Recovery and Rehab Articles
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Speed Recovery Workout
What do you do the day after a power or speed training day? Since you want to give your body's CNS a rest because of the heavy stress from the day before we perform a Recovery (or Conditioning) day.
ACL Injuries in Females
Female athletes are more prone to anterior cruciate ligament injuries than males and are anywhere from 4 to 6 times more likely to tear their ACL.
Learn how to heal your injured hamstring with a close look at a sample rehab program and tips on how to prevent these injuries.
Need Speed? Don't Forget The Psoas!
Most coaches involved with training athletes for speed recognize the importance of training the posterior (extensor) chain. Triple extension at the ankle, knee and hip is one of the fundamental components in developing first step, straight ahead and explosive speed.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented soft tissue mobilization system invented by Dr. Michael Leahy. With relevance to ART, soft tissue includes fascia, connective tissue, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
Signs of Overtraining
Signs over-training, chronic stress, results in an excess of cortisol, which will cause higher baseline cortisol levels. This excess keeps the body with high insulin levels, which blocks fat metabolism, and sends fat into storage at the waist.
Prehab is Performance Enhancement Training
In today’s competitive environment of organized athletics, parents are continually seeking ways to improve their children’s performance. Additionally, I have more and more parents asking me about injury prevention training. Currently, the buzz words in the arena of sport specific training seem to be “performance enhancement” and “prehab.”
Hamstring injuries are a common injury affecting athletes of varying sports requiring straight ahead speed as well as those participating in athletic events requiring rapid acceleration and deceleration. Several mechanisms have been suggested as a means of determining the cause of these injuries including muscle imbalances, dysfunctions in motor control and postural alterations.
Beating ACL Injuries
Injuries to the lower extremity are common in sports requiring rapid acceleration and deceleration of the body. Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are one of the most common injuries to the lower extremity; many of them being of the non-contact variety.
5 Keys for Exceptional Coaching
How to be the driving force that turns an athlete into a champion. As a coach, you want to be on the cutting edge of your field. You strive to learn and integrate the newest technology in the field of speed, strength and conditioning into your program.
4 Steps to an Effective Warm-up Routine
Warm-up activities are a crucial part of any exercise regimen or sports training. The importance of a structured warm-up routine should not be underestimated when it comes to the prevention of sports injury.
The Essence of Athletic Development is Recovery
With the rapid growth and proliferation of select sports coupled with the increasing insistence from coaches to specialize at an early age, parents and athletes alike are looking to gain every edge they can.
Beating ACL Injuries Part II
ACL injuries are a common place in sports requiring rapid acceleration/deceleration movements. Several mechanisms for injury were proposed including poor neuromotor recruitment, previous ankle injuries and improper landing mechanics.
The Fantastic Four Stretches
A guideline to an important series of simple stretches that can do a great deal to aid in performance and injury reduction. There are obviously a myriad of stretches that can be executed dynamically or statically that help in the warming up or cooling down of an athletic population, some are sports specific and some are general.
Shoulder Strength and Stability for All Athletes
There is a great need for strength and stability in the shoulder joint in all sports. Shoulder injuries in athletics are far too common and are some of the most impacting injuries on performance. Some of the most common reasons for shoulder injuries are strength imbalances and overuse.
The intention of this article is to offer a practical approach to those in the Strength and Conditioning field for dealing with muscular imbalances around the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip joint. My experience is directly with NCAA Division I athletes, however I believe this approach can have positive affects at all levels and for all ages.