Posts in "Stretching"

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you foam roll your IT band? This is a question that has perplexingly persisted at the forefront of arguments within the rehabilitation and fitness fields for several years. The topic took social media, annoyingly, by storm last week, as everyone linked to a recent post from Dr. Andrew Franklyn-Miller: Ilio-Tibial Band: Please do not… Read more

3 Rolling Exercises You Should Be Doing

3 Rolling Exercises You Should Be Doing

As a final reminder my 4th of July Sale ends Friday. Check out the links below if you’re interested in saving some loot: Ultimate Hockey Training ($35.95 $19.95) Ultimate Hockey Transformation (Pro: $147 $77 Elite: $117 $57) Optimizing Movement ($97 $47) 3 Rolling Exercises You Should Be Doing *Several of the videos in this articles… Read more

Muscle Properties: Short vs. Stiff

Muscle Properties: Short vs. Stiff

This week’s Thursday Throwback is a quick read, but discusses an important issue that you need to be aware of if you’ve ever felt “tight”. There’s a big difference between a muscle being “short” and a muscle being “stiff” and understanding the difference can help dictate what you need to do to correct the issue…. Read more

Understanding Range of Motion: more is not better

Understanding Range of Motion: more is not better

Last week I spent a few minutes talking to a goalie scout for USA Hockey about what limits performance, and therefore what we must assess and train. This will be the first in a series of posts, in which I hope to present our approach to training and how our underlying philosophy of assess-train/monitor-reassess influences… Read more