Archive for February, 2010
Filed under: Announcements, coaching
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 26th, 2010
1. Is it just me or does there seem to be more of a tendency to follow in your parent's footsteps in the Chiropractic world? I have spoken to a number of chiropractic professionals recently and the vast majority are proclaimed "second, third, or even fourth generation" chiropractors. While I am on the subject, chiropractic tends to catch a lot of flack, and for the most part this is with good reason. That said, there are some good ones ou...
Filed under: Exercise of the Week
Exercise of the Week: TRX March for Rotational Stability
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 25th, 2010
Over the next several weeks, I'll be sharing with you a video exercise of the week along with key points for proper performance. First on the docket is the TRX March. I like the TRX March for several reasons: 1. It provides a great demand on rotational stability. 2. Serves as a good step in single leg stance development. 3. Provides a gravity minimized environment for full range hip flexion development. 4. Allows us to work ...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Featured, Testing and Evaluation
Regional interdependence and the necessity of assessment
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 24th, 2010
In continuation of yesterday's post about some of the things that I have picked up over the weekend at Optimum Sports Performance is the idea that the best just don't miss things. While traditional orthopedics would tell us that when a joint is hurting, we need to look directly at that joint, we know that the body is far more complicated than that. Yes, it hurts, but WHY? Just because the plantar fascia is not behaving, simple treatment of t...
Filed under: Testing and Evaluation
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 23rd, 2010
This weekend I drove myself down to Phoenix to talk shop with Don Miller and Patrick Ward and cover the finer points of evaluation and treatment of the foot and ankle complex. While I plan to share with you a lot of great points I picked up, I first wanted to share with you one topic that caused a bit of debate among the group--measuring dorsiflexion via goniometer. As it was consensus that we really don't care how strong the tibialis anteri...
Filed under: coaching, Program Design
Tapering for Endurance Runners: Joe Vigil
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 18th, 2010
Today, I have a screencast of Dr. Vigil's presentation detailing his thoughts about tapering for optimal performance in the middle distance events and includes a variety of sample templates as well as some great insight into the biochemical changes that occur with tapering as well as performance improvements. Enjoy! Best regards, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: coaching, Program Design, Running
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 17th, 2010
Athletic performance is a complicated beast. Without question each sport and individual position has different demands and requires a different level of preparedness and combination of the biomotor abilities. In training and coaching for optimal performance, it is important to realize that the best outcomes result from more than just stimulus and adaptation, contrary to what you may believe. While applying a stimulus and allowing for ada...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Testing and Evaluation
Product Review: Secrets of Primitive Patterns
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 16th, 2010
In the past several months it seems that the concept of primitive patterns and developmental kinesiology has taken hold in both the performance and rehabilitation communities. This popularity can be linked to the distribution of the Prague School's (and Dr. Kolar's) ideas and theories regarding antagonist co-activation, which has come about through extensive study of developmental kinesiology and includes reflexive creeping and turning over as w...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise
When soreness is a good thing…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 12th, 2010
In the sporting world, soreness is a given at one point or another. This soreness can be from an increase in training load or even the precursor to an injury that demands attention before the wheels fall off and training time is missed. Lately, I've been doing a fair shake of work with an athlete returning to high performance, and yesterday, she mentioned that she had become sore and fatigued in areas that she had not been in a while. As sh...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise, Running
Complete development: run fast for strong, healthy hips…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 8th, 2010
Distance runners are an interesting group. I know no other group of athletes who are more willing to train for hours on end for improvements as small as a fraction of a second. Many are so dedicated to the sport of running, their entire training volume consists of running long miles with a few weekly sessions of higher intensity running over distances of 400 meters to several miles. While this does wonders for the energy systems required to r...
Filed under: injuries, Running
Why running shoes don’t work with Steve Magness: Part 2
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 5th, 2010
Today is a continuation of Steve Magness's great article looking at the role of impact forces on controling the mechanics of running. Enjoy. -Carson Boddicker Impact Forces: The picture gets cloudier: But it’s not as simple as described above. In an interesting study by Scott (1990) they looked at peak loads on the various sites of likely injury for runners (Achilles, knee, etc.). All peak loads occurred during mid-stance and push o...