By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 9, 2010 12:38 PM
Cycling is primarily an endurance sport with the major energy contribution coming from aerobic energy production. Resistance training, or weight lifting, is primarily an anaerobic activity characterized by short bursts of high intensity work. At first glance it would appear that these two activities are at the opposite ends of the fitness spectrum. In fact, Chris Carmichael, personal coach to Lance... Read full post
By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 9, 2010 12:21 PM
If I don’t race or compete, why do I need to be evaluated on my bike?
You don’t need to be a competitive cyclist to be evaluated for your bike fit. Cycling is a very repetitive activity-you don’t want to hurt yourself doing it. Make sure you positioned correctly on your bike so you don’t risk being sidelined by an injury.
Maybe you have had problems in the past; getting your position... Read full post
By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 5, 2010 1:54 AM
Custom Orthotics for your feet
In our last article, we discussed the problem of sore feet, sore heels, and plantar fasciitis. This month’s topic will deal with the use and need for custom made foot orthotics and their role in treating foot and heel pain.
A custom orthotic is specifically designed foot bed that goes into your shoe to replace the insole or liner the shoe came with originally... Read full post
Fix That Stiff Shoulder – Body Mechanics
By Andy Kerk, PT, OCS, CFMT, ATC originally posted on September 9, 2010 8:26 AM
Adhesive Capsulitis, or Frozen Shoulder (sometimes called “Locked Shoulder”) is a painful condition that limits your ability to move your arm comfortably. It can occur after a fall or fracture of the shoulder, after surgery, or commonly can just develop due to unkown cause. It is often associated with tightness and/or disc problems in the neck. It is... Read full post