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This 5 Drill Warm-Up Will Help Athletes Conquer Knee Valgus

Knee Valgus. Two words no coach or athlete wants to hear, see or experience with regularity. Unfortunately, those two dreadful words are insanely c...

Are Bad Landing Mechanics Slowly Breaking Down Your Body?

In the world of sports performance, we're obsessed with force production. How much force can our muscles produce, and how fast can they do it? J...

Prevent ACL Injuries in Women's Basketball with a Two-Step Deceleration Drill

There are several reasons why a female basketball player has a 50 percent greater likelihood of suffering a non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (AC...

2 Agility Drills for Basketball Quickness

Agility is based on a fast change of direction, but no matter how fast your car is... if you don't have good brakes you are gonna crash. Same goes for a...

6 Simple Tips to Prevent Knee Injuries

Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries During the New School Sports Year By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Watching an athlete grab their painful knee on the turf,...

Strengthening Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain

Stronger hips may lead to less knee pain We ask the knee joint to function as a dynamic stabilizer allowing for force production and transmission from...

How to Prevent Pre-Season Injuries, Part 2: ACL Exercises

One of the things athletes fear most is suffering an ACL injury. ACL tears are devastating. They can immediately change an entire season. The injure...

Knee Injury Rehab

When rehabbing a nasty knee injury, there are two key factors—creating equal strength in your leg muscles, and working on balance. According to J...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome [ITBS]

Dan Graham, assistant athletic trainer for the University of Georgia track and field team, lays out some essential 411 about ITBS and how to treat it....

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