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Welcome to the June 2018 Newsletter from Specialized Physical Therapy.    Hello summer time! Is it just us or did we skip spring time here in Nebraska and go straight from winter to summer? We certainly aren’t complaining as we have many fun and exciting things quickly approaching. With sunshine finally upon us, and as the temperature continues to rise, so do activity levels. Don’t get us wrong, we love our job, but some of our staff’s favorite things to do this time...
Posted on 2018-06-07
The second to last question in Morgan’s blog series addresses training intensity while targeting different race distances in the sport of triathlon. Next month, we will wrap up our Q & A series. Be sure to check out the previous blogs listed on our website. Thank you for reading! Q: When working on running speed and distance, do you start at the pace you want to run the full distance at, do you increase your speed as you reach certain distances like 5k, 10k, etc., or do you reach your...
Posted on 2018-05-09
Did you know that your smart phone could be rapidly aging your spine?  Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the subway. And while it’s great that we rarely need to venture beyond our pockets for entertainme...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Here our Q & A series continues with Morgan. This question focuses on resistance training, a hot topic during the off season. Q: How about applying deadlifts and squats into your plan - i.e., rep and weight schemes? A: Into my personal plan my coach and I structure 2-3 days of strength training each week. We focus on full body, approximately 30-40 minute sessions. This season we have solely focused on strength and power. Triathletes get ample muscle endurance training with the repetitive n...
Posted on 2018-03-19
Here we kick off blog number 4 with a swim question about pacing at the start of a triathlon: Q: Is it best to go all out 100% effort at the swim start, even if it involves inadvertently swimming into/over folks, or should we be a bit more cautious and start at a slower pace, maybe over at the side of the big group, where you feel like you can avoid most contact with other swimmers? A: Great question! I feel it really depends on the swimmer’s ability and comfort level. If you’re ...
Posted on 2018-01-12
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