Tourney Day? The first W you need is the Warmup:

Tourney Day? The first W you need is the Warmup: Looking back on my sports history, two of the most significant gaps pre-Achilles rupture were: 1. Warming up before beginning to play/compete 2. Cooling down after the game/event had wrapped During my recovery, these...

For Size and Fat Loss_ Levergaing GBC Training

For Size and Fat Loss_ Levergaing GBC Training With the recent resurgence of some of the late Charles Poliquin's work, I thought I would pay homage to one of my first exposures to one of his popularizations: German Body Composition (GBC). This will not be a historical...

Integrating strength training and conditioning.

Integrating strength training and conditioning. The term strength and conditioning is thrown around a lot nowadays in the fitness industry. Many times it’s associated with high-performance coaches and experts working with only the highest caliber of athletes. However,...

Time Under Tension – Hold ON!

  Building on my prior post on Tempo, Time Under Tension (TUT) is the next step in creating more targeted training programs. By having a goal TUT, we can target the specific training quality we want, whether it be power, strength, hypertrophy, or endurance. Time...

Tempo – Time to Stop and Smell the Flowers

When new trainees think about exercises, seldomly is the speed of execution a point of focus. Reps, sets, and the movement are typically at the forefront of their minds. However, this limited view can pigeon hold your thinking about what a ‘typical’ repetition...

The Comeback Track: Rebuilding Athleticism

We all know that building back after an injury is a challenging experience, physically as well as mentally. In the moment, there is the injury itself — the shock and disbelief, the frustration, the physical pain. Then there is the aftermath; the inability to interact...

Meet MoWaja!

Meet Our newest Ambassador MoWaja! Mo Waja is a pickleball player currently competing at the 4.5 level, and is our newest RockTape ambassador as well as a sponsored athlete under the banners of Engage Pickleball (Team Engage) and the Kitchen Dink apparel. Mo actively...

WHY TRAINERS ARE USING ROCKFLOSS FOR MARATHON TRAINING, REHAB & PERFORMANCE

WHY TRAINERS ARE USING ROCKFLOSS FOR MARATHON TRAINING, REHAB & PERFORMANCE As any athletic trainer marathon training would, Mitch Hauschildt has a foolproof game plan for optimizing runners’ performance during pre-marathon runs. Discover how to utilize soft...

Marathon Training With MS: The Benefits of Vibration Therapy

MARATHON TRAINING WITH MS: THE BENEFITS OF VIBRATION THERAPY Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that affects the nervous system. A major goal for people with MS is to stimulate and keep their nervous system functioning at a high level (without irritating...

Don’t Trip – Running With Drop Foot

DON’T TRIP – RUNNING WITH DROP FOOT Foot drop is a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, preventing flexing up the foot at the ankle. Runners experiencing “drop foot” typically alter their gait to compensate for the lack of mobility, which...

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Marathon Training With MS: The Benefits of Vibration Therapy

MARATHON TRAINING WITH MS: THE BENEFITS OF VIBRATION THERAPY Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that affects the nervous system. A major goal for people with MS is to stimulate and keep their nervous system functioning at a high level (without irritating...

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drop foot

Don’t Trip – Running With Drop Foot

DON’T TRIP – RUNNING WITH DROP FOOT Foot drop is a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, preventing flexing up the foot at the ankle. Runners experiencing “drop foot” typically alter their gait to compensate for the lack of mobility, which...

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The Role of the Coach

The Role of the Coach Though I have spent over half my life training, with the last ten years being in high-performance both as a coach and athlete, I will stand by that everyone needs a coach. The most common question I have when it comes to coaching is, why have a...

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Postural Taping for Runners

POSTURAL TAPING FOR RUNNERS As any athletic trainer marathon training would, Mitch Hauschildt has a foolproof game plan for optimizing runners’ performance during pre-marathon runs. Discover why proper posture can improve a runner’s breathing, stride, speed and...

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Increasing Sensation for MS Patients With IASTM

INCREASING SENSATION FOR MS PATIENTS WITH IASTM Neuropathy is one of the most frequent symptoms that dramatically reduces the quality of life for patients with Multiple sclerosis (MS). Massage therapy and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) can be...

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Resisted Running

Resisted Running – A Tool for Everyone

Resisted Running - A Tool for Everyone Resisted running | Typically relegated to sprinting individual athletes, resisted running is a novel method of creating additional demands for running. The academic literature is not entirely sold on whether resisted spriting is...

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Banged and Bruised – Keeping Myself in the Game

Banged and Bruised - Keeping Myself in the Game Not one of the first things that come to mind when thinking of individual time-trial style sports, but Skeleton isn’t the typical sport. In some instances, it can be faster to hit a wall than to try and avoid it. Because...

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