The Injury Prevention Myth

The Injury Prevention Myth

Injury prevention is a myth.

No amount of exercises, mobility drills, or stretching will ever be enough to PREVENT injury. Sometimes injuries just happen.

So if you can’t prevent injury, what can you do? There is a significant amount of research showing that strength, coordination, mobility, neuromuscular control, balance, and training habits can REDUCE the RISK of injury. YES, I know it feels like I’m splitting hairs here between “prevention” and “risk reduction”, but there is a huge difference in connotation and the mentality associated with those words.


Now is the Time - Defining the Cause and Effect Relationship

Now is the Time - Defining the Cause and Effect Relationship

Let’s not think just about what the next season is and, by default, let it dictate what we do. Let’s not continue going from one race to the next, one season to the next, expecting change (an effect) that has not been caused. Instead, let’s think deeper about what we can start putting into practice this present season in order to positively effect the next.  

Altitude Sickness: HAPE and HACE

Altitude Sickness: HAPE and HACE

Living at roughly 4800 feet definitely has its benefits. However, many of us seek elevations greater than this. With significant and sudden gains, altitude sickness can set in. We know it is due to the higher elevation and the drop in oxygen, but what is really going on?