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Why American football’s strength and conditioning doesn’t, and shouldn’t, resemble other sports

October 22, 2018

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Every year it’s somebody in football. A few years back it was a bullying phenomenon in the NFL. Oregon’s strength and conditioning program was thrust into the spotlight last offseason due to multiple players being hospitalized. This past offseason Maryland has been scrutinized. Some get outraged, going so far as to say football is holding back […]

How big of an issue are head injuries in soccer?

July 30, 2018

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Some background to start Let’s use American football players as our starting point, since this topic more often revolves around them. I’ve previously written, –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? One blurb to catch us up, “The standardized mortality ratio, SMR, is the rate compared to the general U.S. population. At 1.80, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018

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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 […]

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 […]