Shoulder impingement is a common problem among athletes, especially those involved in heavy resistance training. As such, today’s topic will focus primarily on shoulder impingement and acute (key word here: acute) partial rotator cuff (RC) tears for younger individuals involved in regular athletic activity. Shoulder pain, a common injury that affects millions, is the second … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview
Closed gyms. Limited home gym equipment. Canceled meets and competitions across the world. For avid fitness peeps, we live in a challenging time (to say the least). For the last couple weeks I've been flooded with questions and concerns about the "damage" being done from scaling back workouts. If you have concerns about losing muscle and/or … Continue reading Time Off From the Gym: How Much Time is Too Much?
Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.
Q: Do you recommend using caffeine to improve training and performance? A: Yes, and no. First off, I think it is reasonable to recommend caffeine products to improve physical performance under certain conditions. Studies have shown caffeine can be very effective among athletes to improve performance when taken ~60 minutes prior (always give yourself enough … Continue reading Caffeine Products to Improve Training? Keep These Things in Mind First.
*Warning, potential eating disorder trigger* Eating disorders (including binge-eating disorder) are a sensitive, yet important, subject to discuss with all my athletes. It’s no surprise that studies show an increased prevalence of disordered eating in athletes (especially when weight classes and competitive leanness is involved) when compared to the general population. Such disorders will … Continue reading Binge Eating Disorders: Yeah, Let’s Talk About Them.