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Interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy in Salisbury, MA. Read Part 1 here. On Friday, I’ll post a video to Facebook of myself and Chad demonstrating the Blood Flow Restriction Training method. Talk about therapeutic exercises and the interplay between them and treatment. Here at ProForm Physical…
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Interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy, Part 1

This week I’m sharing an interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy in Salisbury, MA. On Friday, I’ll post a video to Facebook of myself and Chad demonstrating the Blood Flow Restriction Training method.   Tell us about your background in athletics and sports medicine. What degrees and certifications do you have? Athletics for…
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Dumbbell Row Video Blog

As I began reviewing my early instructional videos I was quite pleased to see that I had released this video early on to reflect the importance I place on performing pulling movement patterns. The dumbbell row is a horizontal pulling pattern designed to stimulate drawing your shoulder blades down and in. This helps to counter…
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Front Plank Video

Today‚Äôs video demonstrates the first series of exercises our clients perform to develop core stability. To me core stability simply means having no movement in your spine while resisting either extension (the hips dropping towards the floor causing a caving in of the spine), lateral flexion (the side of your body resisting caving in to…
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Split Squat Video

I believe that this demonstration of the split squat was the first video we posted on Facebook. I chose to start with this exercise because of the importance I place on lower body strength training with my clients and in my own workouts. At this stage of life there is nothing more important to me…
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How We Train For Successful Aging (Video)

Last January I was approached by Jill Ramsdell, the Engage Life Director at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, to help make the fitness classes at this senior living community better. Jill had come to realize that the classes need to include more exercises that targetted core strength, mobility and balance for her senior residents. And…
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Add Some Power To Your Workout (Video)

One of the most neglected components of fitness training for the general public is power development. We tend to think of power– strength training at high speeds– as being for athletes only. As I wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2008, every time we get out of a chair, climb stairs or react to…
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Upper Body Pushing (Video)

Our final video in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?”

Upper Body Pulling for Better Posture (Video)

The 4th video in our “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” series shows you exercises to offset the bad posture we all develop living in a digital world. Learning to do these exercises which help pull your shoulder blades down and in can help improve posture and…
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Save Your Back Stabilize Your Spine (Video)

Our third video on movement patterns in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” is about how we train the core to protect the spine.