Added by Carson Boddicker on June 30, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments
I have recently begun to comb through Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques to enhance my knowledge of soft tissue therapeutics. As far as I know this is one of the more comprehensive textbooks that cover not only the
mechanics of dysfunction, but a handful of techniques designed at
addressing the issues,…
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There are two firsts occuring here. One, I have never written a blog before, so forgive me if I make any rookie mistakes. Two, I have never worked with MMA fighters, until now.
I recently started working with London Shootfighters MMA Team, based in West London, England. My role is to provide rehab support and strength & conditioning support for the team of professional fighters based out of the gym. I had no idea what I was getting into, having limited combat sports…Continue
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In one of my summer courses we have recently become involved in an extensive discussion as to the value of certifications and licensing as many other “professionals” are forced to go through in their respective
industries. You cannot sit for the APTA exam without a DPT curriculum
under your belt, you won’t be getting an MD without plenty of classroom
and lab hours, and you can’t become an accountant without a bachelors.
I tend to thing this is sound advice, but I do…
Added by Carson Boddicker on June 21, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments
This is a post that has been long time coming for me, but after a recent barrage of personal development posts from a number of professionals in the industry, I see no better time to put in my two
cents. While this should be common sense, as my good friend always
asks, “how common is common sense.” Unfortunately, I’m betting it’s
not very common in our field.
As a whole our industry is atrocious. Many call themselves “fitness professionals” when their…Continue
Added by Carson Boddicker on June 17, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Some days in training athletes have record-setting days and other days athletes have atrocious performances, but regardless of what type of day it is a common theme prevails: their training demands on the
spot adjustments to the training program. Too often, we are too tied
into our written workouts and training templates to realize that it is
okay, at times, to shut things down.
If an athlete is unable to maintain a high level of performance, some…Continue
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<div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align: left;">This is a previous post from last week at my blog www.zachdechant.wordpress.com.
So for quite a while I've had some issues with the box jump. I know many coaches who use the box jump extensively as a training exercise, as well as a form of testing. In healthy athletes it may not be as much of a problem, but anyone who has had any type of lower back disc issues high box…Continue
A while back my friend and I were having a conversation about some of the things we’ve learned in life, and my friend’s biggest lesson learned is to never be in the same place twice. I think that’s sound
advice, and advice that performance professionals too often fail to
follow. They just revolve again and again, reaching only the same
points but never further.
Take the coach who is so “philanthropic” that he fails to bill on time or even at all, costing…Continue
Added by Carson Boddicker on June 14, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments
In my loose programming template, I have a few spaces carved out where I have the word “locomotive” within it. Inspired by recent conversation at Sports Rehab Expert
with a number of excellent contributors including Dr. Craig Liebenson,
Dr. Jeff Cubos, Joe Heiler, and Charlie Weingroff, I have decided to
expand on the benefits of certain locomotive drills and how they fit my
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I got an e-mail from a friend of mine today asking about a discussion he and one of his colleagues had this week concerning coaching the split squat. The athlete in question seemed to have an
issue with proper hip extension and there was debate as to whether or
not he was “hanging” on his hip flexor. Now this particular company
uses the FMS liberally, but like many, it seems that there may be a
disconnect between the application of the FMS results to the…
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