Ankle Sprain SOS: Experience Swift Healing Through Active Recovery

May 23, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

My client Elise hobbled into the studio last Wednesday. She had just rolled her ankle and was in a lot of pain."You've got to help me, John Paul. I'm...

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Don’t Do Tire Flips

November 21, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Performing a mixed-grip deadlift can make you susceptible to a biceps injury on the supinated side. Trying to deadlift a heavy tire with both arms su...

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Move to Heal

November 18, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you haven't heard, it's no longer cool to rest and ice an injury. Stop doing the RICE method and start doing METH instead. I coined the acronym ME...

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The Story of Invincible

September 26, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Injury Prevention Strategies for Aging Athletes is a seminar that I've presented several times over the years to professional organizations like the ...

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Better Than an Oura Ring

October 02, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Yesterday, my Oura readiness score was 94. I should have had a good workout, but I didn't!The first exercise was bent-knee deadlifts and my goal was ...

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Loading and Unloading a Barbell

May 08, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Do you know what the #1 injury in the gym is? It’s a weight dropping on your foot. Don’t let it happen! Here’s the right way to load and ...

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Heal Injuries Fast with BPC-157

November 15, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

BPC-157 is a great weapon against injuries. As I wrote about in Top 8 Injections That Heal Injuries, this particular peptide has the ability to heal ...

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How to Reduce Shoulder Stress During Presses

August 02, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Yesterday we looked at a simple fix to decrease the stress on your hips during wide-stance squats and deadlifts. Today, we’ll look at a way to de...

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Don’t Let an Injury Stand in Your Way

June 04, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

A few years ago I told you about Arzhang and his horrific fall off Mt. Aconcagua in Southern Andes. Through hard work and perseverance, Arzhang clim...

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Stop Scratching Your Shoulder Scab

April 09, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you constantly scratch the scab, you’ll never heal. That goes with any injury, but it’s especially true for shoulder injuries. You see, t...

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How to Speed Up the Healing of a Buckle Fracture

March 23, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

My son suffered a buckle fracture last week during karate and has to wear a splint for a month. We're going to try to speed up the healing with vibra...

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The News is Spreading Fast: Use METH for Injuries

October 18, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

METH is a highly effective way to treat injuries. It works and it works fast! I'm not talking about methamphetamine, but rather the acronym METH, w...

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Fast Relief of Ankle Pain

September 23, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

Wednesday evening my 16-year-old client Amanda came limping into the gym. She rolled her ankle that morning during a field hockey game. The coach tol...

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Use Passive Methods for Active Rehab

September 12, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

In an interview with Stan "The Rhino" Efferding, the importance of active rehab is discussed. Passive methods such as massage, ultrasound, electron...

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Nature Does the Healing

July 10, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

The modern approach of "rest it and ice it" is not the best way to heal an injury. We've known for ages that movement along with heat increase circul...

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It's No Longer Cool to ICE

June 16, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

A growing amount of evidence shows that icing is not so cool for injury management. There's no doubt that icing reduces pain, but does it actually ...

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Should The Knees Pass The Toes When Squatting?

May 11, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

For those who’ve read my article 14 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Full Squat Benefits!, here are four more reasons to consider. 1. The vastus m...

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A Quick Bedtime Snack

January 07, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

When people ask me what type of supplements they should take during a joint-related injury, I have several suggestions such as proteolytic enzymes, ...

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The New Injury Rehabilitation Paradigm: RICE Is Not NICE, Do METH Instead!

September 20, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

As I mention in my article Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation, the standard procedure for most injuries involves anti-inflammatories and paink...

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Are Tendon Ruptures Happening At A Greater Rate Today?

August 06, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like tendon ruptures are happening more frequently these days. In the iron world, there's not a week that goes by wi...

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