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Acute to Chronic Workload Ratios in Baseball

As the season fires up baseball athletes everywhere will be preparing their body for practices and games.  Understanding workloads and what an athlete is prepared for is incredibly important to keeping injuries at bay.  The acute to chronic ratio is nothing more than an athlete being prepared for what they’re about to do.  This article was written for elitebaseballperformance.com. Acute …

Single Leg Lowering

A great way to stretch the hamstrings is with our exercise Single Leg Lowering. It’s the beginner progression for our SL Lowering series. I believe we got this from Gray Cook, but it’s been so long ago that I’m not 100% positive. It’s a great exercise for those tight in the hammies. Remember to always stretch the front side of the …

Lower Crossed Syndrome II

Yesterday we touched on lower crossed syndrome.  Today, lets take a look at the steps we use to reset normal function.   We know that by definition lower crossed syndrome is when one side is inactive or inhibited due to lifestyle, training, etc, and the other side is over-active, or short.  Often times resetting the optimal length and stiffness on one …

Lower Crossed Syndrome

I came across something in a past article this afternoon that I’m going to expand on.   Knowing many coaches out there may not understand this concept I thought I would break it down a little more clearly.  The concept is that of the lower crossed syndrome.  If any of you have read Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill  then …

Strains

Today we’ll stay on with the topic of pain and dysfunction from the day before.  Lets talk soft tissue injuries in the form of strains and pulls instead of the overuse joint pain we discussed earlier.  Again sticking to the concept, the problem isn’t where it always seems.  Let’s talk about soft tissue injuries now such as a quad, or hamstring …