Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that
Be it shin splints, patella-femoral syndrome, IT band syndrome, or hip tendonitis, most running injuries share a common mechanical breakdown. Most of us can recognize it in ourselves, particularly as we get tired. The hips begin to droop to one side and the knee collapses inward. In the PT world, we call this a “valgus
So often I see runners make mistakes that athletes in other sports easily avoid. One of the most common ones is implementing variability into their training – or lack thereof! It’s fairly common knowledge that we shouldn’t go to the gym and spend all week just lifting for the arms; you’d break down, not give
“Core training” and “ab training” are often used interchangeably to describe exercises that target the midsection of the body. However, it is a misconception to think that core training is the same thing as abdominal training. In this post, I’ll explain the differences between the two. Let’s start with an anatomy lesson. The abdomen, better
Whatever you may be preparing for – whether it’s a competition, big game, recital, marathon, or anything else along those lines – it’s no secret that the training is extensive. With any athletic feat, you have to train your muscles and tissues to perform in the ways you want them to. Inevitably, this can lead
As the start of a new school year approaches, we are seeing an increasing number of basketball athletes enrolling in our performance training programs to prepare for the upcoming season. We thought it would be a good time to share how we approach training these athletes and what considerations we take when designing their programs.
What exactly is Sports Performance Training? The easiest way to explain sports performance training is: training to increase an athletes effective range. An athletes effective range is the amount of area around an athlete that he or she can control. If you think about a young athlete (like a 4-7 year-old), they can barely control