Stretching: waste of time or worthwhile?
Head into an old regular gym, and you’re bound to see a bunch of people rolling around on foam rollers or balls, or doing some static stretching as part of their warm up. Why? Many people claim that these techniques can reduce pain and muscle tightness and improve mobility and range. They might be correct, but I have a question for you: Is this actually having a long term effect, and if it’s not, what’s the point? At this point, I might have a few people up in arms (I’m looki
What my injury taught me
Injuries are rarely considered to be something positive. After all, they cause us pain and usually require some level of regression in our training. I regularly coach athletes and clients who’ve suffered an injury, yet it’s not often that I discuss my own. My injury is one of the most important factors in my development. While being one of the most frustrating processes of my life, my injury and subsequent rehabilitation has given me more knowledge and experience than I ever