Tag - training

“Find the Weak Point and Fix it!”

I’ve been thinking about this quote quite a bit. I don’t remember where I heard it, but I believe the entire world of sports performance training can be summed up in these words. Fix the athlete's weaknesses. Use whatever tools are at your disposal to do it, and constantly learn new ones. Don’t limit yourself to only one kind of training. As coaches we often lock ourselves into stylistic boxes: bodybuilding, Olympic lifting, conditioning, or even corrective exercises. We end up...

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A New Study on Back Pain in the Army

New Insights On An Old Problem A significant study on back pain in US Army soldiers was published this month. Results show that lower leg injury dramatically increases a soldiers risk for back pain. This study reinforces the idea that substantial alterations should be considered in fitness training for soldiers and treatment of injuries. The authors investigated the relationship between past lower leg injury (LLI) and the development of back pain. They examined whether lower leg injury would increase the overall...

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