I’ll admit that the arched-back bench press looks strange. Kind of like a back injury waiting to happen. However, when done correctly, it’s safe and is the preferred technique used for powerlifting. Why? Because the arched position shortens the range of motion needed in competition to push a heavy barbell upward. Is it necessary? Depends on your training … Read More
Reaching Peak Performance [ARTICLE SUMMARY]
I’m loving the early edition of this paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. There’s no doubt that athletes need to train hard to reach peak performance. But how hard? And how fast should that training ramp up? Thanks to Tim Gabbett for this excellent commentary. In my very humble opinion, clinicians, coaches, and athletes all need … Read More
Running form: what’s ideal? [INFOGRAPHIC]
I get a lot of questions on “how to run.” This infographic outlines general guidelines, but please note that there is no perfect method for running. Use these as general suggestions, but keep in mind that everyone’s body is different. For example, some colleges did not recruit Michael Johnson due to his unconventional sprinting form. If you don’t have an … Read More
Concussions are complicated [INFOGRAPHIC]
The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache. These injuries can affect many other body systems, however, causing other symptoms and sometimes leading to prolonged recovery (and time lost from sports). Read more below.
On-field injury rehab: how to safely get back in the game [INFOGRAPHIC]
One of the reasons I started CLE Sports PT & Performance was to work with athletes in their own element. I’ve always felt it provided a more complete recovery and return to their sport. The literature shows that “on-field rehab” does just that. ACL injury. management, done in this manner, has been shown to be associated with: superior muscle strength … Read More
Perfect Your Training Intensity For Your Best Results Work smarter? Or harder? Balance is key to optimal performance and decreased injury risk.
Which are you… The person who never stops training? The one who tries to outwork the competition? Or the person constantly looking for a way to hack the system? (The one taking a break from Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body to read this post?) Which is better? Or, from a health perspective, which increases injury risk? Overtraining or undertraining? … Read More
The mental side of injury recovery, hamstring pain, being your true self. Sports PT and performance link roundup 4.28.18
Happy weekend everyone! Here’s a roundup of what I’m loving this week in the world of sports performance and PT. Enjoy! Injured? Recovering from an injury isn’t only about taking time off, or regaining strength and mobility. The mental side of the process is just as important. This article does a fantastic job of explaining why. I send people … Read More
WHY MY WEEK WAS #BETTER 8.11.17
This article on foam rolling. The title is a bit harsh, but there’s some good info in here! If you have sore muscles, a combination of foam rolling and active mobility drills is the most effective in helping to recover. Also addresses the theory that foam rolling “breaks up scar tissue.” It doesn’t… so why do we feel better after … Read More
Why my week was #BETTER 7.28.17
Happy weekend everyone! I spent last weekend at Chautauqua Lake with family and one (very happy) dog named Buddy. Looking forward to this weekend’s long run with Fleet Feet Cleveland and this amazing Filipino feast at The Plum Cafe. Hope you all have an amazing weekend too! Here’s what made this workweek #BETTER: Want to master toes-to-bar? I do! I’ve been … Read More
Things That are Making my Week #BETTER 7.13.17
Are you ready for some Fútbol? US National Team is coming to Browns Stadium this Saturday for a Gold Cup match vs Nicaragua. The US has struggled since the last World Cup, but watching them play in the CLE is always amazing. Get tickets here. ACL re-injury research: This study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine gives more evidence … Read More
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