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Is CrossFit HQ Trolling You?
CrossFit HQ's social media team knows how to get a big reaction. Let's stop falling for it.
How to Recognize, Fix, and Prevent ITB Syndrome
ITB issues, if caught early enough, can be dealt with quite easily.
Moderating the Knees In Versus Knees Out Squat Debate
Do you push your knees out when squatting or do you let them come in a little at the very bottom? Is either of these a bad idea? Or is one a better idea?
3 Yoga Poses to Strengthen the Hamstrings and Protect the Knees
Try these poses to keep the hamstring engaged when it is stretching. Even if you are not hypermobile, you can benefit from strengthening this muscle group and learning not to lock out the knee.
4 Videos to Help You be Strong, Mobile, and Injury-Free by Donnie Thompson
Donnie Thompson is a retired powerlifter turned physical therapist. He specializes helping others be strong, mobile, and to prevent or recover from injury. Here are four videos to help you do that.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Do This, Not That: What People With Shoulder, Wrist, Knee, or Calf Issues Should and Shouldn't Do
Reality is most of us are messed up in some way and there are just some things we shouldn’t do. But there’s always a way to work around a problem, avoid injury, and keep edging our way forward.
Time on the Injured List Is Inevitable: How We Survive It Is a Choice
I've avoided injury for the most part in my athletic career, until recently when I heard that fateful "pop" in my knee during training. But I've been making recovery a positive experience.
Product Review: Bauerfeind GenuTrain Soft Knee Brace
The GenuTrain might be more expensive than other knee braces, but it's also more effective. My doctor prescribed it for me and it allowed me to go back to training Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Relaxin: Hormone Facts Female Athletes Need to Know
You may have heard of the hormone relaxin in reference to pregnant women, but we all have it - men and women. Does it and your cycle play a part in injury, specifically ACL injury, in women?
Super D Video: Solving Knee Pain
Like many of you, I have knee problems, but I don't want to stop training. This week I'll share how I get rid of swelling and increase circulation so I can move my knee like normal.
A Doctor's Tips for Knee Surgery Recovery
I love when someone comes into my practice after knee surgery. I've been there, too, and I know exactly how to help them get moving and training again in no time.
Patellar Straps: Are They Effective for Knee Issues?
Maybe you've used a knee strap to brace your knee, or you've seen people at the gym wearing them. Lots of people have knee issues, but do those straps actually do anything? Science takes a look.
A New Look at The Cause of ACL Injuries
ACL injuries are common injuries in may sports. The knee undergoes many opposing forces during practice and competition. Now, science takes a new look at what causes an ACL injury.
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