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Knee Pain

Distance Running – Is It Healthy?

(Note from MR: This week and next I’m going to rehash some of my most popular newsletters to-date.  If you aren’t already a subscriber, be sure to fill out the form on the right-hand side and get tons of free stuff!) A few days ago, I reviewed a NY Times article which espoused the benefits […]

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Knee Crepitus Q&A

Mike, I’m a 37-year-old male that has been active all my life, but for the last few years my knees have grinding/crepitus in them with certain movements like squatting. I’ve been to PT, which helped some, but I don’t think it ever fixed the root cause.  I don’t have much lateral tracking but I do […]

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Knee Stability After Knee Surgery

The other day, Bill and I were having a discussion at IFAST about training clients after knee surgery. If you read a lot of the research out there, it leads us to believe the following: 1 – If you’ve had an ACL tear, even with surgery and rehab, you could be at increased risk for […]

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Q&A: Partial knee meniscectomy

I had partial meniscectomy done recently (70% of anterior medial meniscus is gone due to bucket handle tear). Now I’m recovering fine, with no pains, swelling or clicking whatsoever, but I was told to avoid impact activities, and pretty much to stick to biking only. I don’t like “biking only” idea, since it would probably […]

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Avoiding Knee Pain in the Gym

After training clients and athletes of all shapes and sizes over the years, it’s no wonder why so many of them end up with knee pain. Many are left with the impression that they have genetically “bad knees.”  Others simply assume that they will no longer be able to do the extracurricular activities that they […]

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August 26th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.16 How Healthy is Running? A few days ago, I reviewed a NY Times article which espoused the benefits of running on joint health.  If you’d like to see my entire write-up, I’ve provided the blog link below: Running Blog The biggest issue I had was when the author stated that […]

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Running and Knee Health

An IFAST member recently passed along the following article from the NY times.  When you combine my affinity for anything knee related with the fact that it alludes to joint health benefits of exercise, I was immediately intrigued.  Here’s the article: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees? So you read the title and think, “Cool, […]

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Q&A: Knee pain

Mike, How much muscle can I gain in 12 weeks? (LOL, just kidding) To keep this short, years of motocross and bad knee genetics have left me with some pretty beat-up knees. Once the dislocation was so severe on left knee, I had to get it reworked via surgery. With that said, my question involves […]

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Q&A: Passive Knee Stability

Mike – I’ve torn my ACL; what are the repercussions if I don’t get it repaired? Thanks! When we talk about the role of the ACL, we have to discuss the difference between the active and passive stabilizers which surround your knee. Passive stabilizers don’t contract, yet restrict motion and keep your joint “tight.”  These […]

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Testimonial: Bulletproof Knees

Here’s a testimonial that I recently received.  Kane came to me a little over a month ago with some pretty debilitating knee pain, and, well, I think the testimonial speaks for itself.  Here goes: As a college basketball player I suffered through 4 years of knee pain, which never allowed me to preform at my […]

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Hip Dysfunction = Knee Pain

I can’t tell you how many times myself (or Bill) evaluates a client at IFAST with knee pain and there’s associated hip dysfunction. It may not be 100%, but it’s pretty damn close! Hip mobility is absolutely vital when it comes to knee AND low back health.  In fact, there’s research out there that correlates […]

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February 11th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.04 In This Issue: – Robertson Training Systems Updates – Bulletproof Your Knees: NBA Edition – Latest Articles Robertson Training Systems Updates MR Out from February 12th – March 1st I just wanted to let all my readers know that I’m going to be out of commission for the next couple […]

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18 Tips for Bulletproof Knees

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Having a bum knee sucks, so I decided to come up with a bulletproof plan to get your knees feeling healthy and working as well as humanly possible. Wait! Were you about to X out of this article already? Maybe go check and see if any new hotties have posted their […]

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