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Techniques

Woman demonstrating a back stretch
Samuel Lu

Overstretching

Can you stretch too much? A common misconception that people have is that stretching is always necessary to prevent injury. People believe you should always be more flexible, and that the more flexible you are the lower the likelihood is of getting hurt.

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Man demonstrating lower back pain
Samuel Lu

Acute Low Back Strain

Techniques used after pulling your back. “I pulled my back and can’t move” is a phrase many of us have said at some point in our lives. It happens. Lifting heavy boxes during a move, doing yard work, or cleaning your floor are common ways.

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Woman exercising back after injury
Samuel Lu

Rehabbing and Preventing Low Back Injuries

Most of us have hurt our backs at some point in our lives, as referenced in our previous post (see: acute low back pain). After the acute inflammatory stage is over (usually within 1-2 weeks), and most of the pain has subsided, the question is what is the next step?

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Woman running up stairs
Samuel Lu

Improving Your Ankle Mobility

Ankle mobility is very important for many functional activities. While ankle stability and strength are often addressed during ankle injuries, mobility plays a big role as well.

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Athletic man running outside
Samuel Lu

Quad Strength

The quadriceps are one of the most important groups of muscles for having good healthy knees.

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Woman demonstrating squats
Samule Lu

The Benefits of Squats

There is a reason why squats are commonly called the king of exercises.

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Woman demonstrating squat positions
Samuel Lu

How deep should you squat?

We’ve covered the benefits of squats. Now the next question many have is how deep should you be squatting?

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Man over stretching example
Samuel Lu

Stretching to prevent injuries is a misconception

A common misconception that people have is that stretching is always necessary to prevent injury. People believe you should always be more flexible, and that the more flexible you are the lower the likelihood is of getting hurt.

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Senior couple stretching in front of computer using telehealth exercises
Samuel Lu

Stretching: Dynamic vs. Static

When you wake up first thing in the morning or before a workout after sitting at work all day, your muscles are stiff and cold, and to suddenly hold a stretch for a period of time can actually cause more harm than good.

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Senior exercising at home in front of computer using telehealth
Samuel Lu

Finding motivation to stay in shape with closed gyms

Everyone has the same questions. How can I continue to be motivated to stay in shape and stay active with the gyms closed during this time? There are still many ways you can challenge yourself physically.

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Couple strength training with light weights
Sam Morjaria

Misguided perception: More weight means stronger

When I say weight training or strength training, what goes through your mind? Most of you will probably think of elaborate machines in the gym, weighted plates and dumbbells. If you aren't much of a 'gym' person, it can all be very overwhelming and intimidating.

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A diverse group of people fitness training
Samuel Lu

Changing a weakness to a strength doesn’t happen overnight

Despite having high-pressure jobs, families and/or a busy New York social calendar, they find the time to come in and we work together to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

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