Category Archives: injury

Enthusiasm – Don’t Curb It

What are you enthused about? Surely there is one thing today that gets you excited. Enthusiasm gets a bad rap sometimes. Or is that just because I live in NY, where we’ve all seen and done it all, so why … Continue reading

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Lifting Weights Safely

As a trainer, I get questions and comments sometimes about pain while lifting weights. A lot of  people are hesitant to take part in a regular strength training program because they’ve experienced joint pain or discomfort in the past. I … Continue reading

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What Goes Up Must Come Down (don’t let it be on your foot!)

Now, back to business! Weight-lifting injuries are on the rise. A recent study found that from 1990 to 2007, weight-training injuries resulting in emergency room visits increased over 48%. There was a larger increase among women (63%) compared with men … Continue reading

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Oops…Ow!! Another Reason To Be Strong

Any of you who visit here very often, know me through Life-Cise, or know me personally, know that I emphasize strength training – a lot! Strong is good! Strong is healthy! Strong is sexy! It’s important to help slow the … Continue reading

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Why Do/Don’t You Exercise?

Over the last couple of months I’ve been doing a little informal polling on various networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I (and a few other fitness professionals) have been asking questions about why people exercise, or don’t, … Continue reading

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Back Injury and Exercise

Early this month, during the last few days of vacation, I hurt my back. I had been skiing for 10 days straight and feeling great. In the afternoon I was coming down through the trees in some pretty deep powder … Continue reading

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