Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2015«

On the need for easy, slow, relaxed exercise

April 20, 2015


This is partially a continuance of my notes on the book Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement. The rest of my notes can be found here. This is part 5, but drifts away from the book a decent amount. While this post is about slow exercise, I also delve into injury rates in contemporary sports, where humans move as […]

Why you shouldn’t bother with a non-orthopedist testing your ACL

April 10, 2015


After I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, I fell on the ground and didn’t move for a few minutes. Eventually I walked off to the side of the field I was on, relaxed for maybe 30 minutes, then went to the bar with the guys I was playing flag football with. I didn’t feel great, but […]

Don’t assume your muscles need work (Kinetic Control Part 4)

April 8, 2015


Other parts for my notes on Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement can be found here. – I mentioned I have few hang ups with this book. I also mentioned one of the things I enjoyed about it was the lack of anatomy referenced. While this is true for most of the book, there are […]

Quick words on altitude training

April 1, 2015


I was recently reexamining altitude training for something I’ll write about in the future. Here are some of my notes. – This is a solid paper on altitude training: –Does altitude training increase exercise performance in elite athletes? David Epstein’s The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance goes into great detail on this topic […]