Posts in "Recovery"

Sleep and Sports Performance: Part 1

Sleep and Sports Performance: Part 1

This is the 1st in a 2-part series on sleep and how it impacts performance.  References for both portions will be included at the bottom of both posts. Sleep Dictates Physical and Mental Performance Sleep could very well be the most powerful recovery tool available to athletes. As powerful of a “performance enhancer” as sleep… Read more

Short-Term Recovery Strategies Blunt Training Adaptation

Short-Term Recovery Strategies Blunt Training Adaptation

Recovery strategies have become a popular topic, as athletes are always looking for a competitive edge. Trying to expedite the recovery process generally has one of two major aims: Alleviating the soreness/fatigue of training or competition to return back to a high level of performance Facilitate a faster healing process following injury While there are… Read more

PRI, CrossFit, and Stability

PRI, CrossFit, and Stability

This seems to be the theme in the introductions of my writing this year, but the last few months have been a whirlwind. As we were wrapping up another busy Summer, I left for two weeks to work at the pre-season camp for USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team, came home Sunday night, then we had… Read more

Assessing and Monitoring Performance Indicators

Assessing and Monitoring Performance Indicators

The preceding two articles discussed the various limitations to range of motion, and the 8 key factors influencing sport performance, respectively. If you missed them, you can check them out here: Understanding Range of Motion: More is not better Dissecting Performance Limitations Today’s article will build on these by presenting a few simple strategies to… Read more