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March 5, 2018

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Get rid of biking hip pain and lower back pain

March 5, 2018


Why does biking hip pain happen? We will first cover the front of the hip.   Not all hips bend the same What we want to look at here is the ability to bend the hips. This is called hip flexion, where we bring the knee towards our chest. Similar to how some can do […]

An easier, quicker way to shorten running stride

February 28, 2018


There are various reasons someone might want to shorten their stride. Trying to land less on your heel and more on the mid-foot is a common one. Another lesser known benefit of lessening your stride: it can go with more activity from the ankle and foot. Notice the difference: On the left, the calves are quieter. The […]

Relationship between Michael Phelps depression and his training

January 29, 2018


In January 2018 Michael Phelps was in the news a fair amount, due to this: “I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life.” From this interview (one hour, thirty one minute mark). Bolding mine: “Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” said Phelps when asked to pinpoint […]

The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018


Boxing Cruise some Floyd Mayweather training videos: All you’ll see is mitts, bags, medicine balls, and concrete to run on. Despite the fact he’s been fighting people ten years younger than him -young guys who are more likely to try bells and whistles- he’s still undefeated. (While Conor hit him more than anybody thought, that […]

Better understanding recovery differences as we age

January 8, 2018


This study got some undeserved publicity in the fitness world: –Comparisons in the Recovery Response From Resistance Exercise Between Young and Middle-Aged Men The researchers looked at young males, average age 21 years, compared to middle age ones, average age 47 years, and found, in response to a high volume resistance exercise protocol, there was […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

The truth about recovery workouts

December 11, 2017


This was somewhat discussed in –Recovery modalities: What’s worthwhile? Along with some massage discussion. There we spent more time on massage; here we’ll spend more time on recovery workouts. Light lifting between harder lifts Jogging the day after an intense run Riding the bike the day after a demanding squat session Stretching / foam rolling […]