A primer on body parts

The muscular system is responsible for the movement of the human body. Attached to the bones of the skeletal system are about 700 named muscles that make up roughly half of a person’s body weight. Each of these muscles is a discrete organ constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves. Muscle tissue is also found inside of the heart, digestive organs, and blood vessels. Many of our exercises refer to different muscles … Continue reading

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What happens if I am having a bad day?

We know that chronic pain can be unpredictable; some days you feel better than others. We recommend that you try to stick to you the workout on your plan even if you are having a “bad” day. We hope that through the power of movement, you can turn around your bad day. Give yourself a chance! If you are still struggling after 5-10 minutes, or you really just cannot get yourself moving, then skip the … Continue reading

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How do I set up my run training zones?

The workouts have metrics you can use to determine your effort. We use the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), heart rate, and running zones. You DO NOT need to use all of the different metrics. Pick the one that is the most comfortable for you! The Addaero Pace Calculator: Use Addaero’s zone and pace calculators on the Addaero Platform to determine your Heart Rate and paces for all of our zones. , log-in to … Continue reading

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Do I need a fitness tracker?

A fitness tracker is a wearable device or a computer application that records a person’s daily physical activity, together with other data relating to their fitness or health, such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, etc. There are lots of fitness trackers out there, such as Fitbit, Garmin, even your smart phone. Using a fitness tracker is not necessary for capturing the time spent on your workouts. However, it definitely is a more … Continue reading

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How hard should I go on the workouts?

Most of your training will have a level of RPE designated. Instructions for Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale While doing physical activity, we want you to follow your perception of exertion. This feeling should reflect how heavy and strenuous the exercise feels to you, combining all sensations and feelings of physical stress, effort, and fatigue. Do not concern yourself with any one factor such as leg pain or shortness of breath, but try … Continue reading

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