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A Simple Stretch to Ease Low Back Pain

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Athletes – and runners in particular — are particularly susceptible to low back pain. Herndon Triathlon Lawyer Doug Landau came across an easy exercise that helps to reset the body after the repetitive stresses it endures in training, running, or even just sitting for long periods of time.  It is called the Double-Leg Pelvic Tilt. 

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Kickoffs and Returns under scrutiny by the NFL

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The National Football League is looking into kickoff modifications in order to help ‘deal with injury numbers’ according to news reports this week. Indicating that it was a matter of safety, along with possible suspensions for player who make illegal hits, the NFL is recommending that kickoffs be moved from the 30- to the 35-yard

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Player Size Increases NFL Health Risks

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When I followed professional football as a teenager in the 1970s, only Bubba Smith weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, “super sized” linemen are commonplace. Can you imagine a 300 pound person falling on top of you ? How about 2 or 3 ?!!? What about the health effects on these gigantic players, making sudden

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New Years Day Fun at Reston Town Center

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In a new addition to the New Years Day racing lineup in Northern Virginia, our friends at Potomac River Running (“PRR”) have come up with a New Year’s Day 5k in Reston. The 5k started on Market Street at the Reston Town Center at the very civilized hour of 10 a.m. One of the advantages

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Sportfit FREE Triathlon Bicycle seminar today !

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Sportfit FREE Triathlon Bicycle seminar today ! As part of the 2010 SportFit TRIATHLON CLINIC SERIES Doug & Beth Baumgarten will once again hold a free clinic at the Worldgate Sport & Health Club in Herndon, Virginia. If you are a first time (or novice) triathlete or an experienced multipart competitor, SPORTFIT LAB is a

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Tapering is hard to do

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Reston Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is often asked, “How are you able to train consistently and push yourself so hard so as to compete in State, Regional and National competitions ?” The harder task for the sports injury and disability lawyer is “tapering” before a major biking, running and/or swimming race. “Tapering” means reducing

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Hammer down cross fit with Todd Katz – it's hard core !

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Recently my bride and I were invited to try out our friend Todd Katz’s “Hammer down cross fit” training program at his home. As an athlete who likes interval training sessions and respects the incredible results of English mile champion Sebastian Coe, who mixed calisthenics with explosive movements and continuous movement, I was keen to

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Ashburn Injury Lawyer Landau gets Active Release Technique at Nations Triathlon

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“Active Release Technique” or “ART” is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Doug Landau has had ART treatment before and after races and found it to be beneficial, especially with regard to iliotibial band (“IT Band”) pain and hamstring

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Rehab to Racing open water swims; a new, safe swimming alternative for Northern Virginia Triathletes and long distance swimmers

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Rehab to Racing (“R2R”) announces OPEN WATER SWIMMING AT MILLBROOK QUARRY Beginning Sunday May 17, 2009, 2:30-4:30PM Supervised open water swim opportunity for Northern Virginia Triathletes and long distance swimmers. Learn techniques to help you in open water triathlons and swimming races. These sessions can really give you a “leg up” on your competition and

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Triathlon fatalities primarily in the swim portion of the race

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TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau is asked, “Why do the majority of Triathlon fatalities occur during the swim portion of the race, when competitors are still fresh, and are not at risk for overheating or orthopedic injury ?” Statistically, almost all the fatalities reported in multi-sport events in the United States have been from the often frantic,

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