthening in ACL Rehabilitation

Strength of the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups is one of the key components in determining an athlete’s readiness to return to running after they have an ACL reconstruction surgery.  In order to improve muscular strength efficiently, a number of different exercises are utilized that can be either open kinetic chain or closed kinetic chain exercises. An open kinetic chain…

Some Ways to Resistance Train at Home

Why Should I Resistance Train? Do you need to pick up kids/grandkids? Do you carry and pick up grocery bags? Do you enjoy gardening and yard work? Do you enjoy home improvement tasks? Do you enjoy being active with recreational sports, aerobic exercise, or going to the gym? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you NEED…

What is Sarcopenia and Why Should I Care?

Sarcopenia is a term that means “age-related muscle loss,” and can be a factor in predicting frailty and fall risk in older adults. It can lead to a DECREASE in performance and strength, but also other critical body functions: fighting inflammation, hormone regulation, and absorption of nutrients. Sarcopenia can be caused by not just the normal aging process, but also…

The Benefits of Strength Training

Strength training can be an essential component to keeping your body healthy and your mind happy.  There has been a lot of research, especially in the most recent years, on the importance of adding strength training into your daily routine! We were going to write a whole blog on the benefits of strength training but then we came across this…