Repairing a tear in the rotator cuff

What Is the Rotator Cuff?

Many people have heard the term “rotator cuff.”  But what is the Rotator Cuff?  And why do we worry about it so much?  The rotator cuff is a common source of shoulder pain for a large percentage of the population. While many people develop rotator cuff tears without any specific injury, high-intensity interval training puts […]

How To Foam Roll Your Glutes

8 Simple Foam Roller Exercises

How Do I Use a Foam Roller? Using a Foam Roller is easy!  When doing any foam roller exercises, there are just a few key things to remember.  Foam Rollers come in different density, or firmness.  Select one that is as firm as you can use with only mild discomfort.  This is supposed to feel […]

What is Foam Rolling?

Why Is Foam Rolling the Hottest New Recovery Method? If you spend any time on Instagram, you’ve certainly seen plenty of posts about foam rolling.  While we here at LSO are usually pretty wary of any fitness fads, foam rolling is one trend we can get behind.  In this post we will tell you all […]

Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility vs Mobility Flexibility and mobility are two very common terms among the functional fitness community.  People often use them interchangeably.  However, they really represent two different concepts.  Athletes and coaches understand good mobility is essential to performing exercises efficiently.  Functional fitness exercises are also good at improving mobility. Very rarely, however, do we take […]

surgical meniscus repair treatment

Insider’s Guide To Meniscus Tear Treatment

What is the best treatment for a torn meniscus?   Meniscus tear treatment is actually a pretty complex issue.  In the past, it was simple: take it out!  However, that idea is outdated now.  In this article, I will talk about many of the ways to treat meniscus tears. I’ll also tell you about some […]

Meniscus Tears

Meniscus Tears During HIIT Workouts There have been a lot of knee injuries in competitive fitness athletes recently. Meniscal tears have sidelined many pros before The Open even started.  So I thought it would be a great time to discuss the most common knee injury: meniscus tears. Meniscus tears are super common in all sports. […]

Man Doing Front Squat. Why do gains slow down after you have been working out for a while?

Neurologic Adaptations to Strength Training

Why do you get so strong so quickly when you start working out? Why do your gains slow down so much after you exercise for a while?  Why are PR’s so easy when you start lifting and so hard later?  This weeks post is all about answering these fundamental questions.  As a gym owner or […]

muscle memory weight lifting

Muscle Memory and Weight Lifting

Is Muscle Memory Real? So it turns out that muscle memory really is a thing! This bit of lingo has been thrown around for a long time.  Muscle memory is usually used to reference the learning process your body goes through when you practice athletic activities.   Of course, not everyone believed it to be a […]

Dieting with Donuts?

What’s the Best Diet: The Science of Weight Loss

What’s in a Diet? Diet is arguably, the biggest component of a healthy lifestyle.  It is no wonder people scour the internet looking for the latest and best dieting trends.  Buzzy words like “keto”, “paleo”, and “IIFYM” get tossed around.  People will fiercely defend their diet of choice with their own anecdotal “evidence”.  But how […]

How to Treat Patellar Tendinosis

Patellar tendinosis is a frequent problem for athletic people. It is usually caused by repeated stress from running and jumping. High volume squats, like those in many WODs at HIIT and cross training boxes, are a common cause too. To help athletes avoid problems and stay in the gym, we’ve written about common HIIT injuries. […]

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