Crossfit is always a contentious topic in the training world. The purpose here is not to take yet another shot at Crossfit, but instead to use one recent study (Hak 2013) as a centerpiece for a broader discussion on risk management. Unfortunately, many sensible discussions get derailed when the discussion terms are poorly defined. Whether something is “good,” “b...Read more
Swiftwick socks helped me run faster than Bernard Lagat….
Yeah, its true! I recently had the honor to compete in the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes against the likes of Track and Field Olympic medalists Bernard Lagat and Nick Willis. And in the second round my run time was faster than Bernard’s time.
For those unfamiliar with Speedgolf, your Spe...Read more
One of the old adages in running is to rotate through different pairs of shoes for injury prevention. In other words, have at least two pairs of shoes you can alternate daily. For some this is natural, with training shoes, racing flats, cross country spikes, performance training shoes, and even barefoot drills part of the normal weekly rotation. But for others who train in only a...Read more
In previous posts we have highlighted the evidence on connections between psychosocial stress and injury. (Does Psychosocial Stress Elevate Musculoskeletal Injury Risk?) This connection is especially poignant during the holidays with “off field” stressors mounting and many athletes ending the fall season. “I was training great until my taper” is a common refrain...Read more
(Note: This piece was originally shared on Strengthcoach.com in March)
A couple years ago I had the opportunity to hear JC Cole of USA Skiing speak at a conference. One of the lasting points he left was to always give the “next level coach” the best product (athlete) to work with. As coaches often wrapped in our own worlds it's a necessary reminder to understand our...Read more
This afternoon we had the pleasure of Skyping into a the Tucson Therapy, Training, and Treatment Think Tank meeting organized by Dr. Kevin Fay, DPT at Proactive Physical Therapy. With feature presentations by Dr. Jonathan Tait on nutrition and John Woolf, PT on pain science, it was a great opportunity to stay in the loop with some very sharp minds in our former home base. Below are a f...Read more
Hard to believe it has been nearly three months since we attended the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Course A in Las Vegas, hosted by our friend and mentor Dr. Susan Wenberg. In the previous eleven months, both Katherine and I had attended the Sport I and Sport II but were excited to add the A course to our learning experiences. (See Notes from DNS Sport I and Notes from DNS Spor...Read more