Posts Tagged ‘carson boddicker’
Filed under: Announcements
An Update on My Whereabouts
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 29th, 2010
To all of the concerned authors of kind and thoughtful letters, e-mails, and candygrams, I am, in fact, alive despite what you may have heard. I must apologize for my absence, however, it is not without good reason. A lot has been going on here in Flagstaff since my last post, but exciting things abound in the coming weeks, months, and in 2011 that I will unveil as are necessary. I will be graduating in about three weeks after a laborio...
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...
Filed under: Featured, injuries, Running
Why running shoes do not work with Steve Magness: Part 1
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 4th, 2010
Today I have a great guest piece by Steve Magness examining pronation, motion control, and barefoot running. The running shoe model needs to be fixed. Pronation, Motion Control, Cushioning, and Stability shoes? Get rid of them all. It’s not just barefoot running and minimalism versus running shoes, the either/or situation many portray it to be. It’s much deeper than that. It’s not even that running shoe companies are evil and out to m...
Filed under: Announcements, Featured
A chance to learn in 2010…
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 12th, 2010
As is often the case, people begin new years with goals in mind. In my previous post, I shared a few with you all. One resonant theme among readers of BP.com and myself is to improve our understanding of performance enhancement and the human body as a whole. My friend over at Sports Rehab Expert, Joe Heiler, is putting on a series of teleseminars of some of the brightest minds in performance and rehabilitation. Starting January 27th, eve...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
Ankle Mobility Drills
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 8th, 2009
I've recently had several discussions regarding the ankle mobilization in my Alleviating Ailing Ankles article that uses a posterio-anterior force on the tibia. One major topic that arises is Bill Hartman's use of a lifting strap to apply a posterior force on the fibula and mine is seemingly opposite... So what's the deal? What's "best"? Honestly, they are complementary, and, by virtue, there is no "best" option. Bill's technique i...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
High Altitude Breathing
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 3rd, 2009
The endurance world loves the thought of "altitude training" and with good reason. Simply spending a few weeks at higher elevations can improve your body's ability to deliver oxygen to working muscles, decrease your rating of perceived exertion when returning to sea level, and can help you cement motor engrams due to the reduced air resistance. Here in Flagstaff, there is always a rotation of high level athletes coming to train for a few week...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, corrective exercise
Breathing Pattern Assessment
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 26th, 2009
Here is the video I referenced yesterday. I made this with good friend, Patrick Ward of Optimum Sports Performance. Best, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: injuries, regeneration
Runners hernia and testicular pain
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 24th, 2009
Groin pain is a common complaint among distance runners, and they are at an increased risk of sports hernia for a few reasons. It seems that a loss of hip extension range of motion forces an athlete to compensate with an external rotation pattern and going to the lower abdominal wall to "fake" extension and propel themselves well. This repetition thousands of time per run accelerates the loss of internal rotation range of motion and weakens t...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, injuries
Examining the Lumbar Spine
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 13th, 2009
I was recently doing some reading and came across a few interesting videos from Mark Young looking at the spine's function. The whole movement at the lumbar spine issue is an incredibly popular one these days, and I think these videos are pretty helpful in understanding the "why's" behind the "don't flex at the spine" camp's arguments. Check them out, and let me know what you think! Best, Carson Boddicker ...
Filed under: corrective exercise
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 10th, 2009
Keeping with the theme of yesterday's post, today I'll direct you toward a few great articles on understanding pain, getting out of pain, and keeping yourself pain free. I'd highly recommend checking them out. Making Gains with Pain--Nick Tumminello. In this article, Nick introduces the idea of high and low threshold pain and provides strategies to correct the various pain types. It's a well-written and highly informed article. I think...