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Phantom Limb Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Background There were an estimated 1.6 million people in the US living with limb loss in 2005. This number is projected to increase to 3.6 million by 2050. Of these patients, the incidence of phantom limb pain (PLP) is estimated to be 42.2 – 78.8% (Houghton, 1999). The phenomenon was

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So you want to run? Endurance Training for Strength Athletes, Part 1

Endurance training and strength sports- not two things that typically go together.  Most of the strongest people you know probably aren’t out there running marathons— and for good reason.  The training required to excel at either end of the spectrum is only part of the reason; there’s also the issue

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The Smart Person’s Guide to Fat Loss

Almost everyone wants to get leaner. Few know how to do it correctly. It’s easy to make dieting more complex than it really is. You get distracted by useless supplements, suboptimal workout programs, and misleading blogs. In this podcast, Mike Howard teaches you what really matters most when dieting. Not

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How to Help Clients Build the Confidence to Change

Some clients never give themselves a chance. As a personal trainer, this can be maddening. You’re doing your best to give your client simple, practical advice on diet and exercise, but they never seem to change. Even small tasks seem overwhelming to them. You know they have it in them,

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How to Stay in Great Shape While Traveling

My friend Denver Steyn has no trouble staying in incredible shape while traveling the world. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like traveling. But it’s not all fun. You may not be able to find a gym. You probably won’t be able to stick to your normal diet

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Is There Such Thing as a “Perfect Diet?”

People will never stop arguing over the best way to eat. There will be always people who religiously defend their ideal macronutrient ratios, food groups or nutrient timing strategies. You know most of those debates are silly. But you’re also not 100 percent sure how to eat. Some of these

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The Complete Guide to Cardio for Strength Athletes

If you’re trying to get bigger and stronger, someone has told you that cardio will make you small and weak. “It causes too much muscle damage, you’ll overtrain.” “It’s too catabolic.” “Cardio makes it impossible to get strong — ever see a marathon runner squat?” “It interferes with cellular signaling

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