Prehab and Rehab archive

Stronger By Science publishes articles on topics like lifting technique (squatbench, and deadlift), body composition and hypertrophyprogrammingnutritionprehab and rehab, and cardio.

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Risks of Returning to Training

After a forced layoff, everyone is excited to get back in the gym and “make up for lost time.” But are we at a greater risk of injury when returning after a period of time off? Doctor of Physical Therapy Jason Eure lays out the risks associated with ramping your training back up after a layoff and gives you the steps to reduce risk.

Injuries in Powerlifting: Basic Results

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.

Lumbar flexion

Should You Fear Lumbar Flexion?

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.

Training with biceps tendinopathy

Training with Biceps Tendinopathy

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 the tendon reactivity to subside, and attempt to build specific tendon capacity through direct training when tolerance allows. During the

Squatting with Patellar Tendinopathy

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

large man squats 405

The Science of Sore – DOMS explained

Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?

How to Prevent Muscle Strains

Key points A muscle strain occurs when the strain energy the muscle is forced to absorb exceeds the strength of the tissue. Two-joint muscles are more susceptible to muscle strains, and nothing increases your likelihood of a strain more than a previous strain in the same muscle. Proper warm-ups, developing adequate mobility, and avoiding excessive fatigue decrease your risk of a muscle strain. Background Few things are more annoying than injuries.  Your training is going well,

Benefits of Static Stretching Stretched out of Proportion?

When a single kilo on the bar or a hundredth of a second on the clock can mean the difference between first and second place, we want to be able to tease out the effects of every aspect of preparation. Of particular interest is stretching and whether or not it should be a part of athletes’ warm-up routines. For ages, we’ve been told to start our training sessions off with some light aerobic activity followed

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