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Posts filed under: Exercising with Health Challenges

Strength Training for Injury Prevention

Strength Training for Injury Prevention If we look at what is strength training we can see how it has been a part of sports conditioning for many years. It is a key fact for its effects on speed, strength, and... Read More

Diet Myths Debunked

Diet Myths Debunked Eating wheat free, skipping meat and avoiding dairy are not necessarily good for you. Below are 5 “diets” that I have investigated. Is your so called smart diet actually a problem? Before you take another bite, see... Read More

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth It is safe to say everyone is looking for that fountain of youth. As we age, the aches and pains increase due to all the wear and tear our bodies have endured throughout many years of... Read More

Proving Age Is But A Number

Proving Age Is But A Number What is holding you back from taking some time out of your day to train? Do you think you can’t work around injury or do you think you can’t because of your age? Dean... Read More

Snow Shoveling

Snow Shoveling One of the main reasons people workout here at Vertex is to prevent injury. This time of year, though, we see an uptick in injuries, specifically back injuries. The culprit: SNOW Shoveling! Here area few tips for less stressful shoveling:... Read More

Fitness and Joint Replacement

My Fitness and Joint Replacement Journey This post was written by a Vertex Fitness client who needed joint replacement. You can read more about joint health and fitness on our blog. It’s been over a year since I started at... Read More

R.I.C.E. isn’t nice

Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation – R.I.C.E. At some point in time it happens to all of us. We get hurt. We could sprain an ankle, strain a hamstring, or tweak our back. It usually happens when we are doing... Read More


Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips either forward or backward on an adjacent vertebra. There are three types of spondylolisthesis:congenital spondylolisthesis (means your were born with it), isthmic spondylolisthesis (overuse-think football lineman and gymnasts), and degenerative... Read More

Diabetes and Strength Training

Diabetes and Strength Training There are two types of Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (sometimes called Juvenile Diabetes) is characterized by the bodies inability to produce insulin. Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset) is characterized by the body either not producing enough... Read More

Tight IT Bands?

Tight IT Band? While it is more commonly known as “runner’s knee,” IT band friction syndrome does not spare cyclists. Symptoms include pain on the outside of the knee, tenderness and sometimes swelling. IT pain is typically associated with prolonged,... Read More