Posts in "Stretching"

Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

The other day I got a question on Twitter from someone asking about stretching routines because they can’t fall asleep at night after games. I’ve written quite a bit about stretching and stretching routines in the past, so I’d refer you to the below articles if you’re interested in reading on the topic and/or just… Read more

A 3-Step Approach to Improving Stride Length

A 3-Step Approach to Improving Stride Length

Finding the “optimal stride” is important for hockey players at all levels. It helps ensure they’re maximizing their range of motion and power, and not compromising skating efficiency. Because this is such an important topic, I’ve written several articles in the past on frequently overlooked factors that dictate what may be optimal for any given… Read more

Dispelling the Stretching Myths

Dispelling the Stretching Myths

Several weeks ago I had an opportunity to join the Arizona Diamondbacks medical staff for a private seminar from Dr. Andreo Spina, which was a combined Functional Anatomical Palpation and Functional Range Release for the upper limb. I really enjoyed the course, as it was a terrific review of palpation anatomy and I appreciated the… Read more

Dissecting Muscle Function: Force Production

Dissecting Muscle Function: Force Production

Training muscles is a large focus of strength and conditioning programs. In fact, when most people think of strength training, they typically only recognize the sole benefit of muscle development. Naturally, optimizing the function of any organ system necessitates that you understand how it works. In this regard, the multiplanar function of muscle tissue is… Read more