Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Weak Hamstrings Cause Problems

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Hamstring strength is one of the most important qualities that we are looking for in an athlete. Most of our kids have hamstrings that are significantly weaker than their quads. In most sports, the quads get all the work and the hamstrings are just there for the ride. Being able to close the gap on […]

The Top Exercises for Strong Hamstrings

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Athletes must have strong hamstrings. Weak hamstrings can create strains, pulls, knee issues, and poor performance. A lot of sports are quad dominant. They really only develop the front of the leg. This causes the strength ratio to be tipped towards the quads and not the hamstrings. The hamstrings do require some extra attention when […]

When to Train for Speed and Strength after Injury

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Serious injuries are becoming all too common with young athletes. Injuries, sometimes requiring surgeries, are more prevalent and most parents and athletes are ignoring the significance of them. It is rare when a young athlete is put on the right path to return to sport. Ideally, it would look like the example below. Specialty doctor […]

7 Reasons Athletes Get Injured

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This past week we have welcomed back a field hockey organization that we have been working with for 4-5 years now. It is a great opportunity for both sides for us to do their preseason strength and speed training. Since a lot of the girls have been through our program multiple times now, they are […]

Returning to Sport after an Ankle Sprain

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Ankle sprains have to be one of the most common injuries for young athletes. It seems like every other week someone has sprained an ankle or is rocking a brand new brace. This kind of injury is especially annoying for the athlete because everything is affected at the foot. Walking, running, and jumping are all […]

Can we Prevent Common Soccer Injuries?

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The high school soccer season is pretty much over for most teams that didn’t make it deep into the playoffs. What I am quickly learning is that soccer literally never ends and most of these athletes have already started practicing with the next team. The unfortunate part is that a lot of athletes get hurt […]

Effective Oblique Exercises

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Training the abs is always a weird topic. As the fitness industry makes progress, is also gets stuck in its archaic ways. I’m not really sure how this oxymoron happens but it is why I am here. I always want to provide the best information for the people that take the time to read what […]

Setting the Back for Deadlifting

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Deadlifts are the best exercise ever. Debatable, but it’s my blog so whatever. I think that everyone should deadlift in some capacity regardless of what their goal is. The only exception is those that cannot tolerate loading to the spine. There are tons of variations and there is one for everyone. The hardest and sometimes […]

How to Determine Appropriate Shoulder Pressing

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Overhead or shoulder pressing is a movement that has been thrown into the spotlight. With the rejuvenation of Olympic lifting more people are performing push presses, jerks, and other overhead exercises that ever. Standard shoulder press variations are always going to be in favor with the general fitness crowd since shoulder tend to still get […]

Injury Prevention for the Ankle and Knee

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Today’s athletes have pretty much become full time in one sport, while moonlighting in another. The thought used to be that there were 3 different sport seasons and 1 would be played each season. That idea is long gone and dismantled. Soccer players play in the fall and spring, with indoor in the winter and […]