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EastTennessee Physical Therapy News
FROM THE DESK OF
DANNY D. SMITH
We pride ourselves on providing quality services to our community and patients. We accomplish this by utilizing state of the art equipment. Our AlterG® Anti- Gravity Treadmill uses NASA technology to unweight the individual to allow pain-free mobility and quicker recovery. We use this marchine frequently with the general population, as well as athletes treated in the clinic. Some diagnoses that have benefited from the use of the AlterG® are:
Surgical Rehabilitation: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction, Ankle Replacement
D on ’ t B e a F itness F ool A void T hese W orkout M istakes
April Fools’ Day is a fun holiday to mess with friends and family, but it also serves as an important reminder about the dangers of deceit. When it comes to fitness, there are a lot of fads and opinions out there, and it can be difficult to parse fact from fiction. If you don’t want to be a fitness fool this season, follow these five simple tips.
DON’T OVERWHELM YOURSELF
The AlterG® is a safe and effective tool that has helped many of our patients and could potentially help you too. If you are interested in learning more about this equipment, please feel free to call us.
A lot of beginners have unrealistic goals. Right off the bat they’ll aim to gain 20 pounds of muscle, lose 15 pounds of fat, cut every carb from their diet, or complete sunrise workouts six times a week. But trying to tackle a mammoth goal right away is more likely to lead to failure. You’ll quickly run out of time, willpower, and energy. Instead, break your goal into smaller steps that are easier to achieve. If you’re trying to build muscle, then start with using more free weights at the gym or increasing your protein intake each day. Then build up to bigger things.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
How will you know you’re improving if you don’t measure your growth? After every workout, write down everything you did, including minutes of cardio performed, weights used, and reps completed. Take a notebook to the gym or keep track on your phone. Also, remember to take photos of your body and measure things like
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