By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES There has been much debate on proper squat techniques. Is it proper to maintain a vertical shin and prevent the knees from going beyond the toes? Is it better to squat and allow the knee to go beyond the toes? The
The foot and ankle complex is responsible for withstanding a high amount of contact force through ground reactive forces. Poor biomechanics can lead to a variety of other problems throughout the kinetic chain. Something commonly seen as a result of this in multisport athletes is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS).
Suprascapular nerve palsy is a condition in which the suprascapular nerve is entrapped cutting off nerve supply to the supraspinatus muscle and potentially the infraspinatus muscle. The suprasacpular nerve arises out of the C5/C6 nerve roots and passes through the suprascapular notch under the suprascapular ligament. After it passes through this
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Medicine Ball Slams A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning earlier this year examined the effects of core strength on the measure of power in the extremities. There has been several studies showing evidence of core strength on injury
Lately, there seems to have been a huge surge behind wearing compression clothing. Even as a techno-savvy triathlete, the compression clothing was something I always wondered about. Mainly, on whether the extent that some of my fellow endurance athletes wear this is even warranted. Sure, I have a pair of