Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Is Obesity A Disease?

References: Metabolic Syndrome, Sedentary Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

Monday, July 23, 2012

Core Strengthening for Baseball: ProBell and SmartBell

Core Strengthening for Baseball: ProBell and SmartBell Applications

Developing core strength and endurance is the foundation of baseball fitness. Implementing a core stabilization program improves performance and prevents injuries. This Core Strengthening for Baseball Program is an overview of the application of the ProBell and SmartBell. At Bauer Physical Therapy we use these tools extensively in our rehabilitation and sports performance programs.

If you have questions regarding the ProBell and SmartBell applications with Baseball Training and Core Strengthening please contact Randy Bauer at Bauer Physical Therapy, Laguna Hills, CA.

If you choose to purchase online at http://thinkfit.com use the Coupon CodeRBPT (10% off).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Get a Quickie with Exercise

There is much to be said about "Getting a Quickie" when it comes to exercise. Getting a quick dose of exercise can have significant benefits to your CardioRespiratory Fitness (CRF).
  • Increasing CRF at high to moderate levels must be performed for at least 10 minutes.
  • Increasing CRF can reduce mortality and morbidity.
High Intensity Interval Training provides a short, effective training approach for "Getting a Quickie Dose of Exercise".  Check out the great infographic on HIIT.

The Complete Guide to Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training
More Health and Fitness News & Tips at Greatist.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Teens and ACL tears

 Year-Round Sports: Teens and ACL Tears

Year-round sports increase the incidence of athletic injuries. Sports like soccer are played year-round. The high exposure rate to practice and competition increases the exposure to injury, namely, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears of the knee. To reduce the incidence of injury the athlete must adequately train and recover the body; better preparing for the upcoming season, or competitive demand of the sport.

Youth sports has increased seasons making many sports a year round commitment. Youth soccer has a highly competitive Club season that is immediately followed by the high school season. This results in increased exposure to injury, and little time to adequately rest, recover and prepare for the upcoming season. Specific sports conditioning is a must for injury prevention

The year-round cycle of sports training must include a periodized strength and conditioning program. This periodized program addresses off-season, pre-season and in-season training guidelines. The sport-specific periodized program schedules varied training intensities for improved fitness in areas of strength, speed and endurance, power, agility and core conditioning.

Preparing the Joint to Dynamic Loading: Hopping

Preparation of the athlete for return to play following ACL injury requires simulating loads to the joint that will be experienced in specific-sport. Running, change of direction and acceleration and deceleration place increase joint stress on the knee. Progressive resistive strengthening and single and double leg hops are performed to meet the dynamic nature of the activity(soccer, football, basketball), with careful inspection of the athletes' ability to control the joint forces. Specifically, the athlete must be able to control the valgus(adduction) stress of the activity, in this case hopping.

A year-round Sports Conditioning Program that is periodized to address the individual, and the ebb and flow of the competitive season, is essential for maintaining high level performance and health in the young athlete.

Athlete Game Plan for Success
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Check out this link for more information:

Teens & ACL tears: More year-round sports lead to injuries - WNEM TV 5

Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Never Grow Old

Science-Based and Secrets for Never Growing Old

Learn more about what You can do to promote your health, age well and create a positive mind-set
for the natural process of "growing" old. There are many scientific-based secrets to combat the effects
aging has on Your body and mind.
  • The Brain
  • The Heart
  • The Lungs
  • The DNA 
  • The Bones
Read More:

How to Never Grow Old