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Make Sure to Catch Those Z’s

January 9, 2015

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Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez, CSCS. Your workout routine is systematically written out and scientifically planned down to the smallest detail. You are always on time and never miss a workout. Your nutrition is so on point it’s not even funny. Your macronutrient breakdown is a perfect 48.26% carbohydrate, 22.44% protein, and 29.3% fat. […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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Free-Play, Kids, and Injury Prevention: Stop Early Sport Specialization

April 23, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS – http://www.sethoberst.com/ What is the definition of a good athlete? Is it the pitcher who throws a great curveball? Or the elite 100m sprinter? How about the 3-point artist on the basketball team? How about the individual that does all of them well and easily picks up […]

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The Very Real Dangers of Pushing Kids Too Hard

March 12, 2014

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Contributed by expert Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS I came across this article earlier this week and thought that it was a pertinent article. I think that one of the main points, especially from a physical therapists point of view is the following, “In a national survey, it was shown that “nine out of 10 […]

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Always Focus on the Fundamentals.

February 19, 2014

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Contributed by expert Dr. Jon Herting Whether you are an athlete, coach or medical professional it is important to remember that the fundamentals should be the foundation of everything that you do. Personally as a rehab professional I often need to keep myself in check in order to focus on the fundamentals as I seek […]

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What is a movement screen and how can it help identify my risk for injury?

January 8, 2014

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Movement screens in fitness and rehab have been a hot topic and are at the center of many a debate in recent years. There are even several different protocols and philosophies that rehab and fitness professionals subscribe to when using movements analysis to assess their clients risk of injury. A professional may use video analysis, […]

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Is your athlete hypermobile?

December 4, 2013

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Contributed by expert, Dr. Jon Herting. Can your athlete do any of the following things? Hyperextend their elbows  > 10° on either side Hyperextend their knees > 10° on either side Flex their thumbs to contact their forearm on either side Extend their pinky to a > 90° angle to the rest of the hand […]

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE WHEN TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES

November 4, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/)   Far too often, I see coaches and trainers treating young athletes like older and more mature athletes. It has been talked about a lot recently that being too overbearing and “pushy” with young athletes leads to drop out! I […]

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3 Factors That Affect How Well You Will Do With Physical Therapy: Education, Consistency, and Compliance

October 22, 2013

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Contributed by expert: Shaun Logan, PT, DPT Some of the biggest, actually probably the biggest, predictor of success or failure with physical therapy is consistency, compliance, and education or understanding. Compliance is a huge issue that tends to be frequently overlooked.  I would bet that the majority of the general population does not actually have […]

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How to find the right sports medicine professional for return to sport.

September 18, 2013

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HF/S If you are reading this blog you may already know that not all rehab professionals, physicians or strength coaches are created equal and this begins with the life experiences and education that each of us have been subjected to. As sport medicine professionals we all have […]

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