Half of Youth Sports Injuries Caused by Overuse and Preventable, According to Doctors

It stands to reason that young people who play organized sports are going to get injured. But while young athletes are susceptible to the ankle sprains, wrist fractures and other acute injuries that are common among competitors of all ages, numerous studies indicate that approximately half of the sports-related injuries among children and adolescents in… Continue reading Half of Youth Sports Injuries Caused by Overuse and Preventable, According to Doctors

10 Reasons Why You Just Gotta Deadlift!

Nobody is lukewarm on deadlifts. You either love them or hate them. In fact, a lot of people love them and hate them while many others love to hate them. Let’s face it, they challenge you in ways that no other exercise can. Deadlifts don’t care what college you went to (or whether you did,)… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Just Gotta Deadlift!

Athletes, Stress Fractures and Ground Force Reaction: Study

It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon a runner knows she’s being sidelined by one of the most common running injuries: a stress fracture. These tiny cracks in the bone can halt training for months or even end… Continue reading Athletes, Stress Fractures and Ground Force Reaction: Study

Warm-ups: What’s the Purpose?

With regard to warm-up activities for youth athletes, what’s the main purpose? Is it to stimulate an increase in cardiorespiratory rate and “get the blood flowing?” Is it to improve movement, enhance the stable ROM in major joints? Is it to “get them in here” and fully present to the activities to come? Or is… Continue reading Warm-ups: What’s the Purpose?

Podcast: Early Sports Specialization: A Path to Burnout and Injury?

Early Sports Specialization is a phrase every coach and trainer has heard. Even many parents are familiar with the term. But what does it mean? Is it a bad idea? What are the risks? Are there rewards? On this episode, I offer a few thoughts about early specialization and what it can mean for athletes.… Continue reading Podcast: Early Sports Specialization: A Path to Burnout and Injury?

Podcast:Overtraining? 9 Signs to Watch For

We’ve all done it. Over-indulged in something and paid the price. Too much dessert or one toomany drinks. The aftermath is rough, but you get through it, right? Well, what if over-indulging in something that’s good for you might have the potential to damage your health? What if it might even be fatal? Overtraining can… Continue reading Podcast:Overtraining? 9 Signs to Watch For

Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For

When you were a kid, did you ever over-indulge in something you loved? Maybe you ate ice cream, pizza or some other treat until your belly felt like it would bust. Maybe you spent too many hours in front of the TV or playing video games and your eyes got all googly and blurry.  … Continue reading Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For