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Emotional Well Being: Endorphins

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Posted February 26, 2018

Categories: Exercise Science
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By Martin Dwyer, M.S., C.F.T. What makes a person want to train, lift weights, do cardio, year after year?  Many factors have played a role in my desire and ability to continue a regimen of exercise year after year. Put simply, it feels good to exercise.  .... Read More


Five Step Deadlift

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Posted February 14, 2018

Categories: Strength Training
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The dead lift has been considered for decades the grandfather of all weightlifting. It works nearly every muscle in the body from shoulders to toes. Frederic Delavier, in his class exercise handbook Strength Training Anatomy, put it this way: “[The dead lift] works nearly every muscle in the body and is effective for developing the lumbosacral and trapezius muscles  .... Read More


Exercise and Cancer Recovery

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Posted July 27, 2017

Categories: Rehab and Recovery, Strength Training
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Recently, I was asked to provide an informed perspective on exercise and cancer treatment and recover.  Exercise has been broadly demonstrated to have positive impact on physical strength, capacity, recuperation, and mortality in cancer patients. Moreover, this positive impact takes place both during and after cancer treatment. This blog offers the reader summaries of credible research, and additional references to discuss with their medical professionals.  A summary of the key research used h  .... Read More