The Core Fitness Podcast

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Share This Article! "Resistance Training- An Underutilized Drug In Everyone's Medicine Cabinet"

I’m going to be honest with you. Every once in a while I come across an article that makes me jealous I didn’t write it. This is one such article. In my defense, I’m not a researcher, I’m more the scientist who likes to experiment on his hapless clients (cue diabolical laughter). Read More...

Cross Country Wrap Up 2017

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At our cross country conference meet this year, our women finished third and our men finished fifth. We had nine women and six(!) men. It is unheard of to have only six runners at a conference meet and finish in the top half, by the way.
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Single Leg Foot Strength


Plantar Fasciitis is a painful affliction, and it can be torturous to those who are active because every step is a reminder they have an injury. Unfortunately, those who suffer with foot pain often fixate on the foot itself,
and ignore the cause of the injury. Read More...

Sciencey Hip Pain


Hip pain can be a literal pain in the butt. Often times, hip pain is associated with back pain, arthritis, disease and trauma. Rarely is hip pain diagnosed as a movement impairment, however this diagnosis is becoming more common. Read More...

My 3 Favorite Shoe Companies and One I Kind of Hate

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I was introduced to
Vivobarefoot only a few years ago and I’ve already owned a dozen pairs. They are my favorite looking shoes, and they are both comfortable and easy on the feet. I used to suffer with plantar fasciitis but no more, thanks in large part to Vivobarefoot. Read More...

Split Squats and Creaky Knees


Knee pain can be caused by movement impairment. A movement impairment is similar to your car being out of alignment; even though you intend to drive in the middle of the road and hold the steering wheel steady, the car still pulls to the left or right. Walking, running, swimming, getting up out of chair, throwing a ball, swinging a racquet, etc. can all suffer movement impairments. Much like automobiles, our bodies need constant work, and our auto body shop is the gym and our tools are resistance training, core training, and stretching. Read More...

3 Things Never To Do with Back Pain

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Chances are you know someone who suffers with back pain. Back pain is is caused by too much sitting and inappropriate exercise; rarely is back pain a genetic disorder.
Back pain can manifest with different symptoms; herniations, degenerations, spondylosis, spondylosthesis, sciatica, tightness, tingliness, etc. These symptoms lead to a host of misdiagnoses and mismanagement that can prolong the healing process.
Below are three thoughts from more than 15 years of personal training clients with back pain.
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The Cardio Myth

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The metabolic system, cardiorespiratory health, and digestive tract benefit from cardiovascular exercise.
The type of cardiovascular exercise you do should be based on your sport (or exercise) history and personal preference. For example, if you were a college swimmer and have a torn rotator cuff, running or cycling might be a better choice than swimming (even though you may be more comfortable with swimming). Read More...

An Interview with Jill

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Jon: Let’s get started. Tell me about your experience with back pain.
Jill: When I was 14 I didn’t have a bedroom and I slept on a pull-out sofa in my parent’s living room (life in Jersey City). This was when I first experienced back pain.
When I was in my 30s and 40s I would be crippled with back pain for weeks at a time.
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3 Tips to Guarantee Exercise and Weight Loss Success

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Do you make excuses why you can’t get to the gym?
Do you have difficulty losing weight?
Core Fitness has been helping individuals
just like you accomplish their exercise and weight loss goals for ten years, and guarantees that if you follow these three simple steps, you will accomplish your goals! Read More...

3 Easy Neck Stretches

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There is nothing worse than a stiff neck. Having to move your entire body to turn your head is not only uncomfortable, but embarrassing! Stretching and adjusting the neck may help temporarily, but often times the discomfort returns. Fortunately for you, we have more than 40,000 hours helping people with chronic neck pain and neck stiffness find a permanent cure! Read More...

Track Split Pro

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Track Split Pro is a stopwatch that has been designed specifically for the track coach. Track Split Pro features large buttons so the coach does not have to look at the app while athletes are competing on the track. Track Split Pro also features a quick export button so that the splits can be quickly recorded or sent to the athletes.



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3 Secrets to Running Your Fastest 10K

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With more than 40,000 hours coaching we have developed a systematized approach to training for a 10k. These tips are just as important if you are an elite runner trying to get a shoe contract or a beginner training for your first 10k. Read More...

Do This One Stretch to Cure Back Pain

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Just kidding! There is no “one stretch” to alleviate back pain!
Sitting long periods of time and exercising
incorrectly causes back pain. An individual’s back pain can be decades in the making, and to think that a quick fix exists will only prolong the healing process.
At Core Fitness, we have more than 40,000 hours working with individuals with back pain, and we have developed a time tested solution for curing back pain. Provided below is an abbreviated version of that system.
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Easily Run Your Fastest 5k

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Millions of Americans compete in road races every year. Racing is alluring and addicting, and registering for a 5k may motivate someone to change their diet and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
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5 Exercise Tips from Drew Seaver

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1. Food is More Important Than Exercise
“I can’t tell you how often someone wants to hire me because they want to lose weight. I find it ironic because they are willing to spend a lot of money on personal training but quite often are unwilling to give up bread, pasta, and alcohol. With that being said, I have had clients decide after they hired me to make dietary changes. I guess what I am trying to say is either give up grains and alcohol or start exercising, but don’t do both at the same time.” Read More...

How To Effortlessly Get Rid of Shoulder Pain in Less than 30 Days

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Shoulder pain can be a daily struggle. Even slight changes in body position can cause discomfort. Working on the computer, getting dressed, and even sleeping can be very challenging. But fear not because we are here to help! We have hundreds of hours working on painful shoulders and will walk you through the necessary steps so you can return to your old self.
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Newsletter

4 Essential Exercises for Knee Pain

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A large percentage of Americans suffer with knee pain. Knee pain, unlike other types of pain (back pain, shoulder pain, etc.) largely afflicts those who are active (joggers, cyclists, etc.)
The first step in knee rehabilitation is rest from the activity that is the catalyst for the pain. What this means; if you are a jogger, then you should stop jogging until the pain subsides. If you are a cyclist, then you should stop cycling until the pain subsides. The flip side is continuing to exercise despite the pain which will eventually end in surgery, at which point rest will be mandatory anyway. Read More...

4 Secrets to Curing Low Back Pain Forever

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Back pain sufferers struggle everyday. Simple tasks such as getting up out of a chair and sleeping can be very challenging to those in pain. Read More...

The Book

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