wellness

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Always Injured? Here’s Why

I see people in my practice all the time who tell me they’re always getting injured and feel trapped in a revolving door of injury after injury after injury. They usually feel hopeless that they’ll ever break free of this vicious cycle. Understandably, this is an immensely frustrating experience. It is often helpful to know […]

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Workout recovery

Workout Recovery Optimization

When designing a training program, how much emphasis do you place on the workout parameters (load, frequency, reps, sets, volume, etc.) vs. your recovery between workouts? You may have heard that recovery is important, but you’re not quite sure how important or what that even means. In truth, recovery after a workout is just as

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What is pain

What is Pain, Really?

Everyone has some concept of what pain is, but beneath the surface-level experience lies a complex process that we still don’t fully understand. Under normal conditions in healthy individuals, pain serves an important purpose. Sometimes, however, this system can go awry, leading to the development of long-term debilitating pain that is challenging to overcome. Whether

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Mobility for Runners

Running is a complex movement involving coordinated action at many joints throughout the body. In addition to strength, endurance, and motor control; runners must have the prerequisite mobility. While the average person may not be able to identify the specific nuances of faulty running mechanics, most can tell when someone has especially good running form.

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Relaxation techniques

The Autonomic Nervous System

Maybe you’ve heard of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) before, maybe not. Either way, this subsection of your nervous system is playing an integral part in your everyday life. The autonomic nervous system is a part of your peripheral nervous system that controls a wide range of involuntary physiologic processes. These are things that we

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Knee Stability

Squat Form Deconstructed Part 4 – Knee Stability

Now that you’re an expert on how knee mobility affects squat form (you did read this already, right?), let’s dig into stability at the knee joint. Since the muscles that cross the knee joint primarily exert force in only one plane of motion (the sagittal plane), the side-to-side (a.k.a. medial/lateral) stability must come from the

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Smarter Performance Training – The SAID Principle

SAID stands for Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands and essentially states that the human body responds to the stresses placed upon it. In practice, this means that your training should aim to replicate your specific goal activity as closely as reasonably possible. The more closely your training matches your sport, the greater chance your progress

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