Strength Training

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Revolutionize Rehabilitation: Maximizing Strength and Function with Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Today, I’d like to break down a groundbreaking technique that’s been reshaping the landscape of physical therapy – Blood Flow Restriction therapy. As a seasoned physical therapist, I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of BFR, and in this blog, we’ll explore its various benefits and why it might just be the missing link in your …

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Not All Injuries Require Rest

Rest Isn’t Always The Answer Sustaining an injury can be a frustrating experience, especially when the recommended course of action involves nothing more than rest and avoidance of the activity that caused it. While it’s true that rest is an essential part of the recovery process, it’s not always the best solution to promote long-term …

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Is There A Right Or Wrong Way To Do An Exercise?

People make it seem like common sense that there are inherently “good” and “bad” ways to do exercises. I frequently hear things like … “squatting knees past toes is dangerous!” or “deadlifting incorrectly will cause you to slip a disc.” This isn’t the case. It can be safe to train seemingly “dangerous” lifts. For example, …

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What Are Some Ways To Monitor Strength Training Intensity

Strength training has so many benefits to athletes and overall health in general. Although a common mistake is when intensity isn’t high enough to yield maximum benefits. To build strength, intensity needs to be high enough to challenge our muscles near their FULL capacity. Maximizing the benefit of time spent training is very important for …

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Just Because You’re Exhausted Doesn’t Mean Your Workout Was Effective

Just Because You’re Exhausted Doesn’t Mean Your Workout Was Effective

Workouts should be catered to your specific goals. There should be a lot more thought that goes into workouts than simply being exhausted. Workouts need to be specific to: The movements specific to the goal activity The muscles and joints specific to the goal activity The energy system(s) specific to the goal activity The speed …

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Tendons Need Load

Tendons need load! People sometimes wonder why tendon pain can linger for VERY LONG periods of time, months to years. They come to me frustrated and confused, wondering why “nothing has worked” and that they’ve “tried everything.” Then I usually ask, “have you tried high-intensity loading?” The answer is usually “no.” Here’s what usually happens …

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Up-And-Running

Strength Training For Runners

I’ve always had a passion for running and strength training. I saw a need in the Fort Collins, Colorado running community. I was aware of all of the evidence that strength training has profound benefits to runners. Benefits including… Improved running economy/efficiency Reduced or delayed fatigue Improved anaerobic capacity Improved maximal speed [Speculated] reduced risk …

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