Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we opened our series on hip pain with an article on how to rehab a hamstring strain. This week we’re going to discuss groin pain. Groin injuries commonly occur in sports with kicking, quick change of direction, twisting, and turning.4 While the amount of athletes sustaining this injuryContinue reading What Kind of Groin Pain Do You Have?
The hamstring strain is considered to be one of the most common injuries in athletics. It seems like you’re always hearing about a professional NFL or soccer player with a pulled hammy on ESPN. Research shows that depending on the sport, you’ll find hamstring stains can accounts for 8% to 25% of all reported injuries.1Continue reading How to Rehab a Hamstring Strain
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been covering the topic of knee pain. Today I want switch gears and introduce a new series on hip pain! Prevalence of Hip Pain in Athletes Hip injuries (including groin and hamstring injuries) are not as prevalent in weightlifting, powerlifting or CrossFit athletes whenContinue reading What Kind Of Hip Pain Do You Have?
Poor movement patterns (i.e. bad technique) is one of the most common reasons barbell athletes develop knee pain. Problems with knee control can sometimes be very glaring (such as an athlete who shows a significant knee collapse while performing a clean & jerk). Other times the problem can be very subtle and difficult to recognizeContinue reading How to Fix ‘Knee Cave’
Welcome back to Squat University! Today I want to introduce a simple guide to help you figure out which type of knee pain you may have. When most people develop knee pain while barbell training, they’ll receive a vague diagnosis from the doctor of “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome” (PFPS). Unfortunately this is a junk term thatContinue reading What Kind of Knee Pain Do You Have?
Welcome back to Squat University! We are currently on a series discussing the common squat injury of low back pain. Treating low back pain is no easy task. This is because there are so many different factors that can contribute to the development of pain in this area of the body. There are some treatmentsContinue reading 5 Principles of Low Back Pain Rehabilitation
What Causes Low Back Pain? Low back pain is considered to be one of the most prevalent injuries in weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit. Although common, there is no consensus on the most efficient way to treat this pain. This is because low back pain can be caused by many different factors. Unfortunately the vague termContinue reading What Causes Low Back Pain?
Welcome back to Squat University! For the next few weeks we are going to start a series of articles on common squat injuries. We will discuss WHY these injuries occur and also how to treat these injuries. Our goal is to bridge the gap between training, sports performance and rehab. We will be covering theContinue reading Common Squat Injuries
Imagine for a moment you got the chance to drive your dream sports car. As you sit in the drivers seat, you can feel the engine roar beneath your feet. Your body is pulled back into the seat as you step on the accelerator. After a few hours of driving you glance at the dashboardContinue reading Is It Really “No Pain, No Gain”?