Speed Kills! One of the greatest performance indicators for any sport is speed

Speed Kills! One of the greatest performance indicators for any sport is speed – pure and simple. Whether you’re a team, sprint, field, or endurance, the faster athlete will always have the advantage. However, that isn’t to say that speed is the only characteristic...

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...

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...

Developing the Shock Method Part 2: Exercise Prescription for the Specific Characteristics of the SSC

Developing the Shock Method Part 2: Exercise Prescription for the Specific Characteristics of the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) I discussed Elastic Energy Recoil and its role in the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) from the prior post. Moreover, I illustrated how to...

Tis the season to….. PUSH SLEDS!!!

Tis the season to..... PUSH SLEDS!!! As a Canadian Skeleton athlete, I have a slight bias for pushing sleds; however, that's not the reason why I love the sled for training, Aerobic training can be polarizing for improving performance, recomposing bodies, and...

Measures of fitness: Maximal Aerobic Capacity

Measures of fitness: Maximal Aerobic Capacity When setting goals for one’s self, these goals must have particular characteristics. One of these characteristics is measurability.  Measurability in this context is a metric that reflects a current position and a change...

Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What’s the difference

Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What's the difference In the western world of fitness and sports performance, the term PLYOMETRICS gets thrown around to describe explosive and ballistic styles of exercises. However, this misuse of the word has led to a misunderstanding of...

SPIRAL TAPING: A POSTURAL CUE

How does kinesiology tape create position and sense? Physical therapist and RockTape FMT instructor Dr. Joe LaVacca DPT shares some key ideas to the application of tape and talking to the brain via the skin. In this case, we’re taping for a postural cue....

DON’T FALL INTO A REHAB RUT! LAYER IN TOOLS TO GET YOUR PATIENTS & CLIENTS BACK IN THE GAME

Don’t fall into a rehab rut! Create meaningful movements for your clients by strategically layering in rehab tools like RockPods. In this example, RockTape FMT instructor Mike Stella, ATC demonstrates one of the many uses of RockPods as a tactile stimulus. While the...

TREATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS WITH ROCKTAPE & ROCKPODS

Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain, common in runners, overweight populations and those who wear shoes with inadequate support. Plantar Fasciitis can be a debilitating foot condition that affects the heel and the...

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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

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...

read more
Tis the season too..... PUSH SLEDS!!!

Tis the season to….. PUSH SLEDS!!!

Tis the season to..... PUSH SLEDS!!! As a Canadian Skeleton athlete, I have a slight bias for pushing sleds; however, that's not the reason why I love the sled for training, Aerobic training can be polarizing for improving performance, recomposing bodies, and...

read more
Measures of fitness: Maximal Aerobic Capacity

Measures of fitness: Maximal Aerobic Capacity

Measures of fitness: Maximal Aerobic Capacity When setting goals for one’s self, these goals must have particular characteristics. One of these characteristics is measurability.  Measurability in this context is a metric that reflects a current position and a change...

read more
Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What's the difference

Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What’s the difference

Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What's the difference In the western world of fitness and sports performance, the term PLYOMETRICS gets thrown around to describe explosive and ballistic styles of exercises. However, this misuse of the word has led to a misunderstanding of...

read more

SPIRAL TAPING: A POSTURAL CUE

How does kinesiology tape create position and sense? Physical therapist and RockTape FMT instructor Dr. Joe LaVacca DPT shares some key ideas to the application of tape and talking to the brain via the skin. In this case, we’re taping for a postural cue....

read more
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