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Why It’s Imperative that Coaches Modify for Painful Athletes and How to Do It

I used to teach every year in Crossfit Ohare out in Chicago.  The gym owner and coaches are phenomenal and I had a blast every year going there.  I always wanted to make sure I was delivering

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How Exercise Heals Injury

I like to ask this question a lot when I teach seminars to coaches: How Do Injuries Heal? I actually get a pretty wide variety of responses.  Time, mobility, stopping what’s aggravating the

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What Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

So in our last post we talked about “why”, today’s post we’ll talk about “what”. Pain is a wonderful thing that our body’s produce to help us survive.  If

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Why Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

I’ve always felt that pain was some mysterious and nebulous concept that only healthcare providers have access to knowledge of.  This is a shame because pain is an enormously common issue that

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How Stress Causes Injury

Who doesn’t love an enormous amount of stress huh?  Too much going on at work, the dog pooped in the living room, 1 hour of traffic on a normal 15 minute commute, arguing about the dishes at

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How Prior Injury and Individual Difference Affect Risk of Injury

Unfortunately as human beings we tend to “collect” injuries as we age.  Of course we can rehabilitate back to full force but often times certain injuries tend to plague us and come back

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How Your Sporting Background and Training Age Affects Risk of Injury

Today’s article builds off of last week’s post about capacity.  As stated previously, our body’s ability to handle stress (capacity) can be built slowly over the course of time

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How to Hurt Yourself By Spiking Training Volume

So we’ve gone pretty far in depth recently about technique and how it may influence your risk of getting injured.  What else is really important when it comes to injury prevention?  Moderating

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How Common are Injuries in Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Crossfit and Recreational Fitness?

Injuries Happen No matter how smart you train, how good your technique is, how great the program is, sometimes things go awry.  Injuries and pain are really just a part of life.  Can we reduce the risk

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Mindset: A Key Component to Health and Rehab

I’m super excited about today’s post.  It was written by a good friend and mentor of mine, Aline Thompson.  Aline was one of the most influential therapists I’ve had the opportunity

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My Favorite Advanced Rehab Exercises

Hey guys, One challenge for many physical therapists is bridging the gap between basic rehabilitation and getting back to high level training.  The same goes for coaches and trainers.  How do we help

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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Pain?

So sleep is devastatingly important.  We all know this but unfortunately we don’t always value it.  I know atleast for me I tend to put my career in front of sleep frequently and am probably

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