Episode #134: How “Active Release Technique” Can Help Your Body Feel Better.

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Does Active Release Technique, aka, “ART” actually work?

In this February 23, 2011 free audio episode: Active Release Technique, nitroglycerin for injuries, low volume weight training, does it matter if you burn fat or carbohydrate during workout?, Reynaud's syndrome, epsom salts, weight training soreness, asthma remedies, is sugar-free gum healthy?, lap band surgery

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Featured Topic: How “Active Release Technique” Can Help Your Body Feel Better.

In this week's interview, I speak with Dr. Kevin Christie, who is a chiropractic physician and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who specializes in sports medicine and fitness. Dr. Christie is also certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique, which are the leading soft-tissue diagnostic and treatment protocols that deal with over-use strain that plagues today’s society. During our discussion, Kevin answers the following questions:

What is ART?

What type of conditions is it useful for?

How quickly can someone experience success with ART?

Are there things ART shouldn’t be used for?

Can you walk us through a typical ART treatment?

Can anybody do ART, or should people be looking for someone with a certification?

Kevin's website is at http://www.healthfitchiro.com

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Becky H asks: Ever heard of using a nitroglycerin patch for healing injuries? I have a friend with a nagging achilles injury that just got back from a sports therapy clinic. They are using nitro patches on the inflammed site, then will be doing concentric stretches/strengthening of the area, all to hopefully get more blood into the site to promote healing. Have you heard of this? What would be potential side effects? Do you think it would be effective for just this type of injury, or might it potentially be useful for other injury site (namely ITBS on the knee).

Mike Schrankel asks: What do you think of Low Volume/High Intensity weight training? One apparently reputable website (http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/LowVolumeTraining.html) goes to great lengths explaining that performing extra sets beyond one light warm-up and one heavy set of 8-12 reps yields only 0-5% more muscle growth. But most pros, including yourself recommend 3-5 sets. I've checked out your “Get Fit in 30 minutes or Less” (12/5/10) post, in which you recommend 5 sets. I like the short time commitment, but I'd like to do a wider variety of exercises with less sets if I can get decent results (i.e., more lean muscle, not “big and brawny”)

Lorna asks: why does it matter whether I burn fat or glycogen during my workout? I thought that if I am in deficit at the end of the day – fat will be used for energy – giving me a body fat loss. Whether I burn glycogen or fat – a deficit will mean fat stores reducing when it all balances out- will it not?

Laurel asks: I have two questions.  1-Are there homeopathic or home remedies for Raynauds phenomena? 2- You tout magnesium, what do you think of epsom salts as a source?

In my response to Laurel, I recommend the Future Health Now Encyclopedia (pictured right) and the Magnesium Flakes from Ancient Minerals.

Jeff has a call-in question about soreness when getting started with weight training.

In my response to Jeff, I recommend he listens to the first 5 episodes of the Get-Fit Guy's Quick & Dirty Tips Podcast

Ralph Sanabria asks: Ben, I have a hard time running (more breathing). I've been told that I have athletic induced asthma. I've been told this because i have a hard time breathing during. and it sounds like wheezing. Is there anything that i can do to help with this?

In my response to Ralph, I recommend oil of oregano.

Cat asks: Do you know of any potentially harmful effects of chewing sugar-free gum? I am a student and find that chewing gum helps me to stay focused while I work, but it seems like I've developed sort of an addiction to it. Are there properties in sugarfree gum that could make it addictive and harmful to health?

In my response to Cat, I mention “Spry” gum.

Ryan asks: I recently read this article http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2011/02/california-deaths-after-lap-band-surgery-lead-to-lawsuits.html  about complications that are occurring with lap band surgeries. My sister is considering a lap band surgery and this article really concerns me! I thought you might find it interesting and would like your thoughts on this.

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