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  Knee pain can be a common complaint among all athletes.  Younger athletes with knee pain may actually be suffering from Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome. Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome is a common overuse injury named after an American surgeon Robert Bay ...
  Recent research has investigated a variety testicular disorders associated with mountain biking, which can include scrotal injuries, low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, and unusually high scrotal temperatures. New research in Journal of Strengt ...
As a parent it can be daunting to select activities in which to enroll your child. Sports, dance, or martial arts? What about school? Kids have a lot going on these days and they also have their own opinions about things.   As the founder of CrossFi ...
Dancing is clearly an artistic endeavor, but it also requires great physical skill and puts great physical demands on the body. With the amount of training involved in preparing for a performance, and the stress and intensity of that performance, one coul ...
Programming for a variety of athletes can be an arduous process for strength and conditioning professionals. Creating training programs that maximize strength and power are essential for the development of any athlete. The construction of training program ...
New research in International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, examined the level of nutritional knowledge in athletes as compared to non athletes. An extensive literature review was conducted canvassing 29 comprehensive studies measu ...
It has become the accepted standard if one trains in the style of the military that training involves wearing weighted packs and weighted vests. Does this training really help? Does the long distance endurance training military personnel typically engage ...
   recent study in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, investigated the variables related to weight throw performance among elite and collegiate athletes. Researchers examined data from national level collegiate weight throwe ...
  I have been doing CrossFit for over six years and one of the first snack products targeted toward CrossFitters I remember appearing on the scene was Steve’s Original Paleokits. Paleokits are the invention of Steve Liberati and were initially ...
New research in Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research investigated possible potentiating variables of different types of conditioning with dynamic stretching techniques. Researchers examined 20 athletes, who participated in 6 different study pro ...
The CrossFit Games came to an exciting and exhilarating end this past Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Southern California. This year marked the first year of CrossFit’s partnership with Reebok to present the Games and the first year ESPN was invo ...
Many people do not automatically think of the word athlete when they think of race car drivers. Motor sports are a sport like any other, however, and not only are race car drivers true athletes, but so are the members of the pit crew.Pit crew athletes are ...
As a fitness coach I am constantly talking to my clients about the importance of stretching and working on mobility. These are not necessarily the “fun” things to practice when it comes to your health and fitness, but they are important not on ...
In a previous article we discussed the use of complex training systems as an effective tool to elicit maximal performance gains in athletes. Complex training combines a resistance exercise with plyometric exercise to utilize postactivation potentiation. & ...
Lifting weight whether in a powerlifting forum or through Olympic weightlifting requires maximal efforts from both the mind and body. A weight lifter should be in an optimal state of arousal in order to perform. Many athletes can have many different ...
Childhood obesity is of growing concern in the United States. The number of children medically categorized as obese is rising every single year, as is the number of children diagnosed with diabetes. According to Paul Branscum, a PhD in Health Education, i ...
A lot of people I know are into working out hard these days. Whether it is rock climbing, rowing, CrossFit, weightlifting, or any number of other activities, your hands take a serious beating. The sensitive skin on your palms can get rough and, in the wor ...