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The Secret of Professional Athletes

Nick Miller treats LaShawn Merritt

For most people experiencing an injury is a setback. It may be in the form of time off work or cessation of an exercise routine. Though this may be frustrating it is never more so than for the athlete. Little niggles and strains can be major setbacks in preparation for competitions and the … [Read more...]

What is Pain? What causes Pain?

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In the previous article, pain was defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as a subjective feeling associated with tissue damage. In other words, if a person senses or creates pain they are eliciting an inflammatory response caused by soft tissue damage. In an article … [Read more...]

The Long and Short of Tight Muscles

Nick Miller treats LaShawn Merritt

This article is guest posted by Dr Nicholas Miller, a Chiropractor & Kinesiologist.  He lives and practices at HealthSpace Lane Cove in Sydney, Australia. At some point in your life, you may have gone to a therapist, for them to say to you ‘wow, you’re tight’. This visit would shortly be … [Read more...]

Jonas TD: Acceleration and Maximal Velocity Mechanics in Sprints and Jumps

Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo

Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo was a part of the UK Athletics Apprentice Coach program in the 4 year lead up to the London 2012 Olympics, working with world renowned coaches Dan Pfaff and Stuart McMillan. His experience in sport is not limited to athletics, as he has worked with rugby for … [Read more...]

Why Do You Hear the Gun AFTER the Sprinters Leave the Blocks?

Olympic 100m Start and Starting Blocks

Why do we hear the pistol after the athletes are off their blocks? Those of you that have been lucky enough to have watched sprinting events from close up will probably have noticed the following: If a traditional starting gun is used to start the athletes, you appear to hear the pistol … [Read more...]

Evaluating New Athletes into your Sprint Program

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How do you evaluate an athlete when they first enter your program? This question is part of my new book coming out titled, Sprinter’s Compendium: a “one stop shop” for theory and practical information for any coach looking for real world strategies to improve sprint training for any type of … [Read more...]

How to Treat Pain and the Modern Gordian Knot Analogy

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This article questions the methods that are currently used to treat athletes, calling for a new paradigm shift. It presents the story of the Gordian Knot and Alexander the Great and how new ways of thinking spark new frontiers The legend mentions that the 23-year-old Alexander the Great was faced … [Read more...]