Tag: injuryprevention

How to Hack Injuries #33 – Connection

How to Hack Injuries #33 – Connection

Most people hear the word connection, and they quickly think of a connection with another person or a place they’ve been. When wannabe injury hackers hear the word connection they usually think of the connection they have with the people they are coaching. Some coaches […]

A Message to Wannabe Injury Hackers

A Message to Wannabe Injury Hackers

If you’re a sports or fitness coach who wants to be able to help with the persistent injury problems and low-level aches or pains you see in the people you coach, but don’t know where to start or don’t want to specialise, this is a […]

Is Continuing Education Addictive?

Is Continuing Education Addictive?

I don’t know about you, but it’s my experience that most continuing education courses for sports and fitness coaches are weighted heavily towards the theoretical side of learning. Whether this is on purpose or not remains unclear but there’s no denying that when we’re deep […]

A Huge Misconception About Strength Training to Prevent Injury

A Huge Misconception About Strength Training to Prevent Injury

“Strengthen it” It’s the go-to response from specialist coaches and trainers when it comes to helping someone with knee pain but there’s a HUGE mistake that they are making… because strength training isn’t actually what you think it is. When most coaches think of strength […]

How to Stop Rest Days Becoming “Catch-Up” Days

How to Stop Rest Days Becoming “Catch-Up” Days

We both know how this goes. You have an ideal client. They’re motivated and committed to your training plan, but with one glaring exception… when it comes to rest & recovery. No matter what you do, or how you programme it, they always seem to […]

How to Help Avoid Injury (Without Being Forced to Learn About Anatomy or the Complexities of Injuries)

How to Help Avoid Injury (Without Being Forced to Learn About Anatomy or the Complexities of Injuries)

If you’re one of the sports coaches who is genuinely interested in how to help avoid injury, then pay careful attention to this tip if you want to avoid having to learn about anatomy and the complexity of injury. The point of this tip Is: Don’t Let The […]

The Secret Variety Trick Every Sports Coach Needs to Know?

The Secret Variety Trick Every Sports Coach Needs to Know?

What do you think of when you hear the word “variety”? To most coaches, variety means big actions, like the difference between running and swimming, or different weightlifting actions, like a deadlift or a snatch. But when I think about the word variety, I think […]

How to Add Exceptional Value to Your Coaching… Guaranteed?

How to Add Exceptional Value to Your Coaching… Guaranteed?

Are you a translator or a teacher? . Understanding the technical names for injury problems is literally like learning another language (because most of them are Latin)… let’s call it “injury speak” just for demonstration purposes. If the medical profession are fluent in “injury speak”, […]

My Dog Knows More About Injury Prevention Than You?

My Dog Knows More About Injury Prevention Than You?

All dog owners know about the “perimeter check”. It’s what dogs do to check that their territory is safe from unwanted visitors. They sniff every corner of their territory boundary (in our case it’s the back garden fence) and they do it EVERY day. But […]

How to Avoid Exercise Injuries (and it’s not what you think)

How to Avoid Exercise Injuries (and it’s not what you think)

This article by the U.S. National Library of Medicine is a classic example of standard injury prevention measures. The trouble is, although these measures have been recommended for decades, they simply don’t go far enough to actually prevent the majority of aches, pains and strains […]