Fitness Pain Free Episode 6: Special Guest Pat Byrnes – All About Achilles Tendinosis and Achilles Rupture Prevention and Treatment

Pat Byrnes Gettin after it

Today we have a very special guest, Crossfit Tribe head trainer Pat Byrnes.  Pat is a great crossfit athlete and coach.  He’s also a wounded warrior.  He suffered an achilles tendon rupture and lived to talk about it.  Today we have him on board to discuss achilles pathology.  We cover Achilles in nauseating detail with no stones unturned.  Topics Included:

  • Pat’s story, how he got injured and his personal reflections about the incident
  • Major causes of Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Who’s most at risk fir Achilles Tendon Rupture and how to prevent it
  • What the research says about Achilles rehabilitation
  • Eccentric exercise, what is it and how does it help with Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Easy to implement injury prevention strategies for crossfit athletes

For a written summary of the keypoints in this podcast you can click HERE:

To learn more about Pat and Crossfit tribe check out the website at  Pat posts the Tribe programming and you can find out all of his secrets right on the website.


Schepsis, A. A., Jones, H., & Haas, A. L. (2002). Achilles tendon disorders in athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(2), 287-305. Retrieved from

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