Knowledge Base

  • Are You on the Edge of Over Training?

  • Published on Jul 12 2017

    High intensity levels or large training volumes are often required for athletes to achieve gains in performance. However, training at high intensity increases the risk for injury and fatigue due to overtraining.  Proper training requires a balance between overload and recovery. Inadequate rest... Read More

  • Is it Okay to Foam Roll the IT Band?

  • Published on Jul 06 2017

    Iliotibial band (ITB) foam rolling has become a controversial topic that has garnered much debate recently. The short answer, yes you can roll the IT band!  However, there are a few key points to make your foam rolling more effective.  Understanding the basic anatomy and function of the ITB can... Read More

  • The Biomechanics of Shoulder Impingement

  • Published on Jun 26 2017

    The glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) is the most moveable joint in the body. This is partially due to its shape. The head of the humerus (upper arm bone) is shaped like a ball that fits into a socket on the end of the scapula called the glenoid fossa. This joint works similar to the way a... Read More

  • I injured my calf...

  • Published on Jun 20 2017

    “Tennis leg” is a common acute mid-calf injury often seen in middle-aged tennis players and runners. The pain is usually caused by an incomplete rupture of the medial (inside) gastrocnemius (calf) muscle. This injury often occurs during a sudden contraction of the calf muscles while the knee is... Read More

  • Managing Hypertension in Athletes

  • Published on Jun 06 2017

    Hypertension (HTN), or high blood pressure, is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease among athletes. HTN is divided into three classifications. Prehypertension is a bloods pressure over 120/80 but less than 140/90. Stage 1 HTN is a blood pressure of 140/90 to 160/100. Stage 2 HTN is a blood... Read More

  • When Rest Isn't Best

  • Published on Jun 01 2017

    Rest, icing, compression, and elevation (RICE) are commonly recommended for sports injuries such as strains, sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral disorder, or IT band syndrome. However, prolonged rest results in rapid deconditioning and can lead to a cycle of chronic... Read More

  • Are You Getting Enough Protein?

  • Published on May 25 2017

    There are a lot of myths surrounding what is the right amount of protein to include in your diet.  Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, odds are you probably have more than enough protein from consuming a well-rounded diet.  The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein in males and females... Read More

  • Are Energy Drinks Safe for Athletes?

  • Published on May 23 2017


    The recent death of a teen due to caffeine-induced sudden cardiac death (SCD) raises concerns about the safety of caffeine use during exercise. Although millions of athletes consume energy drinks daily without adverse effects, there are rare cases in which caffeine causes... Read More