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CANCER – Managing Your Mastectomy

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:50pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
CANCER – Managing Your Mastectomy

As Featured in Endurance Magazine- August 2017 As a sports physical therapist, I don’t see breast cancer survivors often for the sole reason of complications resulting for their surgery. A handful of cases a year come into our clinic, mostly swimmers and cyclists, and we treat them to help them return to sport as soon…

The Mobile Male

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 8:52pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
The Mobile Male

Featured in Endurance Magazine- June 2017 When describing their exercise regimen most men would include strength and several cardiovascular exercises, which is correct. However, there is one big piece that men usually overlook, mobility. Why men seem to push mobility to the back burner is a mystery. Is it because activities such as yoga and…

Key Stretches for Cyclists

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 1:51pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Key Stretches for Cyclists

Featured in Endurance Magazine- May 2017 Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau. From 2000 to 2013, bicycle commuting rates in bicycle friendly communities increased 105%. In addition, indoor cycling classes are one of the top group exercises in North America and around the world. More…

Two Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Glutes

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 1:32pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Two Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Glutes

Featured in Endurance Magazine-April 2017 With the warm weather approaching, most avid runners are likely starting to up the mileage to prepare for summer races or simply to enjoy the sunshine. With increased mileage can come increased risk of injury, especially when done too quickly. Some of the most common overuse injuries in runners include…

Two Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Glutes

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 2:39pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment

Featured in Endurance Magazine – April 2017 By Norah Cetin With the warm weather approaching, most avid runners are likely starting to up the mileage to prepare for summer races or simply to enjoy the sunshine. With increased mileage can come increased risk of injury, especially when done too quickly. Some of the most common…

Train for a Reason and a Purpose

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 2:26pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment

Featured in Endurance Magazine – March 2017 As the New Year wanes and spring starts creeping in with hints of warmer weather ahead, many of us hit the outdoors for the beautiful period when it’s not too hot to get out and do what we love to do. For some of us, that often means…

TRX – Dive Bomber Push Up

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 7:03pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
TRX – Dive Bomber Push Up

Featured in Endurance Magazine- February 2017 Several of my advancing shoulder rehab clients originally hurt themselves participating in precarious gymnastic ring-based exercises injuring their rotator cuff or long-head biceps tendon. They ultimately want to return to some of these high-intensity bodyweight exercises with one of the more challenging being a handstand push-up. In our progression…

Kettlebell Land Mine

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 4:28pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Kettlebell Land Mine

Featured in Endurance Magazine- January 2017 This movement requires an additional strap and kettle bell to complete the exercise. This is a modification of the popular “land mine” exercise and is one of my favorites for the abdominals in a functional closed kinetic chain standing position. Start in a standing position facing away from the…

TRX Tip: Core Series

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 4:01pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
TRX Tip: Core Series

Featured in Endurance Magazine- December 2016 Other than some ultra endurance runners and cyclocross racers, most athletes have entered the first stages of indoor-based training. Some experiment with resistance and cross training at this time to make some strength gains and help balance out some physiological differences amongst sides. Most of us realize the importance…

Resting My Weary Knees

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 8:59pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Resting My Weary Knees

Featured in Endurance Magazine- November 2016 This time of year several of my clients wrap up their year with a fall event and then enter down time in their training. For some, that means a few weeks off around Thanksgiving or December; for others it means trying their hand at a more rigorous and directed…

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