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Is Static Stretching Bad?

In recent years, dynamic stretching has gained recognition as the best stretching method to prepare for sports; but in the meantime, many people took this to mean that static stretching is “bad.”  Is static stretching truly bad? Does static stretching negatively impact performance? Should static stretching be avoided altogether? In this article, we discuss how …

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Amplify Your Warm-Up: How to Implement a Dynamic Warm-Up with Female Athletes to Prevent Injuries, Enhance Performance, and Catapult Their Career

How To Design a Dynamic Warm-Up To Help Female Athletes Prevent Injuries, Enhance Performance, and Catapult Their Career (Part II)

If female athletes are still starting practice with “two laps and static stretches”, it’s time to amplify their warm-up routine and set them up for success, not injury. Find out how to prevent injuries and enhance performance with a step-by-step dynamic warm-up, like professional coaches and trainers are doing with elite athletes. For many years, …

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ACL Re-injury: A College Athlete’s Journey through a Torn ACL…Not Once, But Twice

Sam’s Story: *Name changed to protect the identity of the athlete. It was early spring of 2020 and Sam was eager to prove herself on the soccer field in an off-season scrimmage against a neighboring university. She chased after a ball and attempted to evade an opponent. She planted her right foot and initiated a …

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PSIA-AASI Podcast: Get Knee Smart with ACL Strong Tips

In an interview with George Thomas, from the Professional Ski Instructors Association and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), we discuss best strategies to physically prepare for snow-skiing and snowboarding, specifically to protect your knees.  We talk about the important pillars of injury prevention training and how this specific type of training reduces the risk …

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The Secret Weapon that Successful Coaches use to Start a Season Strong, while the Competition is Left Standing Still

Successful coaches have a developed strategy for facilitating a championship season. They don’t just rely on good players and luck. The strategy is in motion long before the season begins, and this “secret weapon” is helping their teams fly through the starting line at a strong pace, while the competition is left standing still. Here …

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