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Home Workouts for Winter Months

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

As we get deeper into the winter months, many people have turned to indoor workouts. With the added complication of COVID-19 this year, going to a gym or a group fitness class may not be an option for you. But your workouts do not need to suffer! Staying active is important for your overall health. It can help reduce your chance of catching a cold as well as maintain happiness during the winter months. Let’s look at some ideas to keep you moving at home during the colder months of the year.

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You’ve Mastered Your Home Workouts, Now What?

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

Several past articles in our current quarantine series have focused a lot on how to stay fit and active at home. All of these articles have had a plethora of great exercises and sample routines to follow and they’re a wonderful place for you to get started. Whether you are continuing your work out at home or are able to get back to the gym, here are a couple of techniques that you can use to enhance your training and spark new muscle growth and strength gains. These techniques have been used quite readily in powerlifting and bodybuilding circles for some time and they have helped many increase their strength and muscle size, no matter their level of fitness.

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At-Home Lower Body Strengthening Exercises

Posted on by Zach Kirkpatrick, PT, MPT, SCS

Normally, athletes would be in the midst of their summer sports leagues in preparation for the upcoming school sports season. Due to COVID-19, our athletes are now participating in online and virtual practices with their teams, with some states just starting modified live training. One aspect that should not be overlooked as high school sports associations plan for fall sports seasons, is how our athletes are continuing to stay strong despite closed gyms and school weights rooms. While working out at home is an option, you may find you’re limited due to lack of equipment and your environment.

To help, here are a few exercises athletes can do to strengthen their legs and help prevent knee injuries. This quick 3-part workout can be done at home using only a chair and adding some tempos and holds.

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At-Home Balance Exercises

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Walking down a hallway, up and down stairs, or going for a bike ride are just a few things that require balance.

Balance is comprised of three primary systems: visual, proprioceptive and vestibular systems that collectively work together in order to optimize the ability to balance.1 If one or more of these systems are impaired, the ability to balance becomes increasingly difficulty and can lead to falling.

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Stay At Home: Lower, Upper Body and Core Challenge

Posted on by Athletico

Gyms have closed around the country due to COVID-19. Working out and staying active has become challenging as we all abide the social distancing mandate. Maybe you’re trying to hold onto your personal bests during this pandemic, want a high-quality home workout, or need a way to relieve stress. Regardless of the situation, use these helpful tips below.

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Workout at Home with these Household Items

Posted on by Emily Putney ATC, LAT, ITAT

So you’re stuck at home and can’t get to the gym to workout, now what? Not everyone has access to gym equipment, but this doesn’t have to mean you can’t get in a good workout. Many everyday items can be used as exercise equipment, you just have to be creative!

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5 Home Workout Tips

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT

The cooler temperatures and limited daylight hours that come with winter can make it difficult to fit exercise into your schedule.

If you are anything like me, snuggling up with a blanket seems a lot more appealing than heading to the gym in your coat, gloves and boots. At the same time, many of us set resolutions to be more active this year. This means it is important to carve out some time in your day for exercise – even if it is not at the gym. Below are some tips to help you achieve a good workout, at home!

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The Importance of Home Exercise Compliance

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT

Home exercises are usually given to patients at their first physical therapy visit and updated throughout the course of care. They are provided to reinforce what is completed during each visit and to eventually support the transition to independent management of the condition. Throughout the course of treatment, these exercises are checked frequently by the therapist for proper form and progression.

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