Posts in "Recovery"

3 Strategies to Maximize Recovery

3 Strategies to Maximize Recovery

Today’s “Throwback Thursday” post covers three powerful strategies to maximize recovery. Interestingly, I wrote another post on this exact topic recently that almost identically mirrors my thought process from 2009. In other words, over 4 years after this post was written, what I view as three of the most powerful recovery strategies has not changed… Read more

5 Ways Breathing Affects Sport Performance

5 Ways Breathing Affects Sport Performance

Being a strength coach and a manual therapist has given me a different perspective on how important it truly is to assess athletes for structural and functional limitations and address them before they become serious injuries and surgeries. Exercises that revolve around optimizing breathing patterns have become a big piece of that equation for me… Read more

Chest Breathing vs. Belly Breathing

Chest Breathing vs. Belly Breathing

When I first started learning about breathing, it was within the context of “chest breathing is bad, belly breathing is good.” The short explanation for this thought process is that belly breathing is driven by the diaphragm, whereas chest breathing is driven by “accessory” respiration muscles and ultimately leads to dysfunction and/or pain. This explanation… Read more

Overtraining and Recovery

Overtraining and Recovery

A couple days back I posted an article discussing important recovery strategies that every athlete should focus on regularly. If you missed that, I’d encourage you to check it out here: 3 Powerful Recovery Strategies for Athletes The suggestions in that article aren’t things that most kids aren’t already aware of. That said, they also… Read more

3 Powerful Recovery Strategies for Athletes

3 Powerful Recovery Strategies for Athletes

I hope you had a great weekend. I had a busy few days as I spent Friday and Saturday with the US Women’s Olympic Team, then headed a little north to watch UMass Lowell’s home opener with my friend Devan McConnell. As always, it was great to work with all the girls and the coaching,… Read more