10 Essential Components of Strength Training

My name is Ross Petersen and I have been a physical therapist for two years and a trainer for six years.  I’ve written the following 10 essential components of strength training to help you make better decisions when you come to the gym. It can be challenging to pick which exercises to perform and how to program your workouts in […]

Muscles need love too!

The birds are chirping and the sun is shining down as I go on my first outdoor run.  It feels so good after being cooped up all winter long on the treadmill/spin bike.  Although I cannot wait to be outdoors and free from the confines of the gym, I know that I need to be […]

Introduction to Squatting: Finding the variation that best fits your function and goals

The ability to squat is necessary in all facets of life.  Whether we are talking about the 2-year-old child that amazes us with perfect technique picking up their toy, the 80-year-old that must be able to perform the sit to stand to stay active and independent, or the elite powerlifter that impresses us with their […]

Stay strong with physical therapy: optimize your training while preventing pain and injury

When you think of a Physical Therapist (PT) what is the first thing that runs through your mind?  Are they words like injury, surgery, rehab or pain?  Or maybe you think of PTs in the hospital that help patients walk so they can safely return home.  What struck me as I was going through physical […]

Sport Specific movements – what is it and how much is too much?

We hear a lot about using “sport specific” movements.  These are movements that are unique to a given sport. Basketball players using a medicine ball in place of the FIBA-approved game ball or a baseball player using a weighted bat while warming up on deck. Sport specific movements are important for performance but at a […]

Answers to Common Questions about Olympic Weightlifting

What is weightlifting? Olympic weightlifting is the only discipline of strength sports (sports specifically testing how much weight a person can move) that is competed in the Olympic Games.  It has evolved over time, starting with five competition lifts, but now consists of only two. The first lift, the snatch, requires the lifter to bring […]

Why Women Should Lift Weights

By Hannah Christie, Performance Personal Trainer Many women get stuck in the rut of cardio workout after cardio workout, thinking its the only way to lose or maintain their weight.  However, adding a few days of resistance training into a workout program can be much more beneficial toward achieving those goals, and here are six […]

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