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The Truth About Saturated Fat

This blog is excerpted from an article by Dr. David Seaman published in the Fall 2013 issue of the Virginia Voice, a publication of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association A recent article published in the British Medical Journal states: “Now two thirds of people admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction really [...]

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The Three Pillars to Resolve Your Muscle and Joint Pain

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by Dr. Matt Fontaine Pillar 1. Soft Tissue Manual Therapy -This includes Active Release Techniques, Instrument assisted soft tissue release, manipulative therapy.  “Hands On” manual therapy is a must. Pillar 2.  Manipulation -Joint manipulation to the spine and extremities is vital to ensure proper joint mobility and optimal function of the nervous system. Pillar 3.  Corrective [...]

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There is no such thing as cardio

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By Dr. Matt Fontaine For decades many people have been on the long slow ride to nowhere.  Long hours of running on the treadmill or outdoors, long sessions on elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, cycling outdoors.  For many, these “cardio” sessions are a staple of their exercise regimen.  Many people believe that doing “cardio” sessions is [...]

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Squatting to Relieve Low Back Pain

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By Dr. Matt Fontaine In countries where people spend a great deal of time squatting on their heels with their feet flat, there is a much lower incidence of low back pain and degenerative disc disease.  The squatting posture separates the interspinous space between vertebrae.  Patients with an increased curvature of the lower back (hyperlordosis) [...]

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Post Race Recovery

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by Dr. Matt Fontaine Post Race Recovery: I will discuss why you need to hit the Athlete Post Race food tent and chow down. You need to replenish those glycogen stores and the body needs protein to start recovery. Don’t forget the beer. Ice Baths Really Do Work It sucks big time, but getting into [...]

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Nutrition Needs During Training and Race Day Nutrition

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by Dr. Matt Fontaine There are several great articles out on the web on nutrition for race day. I will just say, train with the food you choose beforehand. Get to know if your body can handle gels, if so, how many before getting nausea. Can you safely eat a Cliff bar on the bike? [...]

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Learn How to Box Your Own Bike

by Dr. Matt Fontaine I decided to opt in to package my own bike. Thanks to a good friend who travels with his bike for races such as RAM I was in luck. He graciously lent me his bike case from TriAll3Sports. I was told the freight should be about $ 75 each way. When [...]

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Keeping Stats and Crunching the Numbers

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by Dr. Matt Fontaine   What should you track and why? Triathletes love to track stats, like WATTS to measure power output on the bike, Heart Rate (HR), what HR zone you are training at ( zone 1- zone 5), LT, VO2Max. These stats could rival those kept in a high level collegiate human physiology [...]

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Proper Nutrition During Training and Competition

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by Dr. Matt Fontaine This article will detail important supplements. The following is a short but essential list of supplements: magnesium glycinate, glutamine, a good B vitamin, essential fatty acids, vitamin B12. Why proper gut health and nutrition are critical in optimizing health and human performance. How to ensure you get plenty of plenty of [...]

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Recovery and Regeneration

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Get to Know Your Body The biggest single key to full Ironman and half IM distance racing is being able to get to the start line healthy enough to compete. That is to say, that mileage that you can save on the training side can often pay big dividends on race [...]