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How explosive is John Wall?

May 4, 2018

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If you follow the NBA, the last four years or so it’s hard to go long stretches without hearing something about John Wall’s athleticism. He’s gotten some awfully large praise, aimed primarily at his speed. Wall himself says he’s the fastest player in the NBA; his head coach wonders if he’s the fastest ever!   […]

How would NFL players do in CrossFit?

August 28, 2017

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CrossFit claims to their athletes are “The Fittest on Earth.” Yet I’ve repeatedly mentioned NFL players are, bar none, the best athletes in the world. For instance, with leaping ability, many would default to NBA players being the best. However, two years ago I showed that’s not the case. Looking at the top jumpers of […]

Meniscus wedge angles- a genetic component to knee injuries? (why some knees are only built for some sports)

September 14, 2015

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I’m cruising around the American Journal of Sports Medicine one day and I come across this paper: –Combined anatomic factors predicting risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury for males and females. Because the AJSM always requires you to pay to read their stuff, to the tune of $36 for this one article, I read the […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #8

August 26, 2015

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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: A hit to scar tissue theorists Different ways of handling information More […]

Looking more in depth at Darrelle Revis’ ACL comeback (why so many NFL players don’t make it back)

August 14, 2015

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In a recent profile of Darrelle Revis in Sports Illustrated, Revis mentioned the difficulty he had coming back from his reconstructive ACL surgery. He was injured in September 2012, and didn’t start running again until May 2013.  -> I don’t know what they mean by running here. Straight line, light running typically takes place within a few months post-op. […]

How many players in the NFL are on drugs?

October 13, 2014

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Five years ago I read an article from Lyle McDonald, What’s My Genetic Muscular Potential? It illustrated what realistic expectations, and limitations, are for body composition. It was one of those articles that sticks with you. “Of course, to the general public, an individual at a lean 180-190 pounds is still pretty enormous.  It’s just that compared to […]

You can’t have it both ways (some words on the current state of the NFL)

September 24, 2014

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When I played college football a teammate of mine had already suffered six or seven concussions. He was a month before turning 18 when I saw him suffer his 7th or 8th. (He couldn’t remember how many he’d had.) We were in the middle of training camp, exhausted, and this guy didn’t feel like taking […]