Injury Risk From Returning To Sports Too Fast
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by Velocity Sports Performance
3w ago
Detraining during injury and a quick return will increase injury risk The injury risk while returning to sports after time off is greater than most coaches realize. That time off may be anything from offseasons, in-season holidays, or unfortunately injury. Preventing injuries has to be one of the highest priorities for coaches, teams, and organizations as athletes return to sports after time off.  What’s the point of getting back to practice, if our athletes are getting hurt and missing sport anyway? The detraining they have gone through means the athlete’s returning aren’t the same ones ..read more
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Rebuild, Remodel, and Restore to Get Rid of Elbow Pain
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by Velocity Sports Performance
5M ago
Guest post from Vive Recovery Studio. Elbow tendons are common sites of overuse injury in many athletes and active individuals. Tendonitis of the medial and lateral tendons often goes by names like Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Little League elbow, and Swimmers elbow. If you’re struggling with elbow pain, understanding the causes and effective strategies for recovery can make a world of difference. The Injury Elbow tendonitis, or more accurately tendonosis in some cases, occurs when the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the elbow joint become inflamed or damaged due to repetitive stre ..read more
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Unlocking Tennis Performance: The Power of Tennis-Specific Training
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by Velocity Sports Performance
8M ago
At Velocity Sports Performance, we understand why you may be seeking tennis-specific training. We also understand the unique challenges that tennis players face when it comes to improving their game. One common mistake we often see is players spending so much time on the court without incorporating off-court training that can enhance overall athleticism. The allure of sport-specific training makes sense. It’s time to find the right balance and unlock your true potential. Tennis-Specific Training: Unleashing Your Full Potential Let’s clear the air and define what “tennis-specific” really means ..read more
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Is Icing Injuries Good or Bad: Debunking the Cold Therapy Conundrum
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by Velocity Sports Performance
8M ago
Guest Post from: Vive Recovery Studio Is icing really the cool solution for your injury? Let’s break it down for competitive athletes and recreational adult athletes who are grappling with pain or injury and questioning whether icing injuries is good or bad? The answer may surprise you. The Icing Dilemma: Two Perspectives Contrary to the pro-icing camp, another perspective emphasizes the importance of allowing the body’s natural healing process to unfold without interference. This viewpoint argues that ice disrupts the natural inflammatory stages necessary for optimal tissue he ..read more
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Preventing Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Sports: Capacity vs. Overload
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by Velocity Sports Performance
9M ago
Are you an athlete who loves sports like baseball, volleyball, or tennis? Are you a parent or coach of a young athlete involved in these overhead sports? If so, it’s important to understand how to prevent shoulder injuries, as they are common in these activities. In this article, we will provide you with some valuable tips and insights to keep your shoulders healthy and strong. Understanding the Causes of Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries in overhead sports often occur due to a combination of factors. One crucial aspect is the capacity of the body to handle the demands placed on it. When the ..read more
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Is Lifting Overhead Safe? It Depends.
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by Velocity Sports Performance
10M ago
As a physical therapist specializing in sports rehabilitation, I often encounter questions and concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of overhead shoulder exercises. Today, I want to address these concerns and shed light on the importance of incorporating these exercises into your fitness routine. So let’s dive in! The Power of Overhead Shoulder Exercises Overhead lifting exercises, such as shoulder presses, pull-ups, and barbell snatches, have gained popularity among fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike. And for good reason! They are fantastic for building muscle and strength in yo ..read more
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The Role of Scapular Control in Preventing Shoulder Injuries
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by Velocity Sports Performance
10M ago
Expert Advice for Parents and Coaches of Young Athletes and Athletes Shoulder injuries can be a common concern in sports that involve repetitive overhead movements. However, by understanding the importance of scapular control, you can significantly reduce the risk of shoulder injuries. In this article, we will explore the role of scapular control and provide valuable tips to help prevent shoulder injuries. Why Scapular Control Matters The shoulder is a complex joint that allows for a wide range of motion. However, this mobility also makes it susceptible to injury, especially during sports that ..read more
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The Kinetic Chain in Overhead Sports: A Linked System
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by Velocity Sports Performance
10M ago
This article aims to provide valuable insights and practical knowledge to athletes and coaches involved in overhead sports. By understanding the body as a linked system, you can optimize performance and minimize the risk of injuries. Introduction In overhead sports, such as throwing, serving, or pitching, athletes and coaches are seeking ways to improve performance. Just as importantly, they are trying to reduce ever-present shoulder and arm injuries. One crucial concept that holds the key to achieving these goals is understanding the body as a linked system. Its the kinetic chain as a linked ..read more
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The 5/3/1 Training Method: A Guide to Building Strength and Improving Human Performance
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
The 5/3/1 training method is a popular strength training program created by Jim Wendler that focuses on core lifts. In the case of April’s Human Performance Program its of squat, deadlift, and split-squat. The program is designed to help lifters increase their strength and improve their overall human performance. Here are some key points to keep in mind: How it works The 5/3/1 method is based on a four-day training schedule, with each day focusing on one of the main lifts. The lifter performs three sets of five reps on the first week, three sets of three reps on the second week, and one set o ..read more
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Velocity’s Human Performance Program: Strength Program 23.1
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
Velocity’s Human Performance Program for the month of March is an accumulation block to build strength.  It is also designed to improve muscle strength, joint stability, mobility, and core strength. The program is based on a traditional Bill Starr 5×5 program and incorporates tempo training and kettlebell exercises in supersets. Bill Starr 5×5 Program The Bill Starr 5×5 program is a popular strength training program developed by Bill Starr, a well-known strength coach in the 1970s. The program is designed to build strength and muscle mass using a simple yet effective approach. Brief Histo ..read more
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