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Stay on Your Feet

Center of Disease Control (CDC) has reported concerning statistics regarding unconventional injury among adults 65 and older in 2012-2013. Of all unconventional injuries, 55% were due to falls, which is... More »


Peripheral Heart Action Training

Peripheral heart action training is a form of exercise programming that can be very effective and efficient for those who perform it. Peripheral heart action training involves alternating the muscle groups... More »


Dizziness/Vertigo and Weight Loss

Achieving, and maintaining, weight loss is a significant challenge. The journey can become much harder when movement is difficult due to stiffness or even pain. Most people have experienced achy muscles... More »


How Body Fat Percentage Can Trick You

One of the most commonly used measures in fitness is body fat percentage. Men and women alike look at this number as the 'all powerful indicator of health,' and often, put too much stock into this single... More »


Staying on Your Feet

Center of Disease Control (CDC) has reported concerning statistics regarding unconventional injury among adults 65 and older in 2012-2013. Of all unconventional injuries, 55% were due to falls, which is... More »


Active Recovery

Previously in our blog series, we learned the significance of rest between workout days to avoid burnout. However looking on a micro-scale, it is important to understand optimization of rest periods during... More »


Know Your Zones

Ever started a weight loss program, kept up the same routine for a long time, but notice the results dwindling? More often times than not, it can be difficult to achieve consistent results due to poor... More »


It's all in the hips: Clamshells

Clamshells or clams, as some call them, are one of the most common exercises prescribed by a physical therapist. The exercise targets specific muscles of the hip that tend to be weak in a large patient... More »


Struggling With Weight Loss? Set Point Theory

Do you ever feel like you keep struggling to lose the same 4 or 5 pounds? Maybe your problem is plateauing at a certain weight that you can never get past? Have you lost some weight before and found yourself... More »


Overload

Time and time again we read, or even hear from our peers, “you have to do more, to lose more”. In other words, if you’re not making your exercise harder (i.e. increasing weight with resistance... More »


Understanding Your Knee Pain

During the course of my time treating patients at Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss, I have encountered several who have been given the diagnosis of osteoarthritis, most commonly in the knees.  Depending... More »


Wrist vs. Chest Strap for Heart Rate Monitoring

Wearable technology has become not only a way to track steps, caloric expenditure  throughout the day, but now a fashion statement as well. Apple watches, Fitbits, Polar and Garmin watches all offer... More »


Slow or Fast?

Rate of repetition is typically one of the first questions you receive working as any sort of exercise technician.  When performing a rep of an exercise for the first time, I often get “Is this... More »


Resistance Training and Weight Loss

It has been suggested approximately 21% of the adult population participates in some sort of resistance training at least 2 days a week (Chevan, 2008). While the popularity of strength training has increased... More »


Understanding Hypertension

Most people are generally aware that hypertension is a dangerous condition and is considered to be the “silent killer.” Many can even tell you “high blood pressure makes the heart work... More »


Seven Exercise Tips to Reach Your Goals

Seven Exercise Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals Creating an exercise routine and sticking with it can be difficult. At Revolution we help you achieve your goals by implementing these strategies: 1... More »


Tips for Snow Shoveling

Winter season is in full swing! Midwesterners know that inclement weather can be just around the corner and with the snow and ice comes an increase in weather related injuries. A recent study by researchers... More »


Protein Ingestion Before and After Exercise

When is the right time to eat a food source that is packed with protein? Is it before your exercise session or after? Our bodies use several energy sources during an exercise bout that allows for our bodies... More »


Which Fitness Tracker Should I Use?

The fitness industry is constantly changing, but one thing that has remained valuable is knowing your Heart Rate (HR). The human body is constantly utilizing energy in the form of calories to fuel the... More »


Can Too Much TV Kill You?

Every cigarette smoker has heard the phrase, “How can you do that to your body, that stuff will kill you”, and the person saying that is probably right. But what if someone said the same phrase... More »


Progress is a Process

  Results. Every one wants them, and everyone wants them FAST. Time and time again I tell my patients to not get caught up with the rate of change, but rather, focus on the changes themselves... More »


12 days of Training and Nutrition Holiday Packages

12 Days of Training and Nutrition Holiday Packages Forget the wool sweater and long underwear--ask for the gift of health this holiday season! Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss wants you to start... More »


Hitting it Hard

It is common knowledge that fitness facilities across America see an incredible influx of new clients in January and February, but by March, where is everyone? People stop exercising for two main reasons: (1)... More »


Training Through Injury

At some point in life, an acute injury is imminent; if you are cleared for exercise, mindful resistance and cardiovascular training will bring a host of benefits. Injured or not, we sometimes forget that... More »


How Body Fat Percentage Can Trick You

One of the most commonly used measures in fitness is body fat percentage. Men and women alike look at this number as the 'all powerful indicator of health,' and often, put too much stock into this single... More »


The Real Secret to Success in Fitness

I recently came across an article that reminded me to keep perspective on how to succeed in becoming healthier and more physically fit (Finn). In today’s world, there are hundreds of programs that... More »


Fuel Utilization for the Exercising Muscle

As Krista stated a few weeks back, we're constantly using the food we eat (fats and carbohydrates) as fuel, both during exercise and at rest. Understanding how our body uses that fuel can make a huge impact... More »


How "EPOC" Contributes to Weight Loss Long After the Exercise Session is Over

EPOC is an acronym that stands for excess post exercise-oxygen consumption. What this really stands for is the amount of calories that are expended after an exercise session is over. The consensus from... More »


The use of 220-Age to Create Heart Rate Zones and the Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Just about anyone who has been on a treadmill, elliptical, or used a heart rate monitor has seen the chart that tells you to take 220 and subtract your age to get your maximum heart rate. This gives you... More »


Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

One of the new buzz phrases in the medical community is “metabolic syndrome."  Metabolic syndrome stands for an individual having a combination of 3 or more of the following: Waist circumference... More »


Is Resistance Training the Key to Weight Loss?

When most people think about starting a weight loss program, they immediately think about cardio machines. Visions of endless stretches on the treadmill and elliptical machine often either: scare people... More »


Benfits of Exercise in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

It's amazing what a little exercise can do. If you're a type 2 diabetic, the effects of a single session of aerobic exercise on insulin action vary with duration, intensity, and subsequent diet; a single... More »


Aerobic Exercise - Minimum 30 Minutes

To promote and maintain health, all healthy adults aged 18–65 years need moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 min on five days each week or vigorous-intensity aerobic... More »