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Hip Pointer Injury

A “hip pointer” can be common in contact sports, especially in football. It is described as “a contusion of the iliac crest and/or greater trochanter of the femur following a direct impact or collision”. Direct contact impact on the hip…

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Exercising After Your Thanksgiving Feast

Another successful Thanksgiving: Your stomach is filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, and you’re lying on the couch in front of a TV running a disappointing Cowboys vs Football Team matchup. But wait! Here’s an opportunity for you…

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The Benefits of Ballistic Stretching

Ballistic stretching is a type of dynamic stretch which involves the use of a fast and active motion to achieve certain ranges of motion. The purpose of ballistic stretching is to take your muscles past a point of reflexive control…

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Knee Pain Routine

Knee pain is a very common limiting factor in keeping up with training routines, whether it's cardio or weightlifting. Most often, I see pain above the kneecap or at the outside of the knee; usually due to tightness within quads,…

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Loaded Stretching

One type of stretching that is becoming more and more popular is something called 'loaded stretching'. Loaded stretching is a form of static stretching, involving the use of weights, or a load, to increase the amount of stretch you can achieve while also increasing tension in…

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