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CUSTOM PERFORMANCE BLOG

 

 

 

Try A Carb Rinse For The Wall

When prepping for a marathon, most people will give at least some consideration to their nutritional and hydration needs during the race. These are essential components for a successful race and are not to be overlooked. Unfortunately, a lot of people have to deal with a sensitive stomach or indigestion problems and cannot tolerate consuming good sources of energy. 

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Samantha LaBarbara
Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinosis/Tendinopathy...?

Achilles tendinitis is a misleading term because it implies that there is inflammation in the achilles tendon. Studies have shown that there is actually no inflammatory process within the achilles tendon, but instead a degenerative process affecting the tendon fibers. So for this reason, the term “achilles tendinitis” is inaccurate. 

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Samantha LaBarbara
What's The Deal With Bridges?

Bridges are a common exercise we see in almost every setting—gym routines, personal training sessions, yoga studios, physical therapy, etc. The main purpose for the exercise will vary depending on the goals of the individual, but there are general benefits that you can always count on.

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Samantha LaBarbara
At-Home Workouts For Pregnancy

When working out during pregnancy, the most basic guideline you can follow is to do what you were doing prior to your pregnancy. (Read: this is not the time to start training for your first marathon!) With that said, many women look for more variation to keep themselves motivated, or they are unable to do what they what normally prefer to do for exercise.

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Samantha LaBarbara
Old Injury? Long Term Compensations

When we think about one-sided muscle weakness, we tend to think of it in the short term. If you sprain your ankle, you expect your foot to be weak immediately following that injury. But what happens down the line if things aren’t addressed properly?

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Samantha LaBarbara
Coffee & Advil

Pain and debilitation are the first thing people think of when they hear “surgery”. Acute post-operative pain is almost always present because the body does not differentiate a beneficial surgery from an injury—it is traumatic to your body tissue either way.

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Samantha LaBarbara