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Friends

Friends

We’ll be taking a little detour from our usual suspects today. This will be a short article but one that is heart felt. Suicide is actually a growing problem, locally and globally. Suicide affects athletes. 0.1% of high school athletes commit suicide (look it up). The easiest (though not necessarily most effective) way to prevent(…)

Tae Kwon Do injury rates

Tae Kwon Do injury rates

Tae Kwon Do (TKD) is a dynamic Olympic sport practiced throughout the world. Many children participate in it but few continue on to the elite levels (as with most things). Interestingly, while injury rates in European and American football are regularly talked about in the media at large, injury rates from martial arts never seem(…)

Occlusion training

Occlusion training

Occlusion training is very controversial. Cutting off the blood supply DURING exercise doesn’t exactly sound like a great idea. Depriving your muscles of oxygen and reducing their ability to shed metabolic waste products under physical stress can’t be good for you- can it? Cook, et al 2013 took 20 semi-professional European rugby players. 10 had(…)