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Understanding why your tibial slope can increase your odds of ACL injury

October 15, 2020

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When it comes to predisposition for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, we tend to focus on women. “They’re weaker, they have larger Q angles, is it something with their hormones?” We’ve found some truth in these hypotheses, though we’ve looked at the hormone factor and didn’t find anything. Men can only blame that on so […]

Boutique fitness is and isn’t working?

April 9, 2020

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First, the good news. From 2008 to 2018, 9% less people are sedentary 11% more people are meeting minimum aerobic physical activity guidelines 6% more people are meeting strength training guidelines CDC Exercise Rates That’s pretty damn impressive. It’s not like it’s the adoption rate of using iPhones, but if you’re a fitness professional who inevitably, regularly, feels like […]

Why can ACL surgery increase arthritis risk?

August 28, 2019

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Alright, so the title of this is a little misleading. After all, whether you get ACL surgery or not doesn’t impact your risk of arthritis. I wrote about this in depth in, –Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial? Here’s a more recent study backing that up, –Does Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Improve Functional and Radiographic […]

An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

60 seconds or less: Youth sports intensity

March 4, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. “What’s the right age to get serious about a sport?” High school. If the greatest players of all-time didn’t need to get serious before then, neither does anybody else. Alex Rodriguez: “Take us behind […]

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 […]