Tag: Injury

Strong Toes Prevent Falls

April 25, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

The loss of muscle mass, strength, and function as you age can increase the risk of falls. Weak muscles and bones are often the culprits. Elders do n...

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Safe Pressing with Heavy Dumbbells

May 09, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Believe it or not, many lifters get injured just getting in and out of position before an exercise begins or right after it’s done! The lying dumbb...

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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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70-Degree Neutral-Grip Dumbbell Presses

August 03, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/_twee8Ua5Bg Here's a way to decrease the stress on your shoulders during presses. Next time you’re in the gym, take a look...

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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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Top 8 Injections That Heal Injuries (Updated)

June 12, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

When you think of getting an injection to deal with an injury, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely, it's a cortisone injection....

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Injury Treatment with METH (not RICE)

January 14, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/yJ-rzHwbWmM Welcome to a new paradigm in injury treatment: https://www.theelitetrainer.com/blog/the-new-injury-rehabilitation-p...

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This Injury Prevention Assessment Fails Again

November 21, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

The functional movement screen (FMS) is popular with many personal trainers, but it doesn't seem to be as popular with researchers. Here's a recen...

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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 circu...

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Insane Health & Fitness Traditions

June 26, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. There are many examples of insane...

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Climbing to New Heights: An Inspirational Story

September 24, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

We all experience injuries in life. The minor ones are usually no big deal – you make a few revisions to your training, give it a bit of time, and...

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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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Keeping Up with Current Research

February 23, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Research can provide golden information to health & fitness professionals. If you're a personal trainer, here are some recent findings to help ...

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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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My First Go Around With Dr. Eric Serrano (Part 3)

April 22, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

JP: What are some of the common weight training injuries that you see in your practice? Dr. S: The most common weight training injuries that I se...

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An Update on my Progress with Chin-Ups

April 16, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/d8VLmojPCGo You'll recall from a recent post that my benchmark for complete recovery from distal biceps surgery was the abil...

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A Leap of Faith or A Calculated One?

March 31, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Before you read on, watch this video: https://youtu.be/yWCYG8OYOhg Now, you may be asking yourself what the big deal is? A few chin-ups, so w...

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