October 2013

Is Barefoot Running Safe?

By |October 21st, 2013|

This is a very good article by Paleo guru, Mark Sisson. It focuses particularly on the benefits and/or dangers of barefoot running. It’s a nice short read, so read away. There is a lot of good information here.

Dumbbell Weight Lifting vs Barbell Weight Lifting!

By |October 10th, 2013|

I’m not a big fan of barbells.

I’m not a fan, because they effectively lock your arms into a fixed position. When you lock your wrists, elbows, and shoulders into a fixed position (see photo on left), you put more stress on your muscles, tendons, and joints. It is my personal experience and belief that long […]

September 2013

Is It Safe to Lift Weights While Pregnant?

By |September 28th, 2013|

“This article is interesting. Raul Artal, M.D. says that it’s “generally safe to lift up to 30 pounds (or one 15 pound dumbell in each hand), if you’re pregnant,” but there is no mention of the woman’s fitness level prior to getting pregnant. Some women are simply much more fit and strong than others, and 15 […]

Overtraining and Why You May Need To Exercise Less

By |September 28th, 2013|

This is a great article about overtraining. I regularly see patients in my office who are experiencing aches and pains from overtraining. Quite simply, it’s good to give your body a rest every so often, because those aches and pains are the signs your body gives you to take a rest. I tell my patients, […]

August 2013

Your Shoes may be Causing Your Plantar Fasciitis

By |August 11th, 2013|


It is my belief that plantar fasciitis occurs, because of shoes. Think about it. Nature did not design humans to wear shoes. When we are born, we are born bare footed. The skin and muscles of our feet are meant to be in close contact with the ground. However, from a […]

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The Rise of the Minimalist Workout

By |August 10th, 2013|

In an article under his byline for Sports Illustrated in December 1960, “The Soft American,” President-elect John F. Kennedy lamented the state of the nation’s fitness. As president he exhorted citizens to plunge into activities like 50-mile hikes.

As anyone sitting quietly and reading this article probably knows, that message did […]

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A Popular Myth About Running Injuries

By |August 10th, 2013|


Almost everyone who runs (or has shopped for running shoes) has heard that how your foot pronates, or rolls inward, as you land affects your injury risk. Pronate too much or too little, conventional wisdom tells us, and you’ll wind up hurt. But a provocative new study shows that this […]

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