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07
2017

Kids & Lifting Weights

“Is it okay for young kids to be lifting weights? Won’t it stunt their growth or damage the growth plates?” The conventional thought for training moving kids less than 14 (or so) years of age is that you provide them with structured callisthenic type bodyweight exercises, variation...

15
07
2017

Invincible Star Power for Acute Pain

Most everyone knows what a star does for Super Mario Brothers characters (and their spin-offs). Touching the star provides a limited duration of invincibility. I’m certain that the programmer who originally thought of this concept back in the ’80s was inspired by a dose of prednisone. [P...

06
07
2017

Muscle Memory: Real or Bro-Science?

Everyone from medical experts to casual sports fans have heard the term muscle memory. It’s often brought up in the context of a trained athlete or fitness enthusiast having time off from physical activity due to an injury, scheduled rest, or off-season. Everyone understands that an athlete (o...

24
06
2017

Biggerstrongerfaster

Most of the athletes (and their parents) who I work with want to improve their physical attributes toward a certain sport or activity. The whole exercise and fitness thing is a bit overwhelming to some of them. “Where do we start in order to improve his speed?” To others, it’s over...

17
06
2017

Consider the Scapula!

Many people suffer with shoulder, upper back, and neck issues. They blame the arm, neck, or an assortment of tight muscles in their upper back. Very few of them consider the scapula. The scapula (shoulder blade) is definitely an “out of sight, out of mind” part of the body. But it’...