Pain After Knee Surgery: Quadriceps Avoidance (What It Is and How to Correct It)

Knee pain and injury can happen during anything from high-intensity sports to many everyday activities — the knee is, after all, a pretty fundamental part of our movement.    And depending on the severity of the injury that occurs, sometimes the safest solution is to opt for surgery. While surgical procedures aren’t anyone’s favorite option,… Continue reading Pain After Knee Surgery: Quadriceps Avoidance (What It Is and How to Correct It)

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Nine and Onwards

Okay, athletes. The time has come for another MAJOR milestone in your rehabilitation training… At your 9th month of rehab, you’ll be at just about the lowest point of risk for ACL failure and reinjury! (There’s still, of course, always some risk of injury, but you’ve rehabilitated to a point where your risk levels are… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Nine and Onwards

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Eight

Welcome to month 8 of ACL rehabilitation — about 3/4ths of the way through your recovery! As you continue to progress through these last few months of training, you’ve probably been experiencing both improvement and impatience with wanting to get back to your sport. And trust us, we get it; the further along you are… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Eight

What Are Biomechanics? (And Why Do They Matter?)

When you hear the word “biomechanics,” what’s the first thing you think of? …Not the easiest question to answer, huh? Perhaps it’s not something everyone can answer immediately, but it’s certainly something people have asked lots about. And rightfully so — the world of biomechanics is vast and complex, and there’s plenty to explore when… Continue reading What Are Biomechanics? (And Why Do They Matter?)

How to Identify, Understand, and Fix Overstride in Running Form

If you’ve ever looked for guidance on running form, chances are, you’ve probably heard of a little something called overstriding. It’s one of the most common and notorious running issues out there… yet very few runners fully understand what it is and what it means for their running gait. Countless magazines and blogs discuss the… Continue reading How to Identify, Understand, and Fix Overstride in Running Form

The Science Behind Triple Extension for Faster, More Efficient Running Form

Most runners have probably heard that hip extension is really important for running form and speed… but no one’s really explained why that’s the case. Naturally, it leads to a hunt for a detailed breakdown of all the “why’s” and “how’s”, and actionable steps towards achieving that optimal running form. Well, hunt no further. Not… Continue reading The Science Behind Triple Extension for Faster, More Efficient Running Form

How to Jump Higher: The Science Behind a Better Vertical

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

Pelvic Drop and Running Injuries: the Cause, Effect, and Fixes

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

The Science of Speed: How to Run Faster

Whether you’re working through your first season of running or have lived in the running world for years now, you’ve likely had this thought pop into your mind at some point: How do I run faster? It’s a valid question, especially since running is one of those sports where you can constantly improve. But even… Continue reading The Science of Speed: How to Run Faster

The Four Most Common Running Form Errors — And How to Fix Them

One of the best parts about running is that you’re constantly able to improve — whether it be your form, your speed, or your personal goals (or all of the above). However, because there’s always room for improvement, that inevitably suggests that there’s always room for error, too. (Which doesn’t sound particularly appealing, but at… Continue reading The Four Most Common Running Form Errors — And How to Fix Them

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