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5 Easy Tricks to Try When Athletes Have Painful Pinchy Hips in the Bottom of a Squat

“Tight Hip Flexors” It starts with a little tightness in the front of the hip during deep squats.  At first it’s more of a nuisance.  You just stretch out your hip flexors really well

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4 Easy Ways to Modify Bench Press and Overhead Press in Athletes With Shoulder Pain

I’ve been dealing with shoulder pain off and on since I was 17 years old.  It all started when I fell head first with my arms overhead after a failed pole-vault attempt.  That ended in a torn labrum. 

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A Super Simple Way to Modify Squats, Lunges and Step ups When People Have Knee Pain

Knee pain can really put a damper on training.  Knee pain is commonly cited as one of the 3 most common forms of injuries with recreational fitness enthusiasts.  It’s also very common in weightlifting,

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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 my best

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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 area. 

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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 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 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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