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Injury Prevention

Warm-Up Procedure Before Worksets

  By Ben Peterson Coaches always want to know exactly what weights the athletes are lifting and the progress that they are making. Being able to quantify results with actual data not only motivates the athlete to continue to push himself in the weight room but also validates the methods and practices of the  coach….

Neck Training for Athletes

What part of the body enables a player to think, process, and react to perform a successful play? The brain. All higher cognitive processing abilities we naturally possess occur in the brain and down the spinal column. One of the most important and helpful things coaches can do for a player in any sort of…

Conditioning the “Deconditioned”

Whether it is the playoffs, a  team spring break trip or preseason, sometimes you need a better solution to condition your athletes; especially the injured ones. When we were approached by a local team to help create a conditioning program for their injured or “deconditioned” athletes, we wanted to help choose the kind of equipment and exercises…

Isolateral Exercise

Isolateral Exercise is a technique that is used in strength and fitness training to work one particular side of the body at a time rather than trying to train both sides at once. For instance, if you are used to doing traditional push-ups then a more isolateral based movement would be to execute a one-arm…

Injury Prevention Exercises

Winter sports come to an end as spring sports rush toward preseason. We sat down with Dr. Tim Miller, a locale expert on musculoskeletal issues, to talk about common injuries in spring sports and tips for preseason training. Dr Tim Miller is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical…

Avoid Mid-Season Injuries

Article Submitted By:  Gregg Williams – Sports Performance Specialist (SPS) What comes to mind with mid-season football?  Who will stay healthy to contribute to the end of the season playoffs?  Some injuries are minor and some are of course major.  Regardless the type of injury, no one especially the player wants to see or experience…