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Solving Your Over Use Injury

Solving Your Over Use Injury

By Ross Bodine, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT You’re running along just fine and your right knee starts to hurt – just a little – and it keeps on hurting – just a little bit more. You’ve been hitting it pretty hard lately and start to wonder if you’re  over training. But think about it: Why does the right

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Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

My road bike has been “tucked in” for the winter. Even with the unusually warm weather in Boulder, I have switched to gym workouts and weekend hikes. And I’m not the only one. Have you tried to find an open treadmill on Monday morning? But, compelling information about the benefits of cold weather exercise is

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SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

Like clockwork, every time I bent over or sat too long, my hamstring muscle talked to me. What started as tightness that ran down the center of my right thigh soon became a nervy pain I could not ignore. I would fidget and squirm my way through car rides, desperately changing positions to ease the

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Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

We talk about the gluteal muscles a lot. Why? Because if you are walking or running and your glutes are not working, it isn’t pretty. And it doesn’t feel good either. Getting those muscles firing is sometimes a matter of paying attention and sometimes a matter of strengthening. Either way, without gluteal muscles working, your hip

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Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Old beliefs die hard. I still see folks throwing a leg on their car bumper and leaning over for a good yank on their hamstring. A cursory stretch should do it, right?  Then they head up the trail for a run. They probably haven’t hurt themselves, but really, why bother? (If you need a refresher

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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

When should I exercise? The best answer is: whenever you are most likely to do it. But there’s some science behind when to exercise to get specific benefits. Daniel Pink’s new book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, explains. Exercise in the morning if you want to: Lose weight: You can burn 20 percent more fat

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