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A Basic Guide to Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up feeling unrested in the morning? Have you experienced morning headaches, or been told that you snore at night? Do you feel …

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A Basic Guide to Blood Pressure: Part II

In part I we discussed the role of blood pressure in health and how to measure it. Having a high resting blood pressure over long …

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A Basic Guide to Blood Pressure: Part I

Blood pressure is a key indicator of your health. This is why it is checked at every visit with a healthcare professional. Understanding this measurement …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol, Part III: Myths & Misconceptions

A Basic Guide to Cholesterol, Part 3: Myths & Misconceptions In part 1 of this article series we discussed the basics of cholesterol and blood …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol: Part II

In part 1 we discussed the basics of cholesterol and why we should care about it. We also described a simplified approach to blood tests …

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A Basic Guide to Cholesterol: Part I

Cholesterol is a substance that plays many essential roles in the body. It is involved in things like the structure of our cells, brain and …

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A Basic Guide to Osteoporosis

A doctor has just diagnosed you or a family member with osteoporosis. What does this mean, and what should you do about it? In this …

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Collagen Protein and Tendinopathy

Collagen is a protein found in many tissues in animals and humans, ultimately making up about 30% of the entire body’s protein content. Di Lullo …

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Strength & Cancer-related Mortality: Is it enough to exercise, or do you actually need to get strong?

Cancer is among the leading causes of disease and death in the U.S. and contributes to a substantial burden of disease in the world [CDC, …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen and Performance: Part IV

In the final part of this series we will look at how altering exercise programming based on the menstrual cycle actually affects strength in athletes. …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen, and Performance: Part III

In the third installment of this series, we’ll review the data on how the menstrual cycle affects training and sports performance. If you’re new to …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen and Performance: Part II

Discussing the biological plausibility that the menstrual cycle affects physical performance requires an understanding of the menstrual cycle’s physiology, exercise’s effect on that physiology, and …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen and Performance: Part I

The increase in women’s involvement in sports has increased interest in the influences of women’s unique physiology on athletic performance. The effect of the menstrual …

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The Hip Part V: Osteoarthritis, Joint Replacements, and Conclusions

Today we’ll be wrapping up our hip pain series with the familiar topic of osteoarthritis, and summarize some practical take-home points at the end (see …

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Training With Hip Pain Part IV: Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

In our last article we discussed how to manage muscle injuries of the hamstrings, groin (adductors), hip flexors, and quadriceps. Today we’ll move on to …

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Training With Hip Pain Part III

In the first two installments of this article series  we discussed the science of hip pain and management strategies. In this article, we’ll discuss the …

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Training With Hip Pain Part II

In the first article of this series we provided an introduction to the hip, discussing anatomy as well as ideas about “normal” versus “abnormal” findings …

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Training With Hip Pain Part I

Pain in the front, side, or back of the hip are common complaints within the lifting community. A combination of factors are typically involved when …

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