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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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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

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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 […]

The relationship between height and CrossFit success

November 8, 2017

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“Oh, you’re gonna be good at this workout, since you’re short.” “Find something different to say other than I’m short. I heard enough of fucking that. Maybe ’cause I did ten years of olympic weightlifting.” Mat Fraser, 2x CrossFit Games champion How much does height matter when it comes to CrossFIt? We’ll look at this […]

Issues with ankle bracing and taping (how we created the high ankle sprain)

October 30, 2017

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The most common way an ankle is injured is this: We call that an inversion ankle sprain. By taping or bracing the ankle, or maybe by wearing higher topped shoes, we lessen the mobility of the ankle. We lessen the ability of the ankle to invert or evert. That is, to sprain. One way or another, […]

Can football players have HEALTHIER brains than everybody else???

October 23, 2017

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We’ve seen NFL players have less risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer…and they live longer than the general population. –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? (They also have less risk of domestic violence.) What we didn’t see there though was NFL players having healthier brains. Neurodegeneration is more likely to kill a former […]