Archive for April, 2011
Filed under: corrective exercise
Ankle Mobility is Function Dependent
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 21st, 2011
In the last several years redress of ankle mobility restriction has been done with strictly talocrural mobilizations in ankle rocks with the knee flexing and advancing toward the pinky toe with the subtalar joint in neutral or slight inversion to, in effect, lock out the midtarsal joint. While the mobilization certainly has its perks and definitely improves dorsiflexion range of motion with the knee flexing as I have tested it, I've more and mor...
Filed under: Announcements
Ryan Hall: A Model to Follow
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 19th, 2011
The headlines say it all; "Ryan Hall: 2:04:57," "One for the Ages in Boston," and "Ryan Hall: His way is the right way at Boston Marathon." Despite much negativity and bets on career cataclysm amongst the keyboard running analyst after choosing to leave his coach and move to Flagstaff, Ryan Hall broke the American Record in the marathon yesterday, adding a second to his collection. Though surprising to the keyboard jockey only having witness...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, plyometrics, strength training
The Biology of Elasticity
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 13th, 2011
Today is a contribution from Sam Leahey, who is a strength and conditioning coach at American International University and a long-time connoisseur of strength and conditioning. This piece lays the groundwork for a few posts to follow and for much athletic movement, rending the information valuable to the athlete, coach, and therapist alike. Regards, Carson Boddicker ______________________________________________________________________...