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golfer's elbow

Golfer’s Elbow: Not Just For Golfers Anymore!

Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist.  Golfer’s Elbow is similar to tennis elbow (which occurs on the outside of the elbow.)  Unfortunately for my readers, […]

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Exercising After Injury

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Exercising After Injury

Exercising After Injury Returning to sports or training after an injury or life changing event can be a frustrating process.  High-skill movement technique becomes rusty. Your lungs burn and legs turn to jello on 400m runs that used to feel like recovery.  60% of your 1 rep max back squat now feels like a mountain […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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knee pain from working out, ice for knee injury

Ice or Heat: Strategies for Treating Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Ice or Heat Every athlete has been told at least once to use ice or heat when they’re sore.  A common question we get in clinic is which one is best?  With the large variety of products marketed to both professional athletes and the weekend warrior, it’s hard to know which modalities are worth the […]

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