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What is the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)? Part 1

Anatomy of the itb-syndrome

Anyone who regularly exercises, particularly runners, will often describe how their ITB (Ilio Tibial Band) is tight. For this reason, they will spend time at length “rolling out”, often enduring considerable pain, to "loosen up" the outer part of the thigh. And while you roll out in agony, the … [Read more...]

Coaching Strategies For Barrier Heights During Plyometrics

multiple box jumps plyometics

This article is guest posted by Robert Marchetti of Rider University and organizer of the LinkedIn Track and Field Coaches Group with over 6000+ coaches. Robert also wrote Solving the Problem of a Short Step Phase Triple Jump. Coaching Strategies For Barrier Heights During Plyometrics This … [Read more...]

Anatomy Train & the Missing Link: The Importance of Slings & Chains in Athletes

anatomy trains

The human body is made up of approximately 206 bones, 340 joints, 640 muscle and 900 ligaments. These are rather big numbers when you add them together, and this doesn't include the dense and complex neurological system that coordinates all these processes. None of these 2086 structural … [Read more...]

Comprehensive Recovery Training for Athletes [Part 1]

Electrical Muscle Stimulation photo by Derek Hansen

I don’t think that there exists a complete guide for athletes that tackles the underrated topic of “Recovery-Regeneration” strategies. In this part one of a multi-part series, I’m going to disclose all of the scientific and practical information that I know of on this topic. In short, I need to … [Read more...]