Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

3 Steps to Improving Mobility

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Never before has mobility been such a hot topic in the fitness industry. Since there is much more exposure to squats and deadlifts hip mobility has become a big one. Training for sports has also seen an increase in the need for mobile joints. Lately, golf has been on the forefront of a shift into […]

Training Aerobically without Long Distances

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One term that I do not like is “cardio.” Unfortunately, this is what most people believe they need. Cardio is classically a term used to describe long, slow distance running, biking, etc. American research was focused around cardiac training and its effect on heart disease for a number of years. The benefits are there: decreased […]

Strong Glutes Improve Running Performance

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There has long been a disconnect between runners and strength training.  Simply, runners would rather run than lift weights.  The reason being: they do not see the value of training for strength. Everyone has their different reasons but at the end of the day strength training is not prioritized.  The unfortunate side of this scenario […]

You Cannot Stretch Out a Muscle Strain

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People who train for sport or recreation get bumps and bruises on a daily basis. It is a natural side effect of being alive and pushing limits. I am always hearing of someone who “tweaked “X” muscle over the weekend.” The next step in the conversation is the one where I am put in a […]

Exercising with Nagging Pain

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Disclosure: I never work with anyone that is in acute, burning, stinging, sharp, etc. pain. The people that i work with and this post is intended for have either seen a medical professional or they have the dull, annoying, chronic pain. If you are unsure of the severity of your injury, get it checked out. […]

Hamstring Pulls: Why and How to Prevent them

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At work, we have been getting a lot of athletes back into training since summer is approaching. This is awesome because a lot of the kids are in college and it has been 9-10 months since we have seen a lot of them. The same goes for high school athletes that have played a spring […]

Why Do Runners Get Hurt?

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Running is an interesting topic in the field of fitness and health. You have those that hate running with a passion, those that love running 10 miles a day rain or shine, and everyone in between. It gets its popularity because it is easy. Put on a pair of shoes and go run. The ongoing […]

Being Smart about Pain and Tightness

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“No pain no gain” is one of the worst quotes associated with fitness. It creates a sense that anyone that isn’t working to their limits is wasting their time. This statement actually sets back most people from their goals. There is a time and place to absolutely work your butt and be smoked by a […]

5 Shoulder Modifications for Pain Free Pressing

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The shoulder is a very unique joint. There are no other joints in the body that really compare to it. The shoulder has the most total range of motion out of any joint in the body. It compares to the hip in structure, but it can move a lot more. Having a ton of range […]

Preventing Back Injury with the Golf Swing

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I am not a swing coach. This post is not intended to work on swing mechanics. What I do understand is the spine and how to protect it from injury. It does not hurt that I am a golfer and have the basic understanding of the swing. From general observations and incidence of back injury, […]