Load versus capacity. The source of ALL pain and injury.

Throughout the history of mankind, every injury that has occurred can be traced back to a single culprit: The amount of load placed on the body exceeded the body’s capacity to handle it. Back pain, an ACL tear, “tight” traps. It doesn’t matter. Load exceeded capacity. To illustrate this, I want you to think…

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What it really means to be an “old” athlete.

There’s a lot of misconceptions about aging. Yes, once we hit about 35 years old, it is true that our VO2 max and stroke volume will incrementally diminish and we gradually lose muscle mass. However, this is all relative. Compared to a sedentary person, these declines happen more slowly for…

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Myths and Truths of the Pregnant Athlete

Being pregnant is an exciting and nerve-racking experience for a woman, and for athletes it can bring a whole world of unknown. How hard can I push? When should I scale back? And how soon can I return to training postpartum? I’m here to provide some insight and peace of…

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Gardeners and farmers are better than you.

You may think you’re fit, and you probably are. But guess what? Your overall well-being probably isn’t as favorable as that of a gardener or a farmer, unless you are one. A team of researchers at VitalityPro analyzed data on dozens of different sportsmen and women, as well as studies on the…

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