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Basics of Injury Prevention Do you know the caution signs? If you listen well enough, your body typically alerts you when an injury is imminent, giving you a window of time for prevention. The easiest way to listen is to first understand the 3 categories of caution signs. We’ll use the basic rules of a traffic light, meaning that there will be RED signs, YELLOW signs, and GREEN signs. As I hope you understand, RED signs means STOP, YELLOW means proceed with CAUTION, and GREEN means you’re good to GO. Let’s start

Developing Healthy Student-Athletes at Pacific Ridge School by Macaroni Kid Carlsbad  According to non-profit Common Sense Media, teens consume an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, with tweens averaging six hours. With that kind of online connectivity, it’s important for adolescents and teenagers to develop healthy physical, mental, social and emotional skills. School athletics can help build all of these, and the best environments are those in which students are supported by athletic and academic mentors, along with their peers. The athletic program at Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is

Some of NAKOA’s top action sports athletes just wrapped up a bountiful trip to Minnesota, bringing back some serious hardware from another successful run at the Summer X Games.  We wanted to give you a little glimpse into how our team prepares these athletes for one of the biggest events of the year. Our BMX SPARTANS  @chadkerley Both Dennis Enarson and Chad Kerley are home-grown San Diego products and absolute LEGENDS in the BMX world.  That status has only grown since they began training at NAKOA with Coach John Welch. Based on their

NAKOA coaches are working with Pacific Ridge athletes to incorporate strength, conditioning, speed and agility into the school's PE classes. CARLSBAD – In December, Carlsbad resident and Pacific Ridge School sophomore Kai Kelly was playing for his club lacrosse team when his hip suddenly tightened up during a game. "I could tell right away something wasn't right," he said. Kelly and his family turned to Carlsbad's NAKOA Fitness and Physical Therapy for help and he soon started an extensive rehab program for what turned out to be a labral tear in his hip. After 12 weeks of

I'm not a huge fan of terms like "skate specific work out" or "strength and conditioning for surfers." At the end of the day, action sports athletes require improvement of the same physical qualities that conventional athletes require. Qualities such as strength, power, flexibility, and energy system development.   For example, a skateboarder may not need a 400-pound deadlift, but he can absolutely benefit from improvements in strength. It's not just his or her muscles that get stronger. The integrity of ligaments, tendons, and bone density improve.  This means when high impact landings occur,

It may not get very cold in San Diego in the winter, but if you are feeling chilly, this posole recipe is perfect to enjoy a bowl of cozied up on the couch. Not only does it taste amazing, you'll see just how easy it is to prepare! Posole Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (chopped) 1 can roasted diced tomatoes 2 tomatoes (chopped) 4 bone in chicken thighs 2 medium cans of white hominy 4 cups chicken

Two Saturdays ago I found myself arriving home around midnight, after more than a couple celebratory IPAs and an ill-advised whiskey nightcap.  Sleep was in major need but not gonna happen, as I was still buzzing from my friend Keanu Asing’s requalification on the Championship Tour.  So I decided to throw on one of my favorite movies of all time, Platoon.  One of the great scenes in the movie is when Tom Berenger’s vicious Sgt. Barnes walks in on a group of soldiers plotting to kill him.  The scene ends

It might feel like summer lasts forever in San Diego, but according to Google the actual last day of summer is September 22nd… and that’s coming up quick! When summer first started did you have all sorts of plans in mind of how you were going to take advantage of the beautiful weather and care-free vibes? But then, suddenly, it’s two months in and maybe you’ve hit the beach twice and grilled a hot dog once? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. You can still make the most of

Reason #1 DUH! It's the day after my birthday! My birthday is July 3rd, so it ends up being a party weekend. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and on July 3rd we would have a huge event called Red, White, and Boom.  It was always on my birthday in downtown Columbus.  The night consisted of food, booze, and fireworks, and my dad said the fireworks were for my birthday.  I believed him then and I still do! Reason #2 Who doesn't like to deck out in red, white, and blue?  It's a

Who doesn't love a day of celebration with friends and family?! Memorial Day is just around the corner and with it, a great opportunity for a beach day, BBQ, and lots of quality time with friends and family. In our busy world, it's easy to get caught up in the day to day. While it's great to be present and live in the moment, it's times like these that it's important for us to also remember and honor the past. We have been awarded this holiday because of our brave fellow

How many times have you fought for a parking spot to hike Torrey Pines or conquered Mt. Woodsen Trail for the perfect Instagram photo on top of Potato Chip Rock? Probably more than once and it’s the perfect time of year to explore the other incredible hikes San Diego has to offer! It’s time to give some credit to some of San Diego County’s lesser-known hikes so next weekend try exploring one of these hidden gems. Cedar Creek Falls (Devil’s Punchbowl) Distance: 6mi Okay, maybe you have heard of this one BUT there’s