Tag: injury prevention
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Forward folds, seated straddle stretch and every other effort to touch your toes is completely and utterly pointless. Why? Because although the back of your thigh is a common area that FEELS too tight, actually, trying to lengthen these muscles more can do more harm […]
We all know it’s coming. It happens every year. People are falling over themselves to get fit in January, but by the end of the month, they’ve vanished. Disappeared. Was it something we said? Or worse…was it something we did? It’s not very likely it […]
If you’re a runner or triathlete and you want to avoid injury next season, then watch this video right now! I’ll show you how your frustrations in your races THIS season can indicate underlying problems your body is struggling with, so you can get on […]
“We’re not going to talk about “how to”. “How to” doesn’t work. If “how to” worked, none of us would be struggling. Because we’re all smart enough to get “how to”. If “how to” worked, we would not be the most obese, in debt, medicated […]
Interestingly enough, it’s at this point, when the body has shut down the stockpiling that people start to acknowledge that there’s a problem. In the context of injury, it’s that point when you can no longer train through the pain. During the stockpiling process, we continue to train despite the low level of pain, either because we believe that the pain will go away on its own, or because we’re in denial that we have an issue. We’ll try everything, including switching our training method to try to keep training, while still ignoring the problem. It’s only when training is no longer possible that people start to seek answers.
As human beings, everything we do is governed by reason. It’s not that we think logically through everything we do, it’s just that we need a reason to do things. Scientists call this teleonomics. This phenomenon drives everything from what we do in our daily […]