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Should You Use Ice Baths For Recovery?

Ice baths, aka Cold Water Immersion (CWI) has been a staple recovery protocol among athletes of many different sports due to the low cost and relative ease of implementation. However, the current literature is conflicting in regards to the physical,

Strength & Conditioning

The Real Cause Of Muscle Cramp

A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary, painful contraction of a muscle [1, 2]. As an athlete, I’m sure we’ve all experienced this phenomenon typically in our lower limb area. Muscle cramps are the most common conditions that require medical

Strength & Conditioning

Stop Creating Robots. We Need Creativity.

I had the new Netflix Documentary “Brene Brown – the Call to Courage” recommended to me by my fiancé. If you haven’t watched it, it is a very good talk on all things courage, vulnerability and relationships. While there are

Injury Prevention, Strength & Conditioning

The Myth of Core Stability

Core training is a staple in most athletes and general fitness goers training programs. “Core” stability training arrived around the end of the 1990s and was largely derived from studies that demonstrated change in timing of activation of the trunk

Speed & Power, Strength & Conditioning

A Novel Way To Get Faster Using Blood Flow Restriction

We have written many articles on improving sprint speed through many modalities of training. However, we have yet to write about getting faster without sprinting. It seems like a sham, how can you get faster without running fast? One 2014

Strength & Conditioning

The Best Grip Width For The Bench Press

For continuity, studies mentioned in this article involved participants that were competitive national to international level powerlifters or trained individuals with a minimum bench press training experience of 2 years [1,2]. The three grip widths are defined as, narrow, the

Strength & Conditioning

Does Strength Training Help Sports Performance?

It is a common belief that strength training should be an important part to an athlete’s preparation. Strength training has been shown to improve strength, power and speed while also increasing muscle mass and decreasing risk of injury [1]. The

Strength & Conditioning

Do Compression Tights Work For Recovery?

Compression tights have been around a while now in sporting populations and have made their way into the mainstream fitness population. Potentially, compression tights can minimise the symptoms of exercise induced muscle damage that typically occurs from unaccustomed or eccentric exercise, such

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