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So you want to tackle the deadlift…the King of Lifts? The deadlift is a total-body pulling exercise that builds serious strength and muscle mass. But you must pay your taxes to the King! If you are new to training deadlifts or are returning after an injury, learning to handle the
The team at SOFLETE was kind enough to host part 2 of my article about military selection hip & knee injuries. You can read the article on their website here. While you’re there, be sure to check out their other articles, podcasts, and great products too!
Are you an experienced weightlifter? Have you ever suffered a back injury? Admit it – this is the face you make when it’s time to get back in the gym for that first deadlifting workout: The ability to touch your toes is essential for deadlifting…and is not just for flexible
The team at SOFLETE was kind enough to host my article about military selection shoulder injuries. You can read the article on their website here. While you’re there, be sure to check out their other articles, podcasts, and great products too!
Regaining leg strength after a high hamstring injury (strain, tendinitis, or tear) can be a tricky process. Not only does running cause hamstring pain, but so does squatting…and even just sitting in a chair! Part of the problem is that the high hamstring tendon – located where your leg meets
Many runners find compression socks or calf sleeves helpful to relieve shin splints pain. Both types of compression can work, but which one should you try first? Here are our recommendations: Try compression socks first if: You have swelling below the ankle bones You have tendon pain around the ankle
Stretching and ice can be very helpful in reducing the pain and irritation that runners experience with shin splints. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to reach the right muscles. With inner shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) the involved muscles sit behind the shin bone, and are covered by the
Shin splints are a common problem for runners who ramp up their mileage too quickly. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, muscle and bone stress on the inner side of the shins causes irritation. Anyone who’s had them knows they can be very painful! People who run and jump
A pull or strain occurs when a muscle is overloaded or overstretched, creating tears in some of the muscle’s fibers. The pain associated with this injury is usually straightforward: a sharp pulling sensation followed by an immediate recoil to protect the injured area. Strains often occur in long muscles, which
Rucking can be really tough on your back. All of our clients who regularly participate in rucking have experienced at least occasional back pain. Of course, some muscle soreness is to be expected; after all, carrying 90+ pounds is no easy task, even over short distances. It’s almost like carrying