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Why is the U.S. so bad at soccer?

June 18, 2018

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I’m not sure I can give a satisfactory answer to this question, but I do know I can dispel the most commonly given reasons. This isn’t going to be a rigorous analysis. Just enough to get some points across.   “America doesn’t care about soccer. Nobody plays it here.” 1.5 million kids played organized youth […]

Should you take ibuprofen for an injury?

June 15, 2018

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Toxicology is definitely not something I know much about. I had no idea how deep of a topic this was before I started researching it. So keep in mind I could be misinterpretating some things, but I’m going to try and give as clear of a picture as I can so you can avoid the […]

Should you ice an injury?

June 8, 2018

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I’ve never quite understood the rationale, or obession we seem to have, behind icing an injury. From what I hear the theory is reduce inflammation and swelling, which will then help the injury heal faster. However, if the body is generating all this inflammation and swelling immediately after an injury, maybe it is a necessity? […]

Was Chris Paul’s hamstring injury avoidable?

May 30, 2018

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“Bad luck.” That’s how the Rockets experience against the Warriors has been summed up. Namely because of Chris Paul’s hamstring strain in game five. Let’s look at the injury, So that’s not like he stepped on a guy’s foot, had someone fall on him or slipped. There’s no “shit happens” kind of play there. Furthermore, […]

Suffering from chronic ankle sprains? Don’t forget to look at this factor

May 14, 2018

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When most sprain their ankle, it happens in what’s called an inversion sprain. Also known as a lateral ankle sprain, In someone with chronic ankle sprains it’s common to, Tie the shoes tighter Wear higher topped shoes Try an ankle brace Play with ankle taping (if available) The above tends to happen in that order. […]

Lebron James strength is his weakness (Don’t avoid Lebron. Go at him.)

May 11, 2018

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Lebron has been having a phenomenal playoffs. As always gets talked about with him, he’s been doing this despite playing more minutes than everybody else. This is a great article with some insight how he does it, –The genius way Lebron has been sneaking in his rest The short version is Lebron has become better […]

How explosive is John Wall?

May 4, 2018

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If you follow the NBA, the last four years or so it’s hard to go long stretches without hearing something about John Wall’s athleticism. He’s gotten some awfully large praise, aimed primarily at his speed. Wall himself says he’s the fastest player in the NBA; his head coach wonders if he’s the fastest ever!   […]

Why did Kyrie Irving have two more knee surgeries?

April 20, 2018

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One of the most popular articles I’ve written is, –On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more) Someone commented about a broken kneecap, which reminded me of Kyrie Irving. Irving broke his patella a few years back, in a very unfortunate situation, –How freaky was Kyrie Irving’s knee injury? Irving is […]