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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 night

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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 if

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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. How

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How to Spike Training Volume and Get Injured in the Process

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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9 Critical Principles for a Successful Off-season Program (Part 3)

We’re up to part 3 in our series.  If you missed the previous parts you can find them below: Part 1 click HERE Part 2 click HERE Now onto the finale… 7: Go Strict Now don’t get me

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9 Critical Principles for a Successful and Injury Free Off-season (Part 1)

1: Take Some Time Off After a grueling open season it’s natural to want to be excited about getting back into training hardcore. You’ve been able to test your mettle in the open, you’ve

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 5 – How Posture and Breathing Effects Shoulder Impingement

I can’t believe we’re already up to 5 parts on this topic!  In case you missed it. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 Part 4 Do you guys remember upper crossed syndrome from Part 3?  For

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 4 – The Thoracic Spine and Ribcage’s Role in Impingement

So far we’ve gotten pretty deep on the concept of shoulder impingement but it’s time to delve a little deeper.  Next in the line-up we’ll talk about the thoracic spine and ribcage.  If

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 3 – The Shoulder Blade’s Role in Impingement

Updated November 2017 Understanding what is happening inside of the shoulder joint is a very important part of understanding impingement.  If you haven’t checked out part 1 and part 2 I’d

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Shoulder Impingement: Part 1 – What It Is and Why It’s Important

Updated October 2017 I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of my professors Mark Butler, a physical therapist I have a lot of respect for.  I asked him what he thought was the most common

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The Largest Factor that Leads to Injury that No One Addresses

Injury is something that we all face from time to time when training hard.  I’d argue that having some pain is inevitable if you’ve been training long enough.  A lot of factors contribute

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