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At-Home Exercises for Skiers

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Skiing is a great winter sport for people of all ages. However as with any sport, there is a risk for injury.

For most people, skiing is an activity that they get to participate in only a few times each year. This means the body is not able to remain as conditioned for this activity, which can lead to injuries. Skiing tends to place more stress on the lower body – specifically the knee. This can result in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries. That said, the upper body can also be injured if a skier falls landing on their arm or shoulder. Thankfully there are some exercises that can easily be performed at home to try to decrease the risk of these injuries.

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Reaching the Top: Tips for Your Next Stair Climb

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I registered on a whim for my first Hustle Up the Hancock stair climb thinking it would be something cool and unique. However, my rationale for registering did not provide the best parameters for designing a training program.

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Winter Workouts: Cold Weather Considerations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Winter is here and the weather is cold and snowy, but your workouts do not have to stop. Cold weather athletes participate in events that include skiing, cold weather running and triathlons.

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Barre Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Barre workouts have been around for a while. You may be curious; maybe you’ve tried a class; maybe you’re scared to try a class because you aren’t a “ballerina” or, maybe you don’t see the appeal of this workout. Whichever you are, it’s important to learn the concepts of Barre so you know the benefits and limitations of this workout!

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Spin Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Spin cycle studios seem to be on every other corner these days. This popular workout involves a stationary bike, fast and loud music, and an upbeat and motivating instructor. The studio usually has low lighting, a video screen with goals and maybe some fun disco lights. Let’s take a closer look at this workout to see the benefits and limitations.

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What are HIIT Workouts and Are They Effective?

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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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5 Health Tips for Your Next Trip to the Ballpark

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Baseball season is in full swing, but some of the hottest and most humid days of the year are still to come. 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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Heating Up: Exercising in the Heat

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

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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