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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mastering The Perfect Crunch

  • By FusionAdmin
  • Published February 24, 2015
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Mastering The Perfect Crunch

3 Ways to Effectively Tighten Abs

The “crunch” seemed to have come into vogue sometime in the late 1980s, during the twilight of the Jane Fonda home workout craze and the dawn of group fitness classes. Not to be confused with a sit-up, the crunch is a smaller movement that targets the abdominal muscles without straining the upper body or calling upon the arms for momentum. No swinging or hoisting your body to a seated position in a crunch; just your head and shoulders lift and lower in variations on a theme. With summer, the bare-all season, four months away, let’s get to work. Continue reading…

3 Painless Ways to Avoid A Painful Knee Injury

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  • Published February 12, 2015
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Avoid A Painful Knee Injury

Drills Can Help Teen Athletes Prevent ACL Tears

I’ve been working with teen athletes since I opened Fusion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance nearly 15 years ago. What I love and admire about “my teens” is their ability to keep their breaks, tears and sprains in perspective. They understand that an injury usually means being sidelined or benched, but they also know that if they use that out-of-play time to heal, to do their reps, their drills, their “homework,” they will be back-to-play on the pitch, field, court or track stronger than they ever were. Continue reading…