About Sarah Schultz

Sarah is a Licensed Athletic Trainer at Sports, Spine and Work Center. She provides Athletic Training services at Campbellsport High School and provides Industrial Services to the community through WorkSTEPS testing, the Work Hardening Program and doing ergonomic evaluations. She is an avid cyclist and barefoot runner. Sarah’s other interests include dynamic stretching, core strengthening, rehabilitation, muscle recovery techniques, and sports nutrition.
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Eight reasons women should lift weights

Many women fear “getting big” from lifting weights and just stick with cardio.   However, women do not have the testosterone levels that males do, making it virtually impossible to put on huge quantities of muscle.  Large increases in muscle mass are due to: Lifting heavy weights with minimal repetitions (for example, bench press 100# 3 [...]

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Creatine: Before or After Workout

Are you wanting to increase your lean body mass or increase your strength for an upcoming sport season?  According a to recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.jissn.com/content/10/1/36 ), using creatine after a workout has a greater effect on strength and lean body mass in bodybuilders who used creatine [...]

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Incentive-based weight loss

Do you have weight to lose but aren’t really motivated to do it? Would you like to go on vacation, get some new clothes or win money? All of this is possible if you keep your eyes on the prize. According to an article featured in Bicycling Magazine (January/February 2014), people often choose immediate gratification [...]

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March is National Athletic Training Month

By Alicia Belant, LAT By definition, athletic trainers are allied healthcare professionals that collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers to optimize the physical activity and participation of patients across all age groups. Athletic trainers specialize in musculoskeletal injuries and have extensive training in prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency medical issues, as well as [...]

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Ice vs. Heat

There seems to be a lot of confusion lately about whether to ice or heat an injury. Years ago, medical professionals often recommended to apply ice for 24 hours and then to start using heat for the following 48 hours. There are many instances where this is no longer the case, and quite frankly, bad [...]

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Cold versus warm fluids when exercising

I have heard several arguments for drinking cold or warm fluids while exercising. Many people believe that drinking cold water makes your body work harder to cool off the fluid. According to the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, cyclists who drank cold fluids finished a time trial in 90 degree heat two [...]

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Indoor Cycling – Banish the Boredom!

How many of you haven’t done any form of exercise since it started getting cold out? Is your bike sitting in the garage with flat tires? You know there is something you can do about that? Get a trainer and start riding inside! I frequently hear from my cycling friends that the “trainer is sooooooo [...]

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Staying Safe Outside

Is working out inside as boring as watching paint dry for you? There is no reason you cannot continue to exercise outside as the weather cools off and we lose daylight. Two keys to outdoor exercise in the winter are being visible to oncoming motorists, whether running or cycling, and your own personal comfort. Gear [...]

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Quick Tips to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Symptoms at Work

I recently read a newsletter (Ergopoints E-newsletter) on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and thought it would be good to share. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain, weakness, tingling and/or numbness of the thumb, index and middle fingers that occurs when the median nerve gets compressed at the wrist. Repetitive movements and prolonged awkward postures may produce or [...]

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What can I do to strenghthen my glutes?

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Women’s Health May 2013), “The glutes (or butt muscles) are one of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee (patellar tendonitis).  Researchers found that in people with knee pain, the glutes didn’t fire properly while running or walking up and down stairs, which [...]

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