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The Best Way to Foam Roll Your Tight Calf Muscles

There's a fine line between pushing your body to achieve new running goals, and over-reaching your way into injury. Experienced athletes will tell...

Single-Sport Athletes Have a Much Higher Risk of Injury. Here's What They Can Do to Combat It

As competitive as sports are today, young athletes are specializing earlier and earlier each year. Where once seeing athletes playing 3-plus sports wa...

Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

How You Sleep, Eat and Hydrate Matters More Than Any Other Recovery Technique

Every athlete I train is looking for that edge that can put them over the top. Most young athletes believe that if they simply lift weights more of...

Why Training to Failure Can Actually Hinder Your Strength, Power and Explosiveness Gains

Training to failure. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it refers to performing as many reps during a set as you possibly can. Only once your body...

New Study Reveals Whole Eggs Build Muscle Drastically Better Than Egg Whites

Want to get jacked? Don't lose the yolk. That's the takeaway from a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that found pos...

2 Easy Tactics for Quicker Workout Recovery

Stress levels for athletes are almost always high. Stress coming from coaches, school and personal life create a huge need for recovery. Unfortunately...

This Pitching Recovery Workout Will Help Maintain Your Throwing Shoulder

Pitching is a high risk, high reward sporting event, and small variances – a few inches or miles per hour – can be the difference between a scholarship...

The Potential Downsides of a Post-Workout Ice Bath

The Ice bath have long been thought to assist in recovery and provide greater results for athletes. After all, if the pros do it, we should too, right?...

4 Benefits of a Sports Massage for Athletes

Massages aren't exclusively for relaxing spa days. According to Dr. Matt Stevens, owner of Pure Physio (Strongsville, Ohio), a regular sports massage ...

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