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Sustainability of You – The Physical Therapists Push for a Yearly Musculoskeletal Screening

By Rob Schneider Did you know that after the age of 30 we lose .5-1% of our muscle mass? How about a decrease in our nerve conduction by 1 m/s every 10 years? How about a decline in the levels ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – The Intelligent Core, Smarter not Harder

By Brian Beatty We all agree that ‘work smarter not harder’ is conceptually desirable, but realistically we often default to ‘putting our head down and grinding it out’. Our chosen activities can provide ample opportunity to practice either, or, and ...

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Sustainability of You – The Mobile Male

By Brian Diaz When describing their exercise regimen most men would include strength and several cardiovascular exercises, which is correct. However, there is one big piece that men usually overlook, mobility. Why men seem to push mobility to the back ...

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Core Corner – Down Dog Push Up

By Elizabeth Towe Hamstrings, calves and hips can become chronically tight from endurance sports. Excessive tightness can then create pulling on the pelvis that robs power and results in spine, hip, and hamstring pain. This month’s core corner gives you ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Developing Pedaling Efficiency

By Brian Beatty Efficient motion is critical to cycling performance. This article offers a way to refine your own ‘body spin scan’ skill and improve speed, power, and performance on the bike through increasing your pedaling efficiency. Applying consistent, even ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Key Stretches for Cyclists

By Norah Cetin Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau. From 2000 to 2013, bicycle commuting rates in bicycle friendly communities increased 105%. In addition, indoor cycling classes are one of ...

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Core Corner – Side Plank, Pedaling Top Leg

By Elizabeth Towe A critical component of cycling is allowing an efficient circular path of the leg while having a stable core. In this exercise you challenge both the elements of a controlled circle of the leg and a stable ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Get Over It Cyclists! You Need Strength Training

By Justin Loss Imagine this; you are out on the road riding with a group of friends riding towards the hardest climb on your route, if you ever ride south of Chapel Hill visions of Lystra might be coming to ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Jump Higher to Run Faster: Plyometrics for Distance Runners

By Smruti Shah Many sports include plyometric training, but it is only within the past decade that its value to distance running has been studied. Plyometrics are high-intensity, high-impact exercises that can aid in producing explosive muscle power. It seems ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Two Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Glutes

By Norah Cetin With the warm weather approaching, most avid runners are likely starting to up the mileage to prepare for summer races or simply to enjoy the sunshine. With increased mileage can come increased risk of injury, especially when ...

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