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Stretch of the Week: Lunge to Half Splits

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For the third week of our dynamic stretching month, we will be performing the Lunge to Half Splits Stretch. This will stretch the hamstrings as well as the quadriceps muscles.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: 2017 Draft

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The NFL’s season officially starts on Thursday, September 7th, which means that many fans are already assembling their Fantasy Football teams.

To help you reign supreme in your league this year, we will be highlighting tips from Athletico’s Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, throughout the season via the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report. This report will shed light on some of the league’s notable injuries and provide guidance on which players should be avoided and which players may be good to pick-up.

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HIIT the Gym!

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HIIT the gym! Is this a typo? Not at all. HIIT is the acronym for “High Intensity Interval Training.” Although HIIT has long been an important part of training for athletes, it’s becoming increasingly popular in mainstream fitness.

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Stretch of the Week: Seated Cat Cow with Arm Rotation

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For week two of our dynamic stretching month we will be performing the Seated Cat Cow with Arm Rotation.

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Back to School Safety Guide

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After spending the summer riding bikes, swimming and playing sports, heading back to the classroom can be a difficult transition for kids.

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Stretch of the Week: Dynamic Spinal Circles

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The Weekly Stretches for August will focus on dynamic stretching. Typically we are doing static stretching, which is the optimal way to increase flexibility in our muscles. However, dynamic stretching shouldn’t be overlooked!

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3 Ways to Combat Low Back Pain in Runners

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Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime.1

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5 Health Tips for Your Next Trip to the Ballpark

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The MLB season is in full swing, and the NL Central in particular is anyone’s game.

We are past the halfway point of the season, but some of the hottest and most humid days of the year are still to come – especially for Cardinals fans in the Midwest. With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy the game and don’t suffer any ill effects afterward.

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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Pigeon

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The final week of July’s stretch is called Reclined Pigeon. This will stretch the outer hip, piriformis, gluteal, and low back musculature. You will get a bonus stretch through the front hip flexors as well!

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Heating Up: Exercising in the Heat

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Summer has arrived and so has the heat. As you continue exercising this summer, remember to protect your body from injury due to overheating. When the environmental temperature rises, the body has increased difficulty cooling itself through its normal means.  Heat stroke from exercise is one of the three leading causes of sudden death in sports activities.1

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