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The truth about recovery workouts

December 11, 2017

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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 […]

What daily factors increase the risk of lower back pain in young athletes?

December 8, 2017

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Our reference, –Evaluation of factors associated with severe and frequent back pain in high school athletes We looked at a bunch of potential factors. Which ones correlated to having highly intense and frequent back pain in athletes 14-20 years old? When we say a bunch of potential factors, we mean a bunch. Association (χ2) and […]

How and why height impacts strength

November 20, 2017

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At 6’4″, I’m tall. I started lifting weights with other guys at 13 years old. When you’re tall, it takes about 8 seconds to realize long limbs don’t help you standout in the weight room. As a tall person, rummage through the exercise science world a bit and you invariably run into, As a reminder, […]

Examining past NBA players complaints that “all this new music sucks”

November 15, 2017

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The NBA is an anomaly in the sports world. It’s the only major sport where past players routinely criticize current players, in terms of the ability of current players to play in the past. Old NFL players from 20-30 years ago don’t consistently show up on television saying “If those guys played back when we […]