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...]

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...]

How Inflammation Can Affect Recovery, Performance and Overall Wellness

How Inflammation Can Affect Recovery, Performance

An athlete is a study of change and adaptation through the medium of movement. Movement itself is a complex interaction of structure, function, physiology and behaviour (physical, mental and emotional). The proper manipulation of these interactions determines the integrity of the connective and soft … [Read more...]

Circuit Training for Lactate Tolerance, Better Recovery and Weight Loss

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I mentioned several years ago that a weight training program should be changed every 2 years.  The same applies for circuit training, but to a lesser degree.  I believe circuit training has its place in a Track and Field program (or any sport for that matter), from the youth level up to the Elite … [Read more...]

History of microStretching® (Part 1)

Nikos Apostolopoulos MicroStretching NBA

INTRODUCTION In 1986 I was exposed to the concept of stretching as a therapeutic tool from a dear friend of mine, Waldemar Matuskewski PhD. In 1995 I created and founded a therapy known as Stretch Therapy® which led to the development of the technique of microStretching®. The purpose of this blog … [Read more...]

Hurdle Hops and Extended Bounding [Part 2]

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This article is guest blogged by Fabien Ngô (Ph.D.), a sprint coach in Brussels and Montreal coaching primarily teenagers and masters age groups. He guest wrote How to Improve Your Last 100m in the 400m, Part 3 As well, he did an Interview with Pierre-Jean Vazel which is a must-read. Hurdle … [Read more...]

PODCAST on Microstretching Benefits

Nikos Apostolopoulos MicroStretching

I briefly discussed the benefits of Microstretching in my recent article How to Relieve Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).  There is pending research that Low intensity static stretching or Microstretching may be beneficial for DOMS, as well as improve your range of motion. You have to go … [Read more...]