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Field and Court Athlete Agility

Knee Injury Prevention So why am I getting hurt? Welcome back, nerds. This blog will focus on the agility field/court athletes with lateral movements that include (but are not limited to) soccer, football, rugby, field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. These sports are specifically called out because they often have non-contact knee ligament tears that can […]

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Overhead Athlete Injury Prevention

… So why am I getting hurt? Welcome back, nerds. This blog will focus on athletes that do an overhead (throwing) motion, which include (but are not limited to) baseball, softball, soccer goalkeepers, football quarterbacks, and cricket players. These sports were specifically called out because they often “short arm” their throwing motion – which means

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The Phases of ACL Injury Recovery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries among the young athletic population, with the highest incidence affecting males and females ages 14-25. ACL injuries occur most in physically demanding sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. The ACL has an important role in keeping the tibia (shin bone)

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Youth Athlete Training in Carlsbad

Importance of Proper Youth Training Protocols

Training the youth athlete effectively takes thought, adherence to science-based modalities, patience and always a bit of fun!  With the proper type of programming, training youth athletes can produce measurable results rather quickly, while still maintaining a safe environment that leads to building a foundation of efficient movement skills for the future. Many of us

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Student Athlete Training in Carlsbad

NAKOA has innovative approach to train Pacific Ridge athletes

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 were playing for his club lacrosse team when his hip suddenly tightened up during a game. “I could tell right away something

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Athlete Performance Training in Carlsbad

Science + Perspective When Training Action Sports Athletes

I’m not a huge fan of terms like “skate-specific workout” 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

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Kettlebell Exercise in Carlsbad

Common Kettlebell Workout Mistakes

The Kettlebell can be one of the best exercise tools available when done correctly and when done incorrectly the Kettlebell could be one the most hated exercise tools available. Like any exercise worth its weight or worth doing, doing Kettlebell exercises is a skill that needs to be practiced and honed in. Something that requires skill is not

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