This is part 2 of our series of articles based on a yearlong injury study we (semi) recently concluded. In the first analytical look at the injury study data, we will be focusing on whether the people who sustained an injury during the course of the study differed from the people who didn’t sustain an injury.
Prehab and Rehab Articles
Lift Safely: Despite advancements in the scientific, medical, and athletic communities, rates of muscle strains have remained largely unchanged over the last 30 years. Learn How to Prevent Muscle Strains with this article.
In Episode 3, Greg and Eric answer listener questions about performance and recovery as you age, leucine, spinal loading and joint health, beltless training, the heath benefits of getting stronger, Terry Tao, and the reproducibility of exercise science research.
We recently completed a yearlong study assessing factors contributing to injury risk in powerlifters. This article is the first in a series detailing our results.
This article is a complete guide to lumbar flexion in lifting. We’ll cover neutral vs. flexion, research on how dangerous (or not) flexion really is, and how to educate your clients on safe practices.
Due to the significance of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, we’ve put together a list and short take-home message of many recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses so you can cut straight to the chase of the results.
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.
Key Points Direct tensile loading of the biceps tendon is relatively minimal within the major powerlifting movements. Excessive stress, leading to biceps tendinopathy, is probably due to compression of the tendon against the surrounding soft tissue and bony structures. It is best to simply reduce stress along the involved tendon by manipulating training variables, allow […]
Trying to squat with achy knees can be tricky – you don’t want to lose too much strength, but you want to the problem to go away. Here’s what you need to do
Troubleshoot and correct any issues and pain in your shoulders from bench press with these drills from Dean Somerset.
I’ve examined just about every warm-up imaginable. Here’s what you need to know about some of the popular methods out there.