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Medication as cause of chronic pain; antibiotics and exercise (some words on side effects)

June 30, 2014

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It’s no secret America is becoming more and more a pill popping nation. I recently had a good laugh about this when talking with a remote client from Hungary and voicing my recommendations about ibuprofen. He replied, “Oh no, that’s ok. Unlike Americans we can take a little pain here and there without resorting to pills.” […]

My second visit to Washington University in St. Louis

June 16, 2014

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I recently visited the Washington University in St. Louis for the second time. The first time, close to two years ago, was for help coming off my ACL reconstruction. (There is always something to be said for having someone’s else’s eyes. They will see things you can’t.) This time was to attend one of their Movement System Impairment courses. The […]

Why is Lebron the only one cramping?

June 6, 2014

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Let’s get right to it. There’s no evidence cramping is caused by dehydration or electrolyte depletion. The Runner’s Body, a book I very much recommend, covers this well. That said, at the time the book was written, 2009, the hydration and electrolyte theories weren’t quite disproven. In 2010, Matt Fitzgerald, gave a small update to the […]

Some notes on The Sports Gene

June 4, 2014

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Due to the mass media’s coverage of this book -which was often poor; I’ll get to that- I held off on reading this. I was expecting too much a denouncement of hard work and […]