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What to Drink While Intermittent Fasting: Top 10 List

Intermittent fasting has been exploding in popularity over the past several years, and there are many new people beginning to experiment with intermittent fasting. So for those who are unaware about the rules of intermittent fasting, it basically consists of a window of time where you are restricting yourself from consuming calories, “fasting”.  Technically, intermittent fasting should be called time …

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Will Diet Soda Break My Fast?

Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity over the past few years, and many people are jumping on the intermittent fasting train. For those of you who are familiar with intermittent fasting, you understand the importance of monitoring what you drink while fasting to ensure you do not “break” your fast. For those of you who are new to intermittent fasting, …

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Should I Do Intermittent Fasting Every Day?

Intermittent fasting has become extremely popular over the past few years, yet there is still little guidance available for those interested in trying out intermittent fasting. Let me begin by saying intermittent fasting is not a diet, but rather a way of eating. That way of eating or (intermittent fasting) should actually be termed “timed restricted eating.” Timed restricted eating …

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Why Is My Deadlift Getting Weaker?

I don’t know how many times I’ve had people ask me why their deadlift seemed to be getting weaker. People will be deadlifting for months, even years, making significant gains with new PR’s (personal records), and then BAM you can no longer hit the weight you were hitting just a week ago. What happened? How can you automatically become weaker …

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Why Does My Chest Hurt When I Sneeze?

Experiencing pain while sneezing is quite common, yet there is very little information available for those facing this issue. I am going to discuss the main reasons why you are experiencing pain in your chest while sneezing/coughing. Having pain in your chest while sneezing is extremely frustrating because you feel helpless, and don’t know what you can do to stop …

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Why Does My Ankle Hurt During Calf Raises?

People often find themselves doing tons of calf raises to bring up their lacking calf muscles, but overtime this can take a toll on the ankle joint/muscles. The ankle joint is underrated in my opinion, and it receives way less attention compared to other joints like your knee or shoulder. People often wear knee braces or massage/stretch their shoulders, but …

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Why Does My Shoulder Pop When I Bench Press?

I wanted to discuss this common compliant I hear from people at the gym all the time. People often ask me why their shoulder pops/cracks while bench pressing or overhead pressing. Although it may not be associated with pain, it can be quite frustrating and may have an impact on how much force you can generate on the bench press. …

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Why Does My Knee “Catch” When I Walk?

I was at the gym the other day, and I had a friend approach me (because he knows I’m a physical therapist), and he asked “why does my knee feel like it is catching when I walk?” I went on to explain the possible causes and what steps he should take about fixing it.  This seems to be a common …

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Why Does My Back Crack When I Breathe In?

This was a question I was constantly asking myself several years ago. While attending college for my bachelor’s degree I was noticing my back would ALWAYS crack when I breathed in. Although it did not hurt, it was rather annoying and worrisome. It continued for over a year before I decided to find the reason behind it. I asked my …