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Down With Knee Pain, Up With Mobility: 2 Books You Need To Read Immediately

We’ve all struggled with muscle and joint pain. Whether you’re a sedentary adult, high-level athlete, or just a weekend warrior, our bodies are reeling from years of running, walking, sitting, and even sleeping using incorrect form. Knee pain is one of the most frequent drains on quality of life, leaving a slew of ‘what ifs?’ …

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Squats: Why Aren’t You Doing Them?

The best instructional guide on squats I’ve ever seen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQIAzzMDhSI&feature=fvwrel  (Credit: EliteFTS.com) Not only do these guys show you every element of the exercise in an easy-to-follow, detailed manner, they explain how to uncover and remedy common mistakes in form and execution. Proper squat form: Begin the movement by pushing your hips and butt out …

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An Underutilized Tool in The Fight Against Joint and Muscle Pain

Some problems (e.g. muscle tightness, pain) proper stretching just can’t solve. Enter the foam roller. Once you start using a foam roller, you’ll feel the benefits immediately. It’s almost like driving a car right after releasing the parking brake; once you get rid of the resistance, you’ll wonder how you ever tolerated it in the first …

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Everything Happens For A Reason: How An Accident Eliminated My Back Pain

Finding the silver lining in any mishap is comforting and reinforces the importance of “perspective”. I haven’t experienced a significant injury in over four years. A quick, lateral jump-cut during a January weekend football game reintroduced me to the joys of a pulled hamstring. Had I not gotten hurt, I might never have discovered this information. …

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The Importance of Balance

Balance. Not “Work-Life” balance or some other buzzword—the Kinesthetic kind. The kind that allows gymnasts to walk on balance beams and prevents the average joe from falling off ledges and avoiding other dangers. Good balance, rooted in proper appendage alignment and positioning, can eliminate pain and prevent serious ankle and leg injuries. Much of the …

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