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Microwave or Crockpot?

We want what we want and we want it now. A microwave meal is done fast but at the sacrifice of quality. Speed often leaves us with a pizza roll that is “destroy your mouth” hot on the outside and frozen solid on the inside. Positive adaptations take time. It takes patience and the right dosage to cultivate a favorable outcome. 

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What Do We “Know” About Running Injuries? 

​What do we “know” about running injuries? If we reduce the question down to its core elements, it is conversation about managing forces. It’s a conversation about tissues being able to dampen external forces and use them to produce internal forces to act back upon the ground. 

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Metrics that matter

We all love and crave data. There is an insatiable thirst to have numbers to back us up and put our money on. A desire for information that can guide and enhance our decision making.  The million dollar question is: which metrics really matter?

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Brain Fuel: Do Mechanics Matter?

Is there an “correct” solution to a movement problem? Opinions from movements professionals seem to live on a spectrum between two polarized opinions. 

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Myths & Misconceptions: Strength Training Edition

"Lifting weights will make you bulky"  - False. Greatly increasing muscle mass takes a considerable amount of time, intensive efforts, and appropriate hormonal and nutritional prerequisites. Simply beginning a strength training program will not lead to immediate increases in muscle mass. The degree of muscle mass acquired will also be largely associated with the volume and style of training.

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Creating a Home Field Advantage

In our client interactions, there is an internal and external component to home field advantage. These less considered factors live outside of the x’s and o’s but can have a strong impact on whether you and your client achieve your collective goals or if no show’s, decreased adherence, or frustration derail a process. They ultimately can determine the client's readiness for the interventions you are throwing at them

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Injury Mitigation

The proceeding discussion is in response to a discussion that resonated with me from this past weekend's online summit. Our very own Jarred Boyd opened the floor to discuss the question of, "what is injury prevention?" and the responses were both phenomenal and humbling. "Injury prevention" is a rather nebulous term that means vastly differing things to different people.

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Not Seeing Progress? Here are 6 Questions to Ask. 

We’ve all been in this situation. You look at your schedule and it's the client you just can’t seem to move the needle with. You’ve both tip toed the conversation hoping they would turn the corner.  Today, they come to you and say, “I just feel like I am not making any progress”. In this moment, where does your mind go?

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5 Keys To Exercise Selection

5 Keys To Exercise Selection We've all been there as a student or young coach -- you find yourself in a situation where your mentor is positioned ominously over your shoulder and poses the question, "why did you pick this exercise over something else?". Inevitably, we all mustered up a rather unrefined response along the lines of, "well this movement is helping to strengthen ______ muscle and improve the stability of ______ joint."

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3 Key Objectives of an Initial Evaluation

Sweaty palms and nervous jitters cloud my brain as the proctor firmly asks for my diagnoses. "Likely glenohumeral impingement" I sigh out. The proctor nods and the butterfly’s in my stomach scurry away to the pester next victim waiting to enter the exam room.  The initial evaluation is not all its sold to be. 

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