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) from moving anterior or forward in relation to the femur (thigh bone). In other words, the ACL is an extremely important ligament that keeps the knee stabilized while doing anything athletic such as running, jumping,
Depth Jump: Start by standing on a box with one foot forward and arms up in preparation to snap them back with the hips. Allow yourself to fall toward the ground, and on impact, immediately force the ground away with minimal ground contact. Land on the box in front if you. Your landing position may vary based on goals. Tall, power, or deceleration landings can all be used. Rotation may be used also as a variable as you see @shecks demonstrating below. Speed squats with accommodating resistance: Speed squats with chains or bands
Medicine Balls, the go-to tool for developing power for centuries!! If it was good enough for gladiators, why aren’t you using it; they are simple to use, great for getting out that stress and aggression, and your power development will be greatly improved! Safe for all ages and ability levels, this tool is a must-have in your training arsenal! At NAKOA we love to utilize numerous medicine ball exercises in our programs, whether it is for our youth camps, regular group classes, personal training clients or for our elite athletes. As
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
The idea of swimming 2.4 miles, then hopping on a bike for 112 miles, and finishing off with a marathon, all in one day, is not fun. In fact, it is downright masochistic, and sadistic in its nature. So why do endurance athletes do it? To push their mind and body past their pain threshold and show in the furnace of adversity, how far the human spirit can take them. I was one of these athletes, and let me tell you, completing one of these events liberates you like you have
Maintain proper posture while sitting. If you sit at a desk all day you know very well the hip and back stiffness and poor posture that comes as a result. With a little bit of work using these exercises, you can relieve that stiffness and maintain, or regain that perfect posture!
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