Train Cool to Get Strong without Sweating

This article applies to anyone interested in getting stronger efficiently, but is written as the third article in a series on resistance training for EDS and POTS/Dysautonomia because avoiding overheating is of particular importance to this group. It is not medical advice and is presented for informational purposes only. Consult with your medical provider before … Read more

The Joint-Strengthening Signal

In my first article about EDS and hypermobility, I explained that an important step to managing joint laxity is with improved dynamic stability from our neuromuscular system. We want our brain to be able to protect our joints actively, and slow strength training trains it to do this job better. But is slow, safe resistance … Read more

Continuous Tension Training For EDS

How lifting & lowering weights slowly may improve motor control & neuromuscular function. Tension x Time = Fatigue In other articles, I’ve discussed how the best way to strength train for health is by focusing on fatigue, instead of weights or reps. When we keep the focus on muscular fatigue, studies show that even short … Read more

Heart-Strengthening for POTS

This is the second article in a series on resistance training for EDS and POTS. It is not medical advice and is presented for informational purposes only. Consult with your medical provider before adopting any exercise program. Foreword: Clarifications and Updates Albert Einstein said that things should be made as simple as possible, but no … Read more

Building Stability & Strength with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

This is the first article in a series on making exercise safer and more sustainable for individuals living with hypermobility conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos (EDS). It is not intended to be a comprehensive resource about EDS, nor its treatment. It feels good to stretch. Can’t I just keep doing that? “How do I know that … Read more