June 2017

Guest Blog: Stop Blaming Injuries on Bad Luck

Whether you're an athlete, sport coach, strength & conditioning coach, rehab pro, or weekend warrior you can't afford to keep chalking up injuries to bad luck. As soon as you do that you're suggesting that all training, nutrition, and recovery strategies are all for show. In other words you believe that there's little you can do about frustrating and debilitating injuries.

Sliding Techniques in Baseball: Which is Safer? Which is Faster?

If you've been paying attention to the Major League Baseball season, and particularly if you're an Angels fan, you've probably heard about Mike Trout's injury that is going to result in surgery and DL stint for the first time in his career.  Trout injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb while sliding head first into second base.  This is a somewhat common injury in baseball due the prevalence of head first sliding, which is why you see many players now donning a protective hand and finger guard while running the bases.  Clearly, this indicates that there is an increased risk