For many athletes (and for most sports), speed is one of the most sought-after athletic qualities. Whether it be the speed of a swimmer completing laps in the pool or the quick-footed agility of a soccer player, it’s no question that speed garners high praise from athletes and spectators alike. Consider the element of speed… Continue reading The 4 Main Phases of Sprinting Mechanics
It’s not uncommon for athletes to hear certain phrases like “You look like a distance runner,” or “You’re built for sprinting!”. These comments don’t necessarily hold any malicious intent, but they’re based on the assumption that someone’s athletic build represents their athletic caliber. Oftentimes, this kind of thought process is based on the observation that… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Fast- and Slow-Twitch Muscles?
One of the most common struggles among athletes is how to manage time and balance all the moving pieces of an optimal training plan. Determining the specifics of your training schedule can be a beast, especially with so many options on how to structure your season… Plus, every individual athlete responds differently to varying forms… Continue reading An Overview of Periodization Training for Endurance Athletes
Our bodies are fascinating pieces of “machinery” — although jumping comes naturally and appears simple in theory, the actual science behind the motion is deeply complex and rooted in specific biomechanics that can make or break optimal performance. But, we’ve never shied away from the complex. Jumping is still 100% a skill that can be… Continue reading How to Jump Higher: The Science Behind a Better Vertical
If you’ve ever Googled what the most optimal running form is, you probably know how many blog articles, conflicting opinions, and quick fixes exist on the internet — but the good news is that behind all the noise, biomechanics and science have answers. That being said, figuring out what to work on can still be… Continue reading Pelvic Drop and Running Injuries: the Cause, Effect, and Fixes
If you’ve ever hobbled through intense heel pain, you know how rough and tumble it can get. When you wake up every morning, it strikes the bottom of your foot as you take those first few steps out of bed. It can feel like a nail driving into your foot with each step, and that… Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis: The What, How, and Why of Treating Heel Pain
So you’ve gone through 6 months of rehabilitation with your local physical therapist, and they’ve given your ACL reconstructed knee the okay to go back to playing your sport. How do you feel?? If you were to go back to full play, without limitations, how would you rate your confidence on a scale of 1-10?… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Everything You Need to Know About Return to Sport Testing