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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 we

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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 coaches

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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 to Put Together a Mobility Program for Athletes

If you work with athletes that are trying to improve their exercise technique for olympic weightlifting, squatting or overhead lifting, chances are you’ll have to employ some mobility strategies

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Evidence Based Guide to Eccentrics for Mobility

My 3 favorite interventions for improving mobility are stretching, foam rolling and eccentrics.  Stretching and foam rolling are both well known and utilized far and wide to gain mobility excellence everywhere. 

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How a Lack of Strength Causes Compensation During Squats and Olympic Lifts

I’ve written a lot in the past about mobility issues and how a lack of mobility can cause compensations at another joint.  A good example is a lack of ankle dorsiflexion causing some increased lumbar

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Another Reason Why the Knees Come in During Heavy Squats

In the last article we spoke about the first reason why I believe the knees come in during heavy squats.  I believe this is because the prime movers in the bottom of the squat (adductor magnus) is trying

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Is It Bad to Round the Lower Back During a Deadlift?

So there is a recent trend in the physical therapy world that, “there are no bad movements, only poorly prepared positions.” The idea is that there is no such thing as “bad” technique

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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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