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Filed under: Program Design, Running
Acute Relieving Syndrome and the Two-Phase Taper
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 13th, 2011
This weekend the NCAA indoor championships took place in College Station, Texas. Among a number of great performances, NAU athlete Diego Estrada put up a 13:29 5000m performance for fourth place behind 3 men who were under the previous NCAA record (13:26 to 13:28). For those interested in what it takes to perform well, Diego hits on a few interesting subjects in sport science in his interview. Watch more video of Diego Estrada on flotrack....
Filed under: Continuing Education
Top Athletic Development Books: Daniel Martinez
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 11th, 2011
If you have not read yesterday's post do so prior to today so you have a brief understanding of why Daniel chose to include certain books within this list. 1. Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Dan Millman) - A brilliant read that deeply explores the relationship between teacher and student. Inspiring and enlightening in so many ways and communicates to the heart of what life experience should focus on and enrich. The application to athletics ...
Filed under: coaching
Developing Coaching Prowess: Daniel Martinez
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 9th, 2011
In rounding up several reading recommendations, my friend Daniel Martinez, owner of Elite Volleyball Performance and dedicated physical preparation specialist, wanted to share first his thoughts on what it takes to make a build a great coaching mindset that allows you to design effective, individualized programs and see that they are effectively executed. Daniel's insight into personal development as a precursor to quality coaching is a lesson...
Filed under: Continuing Education
Top Athletic Development Books: Patrick Ward
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 8th, 2011
Patrick Ward is an athletic development specialist and manual therapist in Tempe, Arizona out of his own facility Optimum Sports Performance. He is brilliant and his work is comprehensive. Below are Patricks top 4 athletic development books that will help you gain an understanding of what Patrick does. 1. Supertraining by Siff and Verkhoshansky This book is an essential book in the library of any sports performance coach. People often ...
Filed under: Continuing Education, Product reviews
Top Athletic Development Books: Brent Callaway of Athletes’ Performance
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 6th, 2011
The quest for knowledge in athletic development and manual therapy does not simply stop at perusing various blogs, but also following the suggestions of people who have been around the industry. In the coming days and weeks I'll be sharing the recommendations of a number of athletic development professionals from different backgrounds who answered the question: "What are your 3 to 5 recommendations for athletic development books and why?" The f...
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries
Shoulder Health of Ironman Triathletes
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 20th, 2011
Triathlon is a sport that requires long hours of training spanned across multiple disciplines ultimately leading to a single day race covering up to just over 140 miles in 9 hours at the elite level. Developing the work capacity to compete for 9 hours or more requires substantial dedication and, as you can imagine, carries a substantial risk for volume-related injury and illness (Gosling, 2008). The shoulder sees a great deal of abuse in al...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Testing and Evaluation
Testing the Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximus
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 15th, 2011
Editors Note: What I love about this website is that it allows for interaction with some of the best professionals in the business, and today's guest post is from somebody who is no exception. Moons ago I wrote an article on the Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximus inspired by the work of Sean Gibbons and colleagues, and today, Luke has offered to expand on how it is tested and treated if its your cup of tea. Enjoy! The Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximu...
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries, Manual Therapy
Plantar Fascia Pain and Trigger Points
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 13th, 2011
Pain of the plantar surface of the heel is the most common form of heel pain seen by health care professionals, which impacts approximately 2 million people annually and up to 15 percent of the athletic population. That demands better treatment and expedited recovery to keep your runners healthy and training hard. While commonly called plantar fasciitis, the condition seems to lack the inflammatory histology and is more consistent with degen...
Filed under: Manual Therapy
Mysticism, Hoo-Ha, and Woo
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 10th, 2011
Massage and soft tissue work is something that is extremely important to me just as solid, well grounded training is important to me. Likewise I value statements that are, if nothing else, scientifically defensible. Having spent the last several months in massage school so close to Sedona, it will not surprise any of you all that I've been exposed to a smorgasbord of various "healing" techniques ranging from the more traditional Swedish to Sh...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Manual Therapy, Neuroscience
Posture and Emotion: A Two-Way Street Influencing Movement
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 7th, 2011
I was recently listening to the recap of a case study presentation about a younger woman we'll call Kim who was presenting to a physical therapy clinic. Amongst the clinical assessment, the presenter noted both that Kim had an increased kyphosis and that she was recently divorced. The presenter then noted that it's no wonder Kim's husband left as that kyphotic curve was just really ugly. This was, of course, just for comedy and effect, but...