Looking for ways to prevent injury when lifting? Dr. Adam Swick provides warm-up exercises for three common lifts: Bench Press, Squat and Deadlift. Check out the videos below, give these exercises a try and let us know what you think.
Dr. Aaron Seavey demonstrates the second and third movement in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), the hurdle step and in-line lunge. To learn more about what FMS is used for and see the first movement in the screen, the deep squat, check out our previous blog post for a demo by Dr. Adam Swick.
Our gift to you this holiday season (until December 30, 2016), is a free Functional Movement Screen with Dr. Seavey in our Bellevue office or Dr. Swick in our Seattle office. Call us today to schedule your free screening, Bellevue – (425) 590-9208 or Seattle – (206) 420-3131. To schedule an onsite screening for groups of 8 or more at your business location email: email@example.com.
A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is used to evaluate movement pattern quality. The screen is made up of seven movements that require a balance of mobility and stability. FMS easily identifies movement limitations and dysfunctions. Check out Dr. Adam Swick as he explains what FMS is used for, along with a demonstration of the first movement in the screening, the deep squat.
Our gift to you this holiday season (until December 30, 2016), is a free Functional Movement Screen with Dr. Swick in our Seattle office or Dr. Aaron Seavey in our Bellevue office. Call us today to schedule your free screening, Seattle – (206) 420-3131 or Bellevue – (425) 590-9208. To schedule an onsite screening for groups of 8 or more at your business location email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Karen, she’s an emergency room nurse who’s passionate about fitness. The last few years, Karen competed in marathons, triathlons and focused on ultra-running. Currently, she’s working hard in the gym to take her physique to the next level. Karen’s fur baby, Abu, a 9-month-old English Cream Golden Retriever is the love of her life!
Here’s what Karen had to say about Velo Sports Rehab (VSR):
Q: What’s your favorite thing about VSR?
A: Dr. D, Jess, Hillary and Ashley have been my family now for many years of training in Seattle. They have helped me through the physical, mental and emotional challenges of training, racing and pushing my body to the limit. My favorite thing is there unconditional love and support for me as a person and athlete.
Q: What activities do your treatments at VSR help you to enjoy?
A: VSR helped me to successfully compete in a half ironman, several marathons, several ultra runs and my first 50 miler without injury. No other sports health care team has ever been able to help me accomplish that. Now they are helping me stay fit and safe as I regularly attend the gym now to cut body fat and hopefully tone my body to a level I have not yet achieved.
Q: What else would you like to share with us about your experience with VSR?
A: I cannot share enough how incredibly blessed I am to have VSR in my life. I tell this to anyone that asks about VSR, they are the type of quality and talented sports medical team that is a treasure and rare to find. Dr. D, Jess, Ashley and Hillary are some of the nicest, most supportive, people I have ever met and I am extremely blessed to call them my family.
We are so grateful to have wonderful patients like Karen! One of the greatest compliments is when our patients excel in their physical pursuits safely and without pain. Thank you, Karen, for your kind words, we look forward to continuing to support you in all your fitness pursuits.
The decision to lose weight and improve your health is a big step for most people, but sticking with an exercise and wellness program past the initial phases can bring many ups and downs. Even if you’ve stayed with your diet plan and exercised every day, you may not like the results on the bathroom scale for the first month or so.
Working Out but Gaining Weight
Despite the seeming illogical nature of the concept, it’s actually normal to experience weight gain during the first few weeks of a new exercise program. If you haven’t exercised regularly for several months or years, this can be a very discouraging factor. But the good news is that your body is building lean, healthy muscle tissue, which is denser than fat. Rest assured you’re on the right path.
Many people who become discouraged by their increasing weight and thicker arms or legs in the early stages of new exercises regiments. The trick is to be patient – once that fat burns off, the muscle tissue pushing up beneath layers of adipose will give way to toned, beautiful limbs.
Of course, there are some instances in which your body may be accumulating fat and undoing your hard work at the gym. Most commonly, people who undertake regular exercise don’t also change their dietary habits. While exercise does burn calories, it increases levels of ghrelin, the hormone that promotes hunger. Without strict portion control and regular meal planning, you may feel the urge to eat more than normal.
Excess stress also contribute to exercise problems, as exercise is a form of physical stress in itself. It’s a good, constructive form of stress, but when it’s coupled with excess stress at work, home, or within your relationships, a person’s body can respond negatively to new exercise routines.
It’s important not to lose sight of your wellness goals no matter your level of fitness. With a guiding, helpful expert at your side, you can achieve your desired fitness level and commit to a health-positive lifestyle, but the first step must come from you. Rather than putting it off until next week and the next and the week after that, make an appointment with the team at Velo Sports Rehab to learn about your body’s limitations and strengths with a Functional Movement Assessment. We can provide expert insight into injury recovery, improving athletic performance, and correcting long-term misalignments or injuries. Contact us today for more information or to make an appointment.
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