Stop Blowing Yourself Off!

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DATE › April 17, 2017
CATEGORIES › Accountability, Blog, Fat Loss
You wake up Monday morning with your whole day planned out. Your meals are prepped and you grab what you need before heading out the door. You look at your schedule for the day and plan on hitting the gym after your late afternoon meeting. Then, the late afternoon is here and your meeting runs much later than you had planned. It might be too late to hit the gym and you plan to head on home. You feel a little guilty but it’s not like you blew off your co-workers or a serious meeting or anything, right?   This

What Paying Taxes Can Teach Us About Fat Loss

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DATE › April 17, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Fat Loss
Taxes are due tomorrow, and you should know that the American tax system is by and large the most painful, inefficient, and confusing way to pay taxes in the industrialized world. Most everybody hates Tax Day in America, because paying taxes is time-consuming (and costs you money, if you pay a tax professional to help you). In Estonia, Japan, the UK, Spain, Denmark, and in many other countries, by comparison, paying taxes is a breeze, and might take as little as 3 minutes. If you lived in those countries, you might not even see a tax return, as the government

Yes, You Should Ice That Ankle Sprain!

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DATE › April 11, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog
You may have read somewhere on the internet that you shouldn't apply ice to an acute injury like an ankle sprain for fear of slowing down the natural healing processes and prolonging the duration of the injury. While the body is wise, it is also very careful. Your immune system is like an army designed to protect you from undesired invaders like viruses and bacteria that can make your sick. It is also responsible for the inflammatory response associated with a cut to your skin or acute injuries like an ankle sprain. The initial response to potential harm is to send a

Things You Should Know About Hip Pain due to Hip Impingement and Your X-ray Findings

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DATE › March 5, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Physical Therapy
Does this seem familiar? Perhaps you're one of the many who've experienced the onset of hip pain for some unknown reason.  It didn't start with an injury that you can remember. It started with some mild, occasional generalized aching in your groin area, but now it occurs more frequently. You may get pain in the crease of your hip when you sit in the car or at your desk.  You notice the groin pain when you squat or sit on the toilet. The pain may even radiate down the inside your thigh. Maybe you've asked Google what it is.  Google says it's

Push It Real Good: Push-Up Video Collection

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DATE › February 13, 2017
CATEGORIES › Coaching, Semi-Private Training
Need something to *PUSH* your week off to a great start? Maybe one of Mike Robertson's videos on push-ups will do the trick! MAKE THE ARROW ON PUSH-UPS "One of the most common questions I get when performing push-ups is, 'Where should my elbows be?' This simple trick helps you do them right every time!" - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP TO SINGLE-ARM SUPPORT "Here's an exercise that builds core and trunk stability, as well as reaching strength." - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP  "Check out this regression on the standard push-up from the floor." - Mike Robertson    Have any

5 Quick Facts: What Indy Mini-Marathon Runners need to know about running shoes, marathon training, and running injuries

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DATE › January 29, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Physical Therapy
Your foot mechanics are like fingerprints.  Your foot mechanics are unique to you. (Stacoff 2007) No matter what type of running shoes your wear, your foot mechanics will not change. (Stacoff 2007, Dicharry 2009) Footwear tends to alter the firing pattern (sequence) of muscle activity in your legs and posture from the ground up into your body. (Nigg 1987, Ogon 2001) Fatigue alters the firing pattern of the muscles in your legs as you train.  Running injuries like knee pain, patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome, and tibial stress syndrome or shin splints are linked to abnormal firing patterns of the

Is there really IT Band Friction Syndrome in Runners?

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DATE › January 23, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Physical Therapy
As I write this we are approaching the 100-day point before the running of one of the largest mini-marathons here in Indianapolis.  Thousands of runners are training and making their preparations to run 13.1 miles including as stretch around the famous Indianapolis 500 track. They’re also getting injured.  It’s a drawback of the inspiration and excitement of setting a goal and working toward it.  Many runners just aren’t prepared to make such drastic changes in their physical workload to tolerate such training.  Some tolerate it and finish the race.  Some don’t because of injury. One of the most common diagnoses

Welcome Jason Neal!

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DATE › December 6, 2016
CATEGORIES › Classes, Coaching, Gym News
Hello IFAST community! My name Jason Neal and I have recently been hired as a Strength Coach/Office Administrator. I have been visiting this site and reading this blog since I was a freshman in college so it’s surreal to be writing something for it. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a talented and experienced team. I began weight training when I was about 14 and my Uncle Joe wrote me my first training program.  I loved the weight room in high school and the confidence it gave me on the ball diamond. I have always