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Clement Golliet: “Overhead Sport and Resistance Training”

22. March 2014

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Clement Golliet: “Overhead Sport and Resistance Training”

Overhead sports are more likely to develop muscular discrepancy, even more when athletes start at a young age. They will be more likely to experience bad posture and continued errors in technique, which would put them more at risk for injuries. The best way to avoid any complication is prevention, which is why technique and exercise choice are paramount in resistance training and cannot be done randomly.

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Dr. Bryon Weinberg: “Got Dorsiflexion? A Must For Tennis Players”

3. March 2014

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Dr. Bryon Weinberg: “Got Dorsiflexion? A Must For Tennis Players”

As a tennis player, most of us are always told to stretch. Okay, but stretch what? And why should I stretch? Also, what is stretching actually doing? As an athlete, we need reasons and goals attached to the activities we do, otherwise we are perhaps wasting time.

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Changing the Game Project: “Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Instead of Talent Identification”

20. December 2013

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Changing the Game Project: “Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Instead of Talent Identification”

Many youth sports coaches claim to be great talent identifiers, and point to the results of their 11 year all star team as proof. Yet they are not talent identifiers. They are talent selectors. The difference could not be more striking, or more damaging to our country’s future talent pool in many sports.

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Allen Fox: “Relaxation Helps Power and Speed”

16. December 2013

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Allen Fox: “Relaxation Helps Power and Speed”

I was watching a show on ESPN about famed pro football coach, Bill Walsh, who was particularly notable for his success in producing great quarterbacks (Joe Montana, San Francisco 49er Hall of Famer, amongst others). In describing Walsh’s techniques, one young quarterback told of how Walsh stood directly behind him in an early practice session and kept telling him to throw the ball “easier.” As he mastered the ability, under pressure, to throw the ball “easier,” the young man commented that it made his passes more accurate in addition to making the ball easier for his receivers to catch. What, you may ask, does this have to do with tennis? A great deal, it turns out.

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Clément Golliet: “Sit-ups”

25. November 2013

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Clément Golliet: “Sit-ups”

Sit-ups is one of the most used and well-known exercises. The sit-ups exercise and test has been widely performed, but does it have real benefits? Today there is enough data and scientific evidence available to do a critical analysis of its effectiveness and safety.

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Clément Golliet: “The Stitch During Exertion”

6. November 2013

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Clément Golliet: “The Stitch During Exertion”

The sore point sometimes felt in the abdomen during exertion is called a side stitch. It is also sometimes referred to as ETAP (exercise related transient abdominal pain). Its origins are various and it can create a discomfort which can become a stabbing pain either on the left or right side of the ribcage or in the middle of the stomach. In some instances the side stitch is not only caused by the reaction of the body during exertion, but also by the way people invest in their sport.

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