We typically do it about 15,000-20,000 times per day – breathe. It’s the most dominant movement pattern for every human being, and it’s quite literally the foundation for movement and performance. A proper breath can be the difference between painful or normal movement, or athletic success and disappointment. The only place where fitness comes before
Our topic for today is overtraining. A phenomenon that even I, a strength athlete and physical therapist, have experienced firsthand. Overtraining is an umbrella term that describes a variety of potential symptoms. However, each are the result of doing too much and overtaxing the body. In my case, I had forearm splints. A quick aside
For those who do not know, compound exercises target multiple major muscle groups and require movement at multiple joints at the same time. Take the squat for example. This movement involves the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps as prime movers in addition to the work of the core for stabilization. Movement occurs at the ankle, knee,
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
1. Perform a proper warm up If you’re a player who doesn’t perform a proper warm-up you’re putting yourself at a serious disadvantage on the field. You won’t be as fast and explosive and you’re unnecessarily increasing your risk of an injury. Don’t just get to the field and start throwing as hard as possible.
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