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Baseball season is coming to an end. For those that feel there were missed opportunities to succeed this season; the key may have been missing out on untapped potential power. The youth athlete seems to focus on general strength building in the wrong manner. When lifting weights and strengh training, one thing not focused enough on is the ability to create rotational power.  During most athletic movements, motion is occuring in multiple planes. These anatomic planes of movement are the tra...
Posted on 2018-09-28
Ankle sprains are a very common injury, yet avoidable, affecting both sedentary individuals and athletes. Ankle sprains tend to affect the lateral (outer) ligaments most, due to the mechanism of injury often tends to be an inward rolling of the ankle. Many individuals under-estimate the importance of the appropriate rehab for lateral ankle sprains, but acute ankle sprains that aren’t dealt with properly are the major risk factor for re-injury and developing chronic ankle instability. In a...
Posted on 2018-07-23
As an avid basketball player, ankle sprains have always been a common injury. Many people wonder if the ankle height of their shoe could play a role in preventing ankle sprains. I personally believed early on that higher cut shoes have a protective effect on ankle sprains. But I still continued to sprain my ankle! This led me to research whether there have been any studies that support this popular belief. Long and behold there was a study by Barret et al. (1993)[1] that compared the prevalence...
Posted on 2018-05-18
Writen by Brent Andrews BPE, A.T.,C The Foot: A good analogy is the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak the house will eventually start to collapse. Likewise if your feet are weak your body will collapse. Proper foot function provides support for the body above, keeping it strong. On the other hand, if the foot collapses then the body above is inadequately supported. In biomechanical terms, collapsing of the foot is called over-pronation. Pronation is a necessary motion of the foot...
Posted on 2017-12-14
Why is mobility important for CrossFit? Injury prevention Performance enhancement Injuries can happen for many reasons, but some common causes that relate to mobility is limited mobility in one joint causing another joint to compensate (for example lack of thoracic spine extension causing increased strain on the shoulders), or body limitations causing improper technique (for example increased forward lean of the torso in a squat due to tight ankles). Poor mobility can also cause performa...
Posted on 2017-10-20

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