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6 Common Training Mistakes Tearing Up Your Rotator Cuff

Rotator cuff training is boring. It's like the broccoli of lifting weights; you know you should eat some, but you'd rather just skip to dessert (which...

Why Upper-Body Eccentrics Are an Awesome Way to Build Muscle and Protect Against Injury

Eccentric exercise training is a great tool to develop foundational strength and tendon stiffness in athletes. Eccentric movement, in its simplest ...

Their Players Missed 156 Games Due to Injury in One Season. Now They're One of The Healthiest Teams in America

2016 was the wildest year in St. Xavier football history. The all-boys private school located outside Cincinnati has long had a strong program,...

Your Favorite Hip Flexor Stretch Is Actually Making You Tighter

On an almost weekly basis, I'll begin working with a new client or athlete who waxes poetic on how "tight" his or her hip flexors are. They'll ...

How Soccer Players Can Get Injured Less Often

Injury prevention can be a misleading term. More often than not, soccer coaches and players are under the impression "injury prevention" is a magic...

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another. The trauma c...

A World-Renowned Sports Surgeon Urges You to Stop Using These 6 Dumb Exercises

You can exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don't do exercises that a...

The 4 Things WWE and NXT Superstars Do Before Every Workout

Sports entertainment has changed a lot in the last few decades. The movesets have evolved well beyond your standard strikes and suplexes, as WWE an...

These 6 Common Exercises Could be the Source of Your Shoulder Pain

As a trainer, I believe in a client's autonomy. I rarely will tell them to totally avoid an exercise, nor will I emphasize that they "must" perform...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

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