Tag: stretching

Keeping Up with Current Research (August 2020)

August 15, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Research can provide golden information to health and fitness professionals. Here are some recent findings to help you stay ahead of the pack: Hig...

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Interpreting Research

January 15, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

I read research papers on a regular basis and I always highlight sections that I feel are important. Here are some examples from papers that I read...

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Stay Ahead of the Research

November 28, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

There’s a difference between book smarts and gym smarts. You need both if you want long-term success in personal training. If something you do isn'...

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Do You Find Strength Workouts Boring?

November 10, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

Most people would agree that static stretching and aerobic training are boring. For me, these activities are like watching paint dry! I find strength...

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Dynamic Stretching Routine

January 24, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/RpJtBaQCyZs Here is a sample clip of a dynamic stretching warm-up circuit. This routine should be performed prior to weight tra...

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Stretching as a Diagnostic for Sciatic Nerve Irritation

May 19, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/S_d3xxF2HuY Stretching can be used as a diagnostic to test for possible impingement of spinal nerves. Straight leg raising, fo...

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Flexibility 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

September 23, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In order to maximize your results when training for flexibility, certain rules exist. Here are the do's and don'ts of stretching. THE DO'S DO u...

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Challenge the Establishment: Dispelling Five Common Health and Fitness Misconceptions

January 05, 2010 | John Paul Catanzaro

In life we take many things for granted. People are told to go on a low fat diet and do some aerobic training, and yet they still gain body fat. You...

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