Coaching with context provides clues and insights to best address your athletes. Constantly repeating your "golden" cues only stalls this process. Context-based coaching heavily outweighs the classic regurgitated information coaching style.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is degeneration of articular cartilage and can cause pain and reduced quality of life. Two of the most common areas to develop OA are the knees and hips. There is expected to be ~700% increase in knee joint replacements by the year 2030. In the United States alone, it affects over 27 million people. Some of the common risk factors include things such as previous injury, overuse, muscular weakness, obesity, ageing, and genetics. Currently, there is no cure for OA, so prevention is crucial.
Working on the skill of landing is just as important as jumping. This standing drop to jump sequence will help you do both.
Today's Edge: Just because the internet says an exercise is great, it doesn't mean it's great for you. Have you ever tried classic deadlifts and had trouble with form, pain or both? Before you give up on deadlifts all together try this landmine variation.
Today's Edge: I've posted before about how eggs are super nutritious, how they don't cause the cholesterol problems like many folks blame them for, and how evidence suggests that consuming 2-3 eggs per day is part of a healthy eating approach. Choosing the right eggs can be confusing. Let's make sense of all of the marketing jargon surrounding eggs so you can make the healthiest choice:
Cardio tends to be the go-to mode of exercise because it's easy to do on autopilot. This isn't a message to say cardio is bad; it's not.
The supplement aisle shouldn't be the first place you turn for vitamin D3. It's easy to get carried away with vitamin D3 supplementation. Try these 3 sources first:
Today's Edge: Friends don't let friends bear crawl with bad form.
What if your approach to networking is all wrong? Everyone is trying to grow their network when they should be trying to strengthen it.
It's not good enough to work hard in the offseason. You need to work hard on the right stuff:
Agility and change of direction speed are independent skills (read: different skills). However, many people continue to train and test them in the same way (shocking, I know…but as TDAE blog readers, you don’t have to be one of these people).
Push-ups done with poor form can cause low back pain and shoulder problems. Use this checklist to make sure you're a push-up pro 💪🏻:
Today's Edge: There could be some sneaky but easy to fix things that could be contributing to your low back pain:
Today's Edge: If you want to get faster, you'll need to train for horizontal force production. The Band Broad Jump will help you.
You wouldn't plant a rose in a garden of weeds and expect it to turn into a garden of roses. Stop looking for one food or nutrient to magically make you healthier.
Today's Edge: There's nothing worse than hammering away at the gym and not seeing results. When you first start a new training program, results can come quickly. Sometimes, after you've been following a plan for awhile the results start to level off. Here are 5 ways to responsibly spice up your workout program to help you bust through training plateaus:
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