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Posts tagged Stretching
What Is An Athletic Trainer? What Do Athletic Trainers Do?

When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them “I’m an athletic trainer”. Their response is usually, “Oh, cool! So do you like train athletes, then?” No, no, no, no, no. I do not train athletes. Coaches train athletes. I am not a coach. Certified Personal Trainers (CPT) train athletes (and the general public). I am not a personal trainer. I am a medical professional whose patients are athletes.

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Beginners' Guide to ACL Injuries: Phases of Healing and Rehab

Let’s say you or someone you know has torn the ACL. From reading “How Gender and Contact Influence Injury”, you may even understand why the injury happened. Then there was a surgical reconstruction to give you, or that someone you know, a new ACL. From reading “Surgical Interventions”, you may even have a better understand of what procedure was done. So after all this, what do you do next? And how long is it going to take?

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"Should I Stretch or Foam Roll?" Part 3: Foam Rolling vs Stretching

We’ve pointed out some of the benefits of foam rolling here. So you may be left with the question, doesn’t stretching pretty much do the same thing? Is foam rolling better? I can’t foam roll every muscle in my body before practice or lifting, that would take forever! When should I use a foam roller and when should I stretch? Keep reading!

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"Should I Stretch or Foam Roll?" Part 2: What Does It Do?

Research on foam rolling is still evolving, so much of the information here is still being investigated and proven through research. But here is what we know: Foam rolling can improve short-term flexibility, foam rolling regularly can lead to long-term improvements in muscle length, and foam rolling can decrease soreness or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after a workout.

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"Should I Stretch or Foam Roll?" Part 1: Structure and Function

Every day, all over the world, people are using a foam roller as part of their gym routine. When you walk in the gym, you are almost 100% guaranteed to see someone in there rolling out their IT band. Have you ever wondered what foam rolling does, and if it's something you should be doing? Here we look into the science of foam rolling, what it does and what it does not do. And, if you choose to use it, we can help you figure out where it needs to go into your workout routine to get the most out of your workout!

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