A happy Friday to everyone, it's been a fun week up here in the north (insert random joke about Winterfell). I'm a bit early with the post today, but hey it doesn't mean those that feel the day are dragging on can't use it to help them finish their day when they're "doing work".
I think I'll start including a random Instagram post from the week with these pieces, so without further delay.
Alright now here's the much cooler stuff
Ways to Decrease Risk for an ACL Injury- Alright I know I know I said ACL prevention programs are a bunch of hooey. OK there are a FEW extra things you can add in to help and athlete not wind up on the operating table. The average joe, pretty much can stick to the stuff I talked about. Andrew Millet did a great piece on Mike Reinold's site. A good majority of it focused on testing for risk of ACL injury and working on how to control your speed/power (land and decelerating). Alright go read the thing.
Trap Bar Deadlifts are Underated- Well considering I just put something out the other week you can imagine how quickly I clicked on this article when I saw it. You want more of a reason to respect the Trap Bar? Have a read of this article by Greg Nuckols.
5 Steps to Building a Pain-Free Deadlift- Sticking with the deadlift theme this nugget came out this week and it's worth the read. For those that haven't ready anything by Matt Ibrahim or Dr. Zak Gabor, this is a damn good place to start. They're piece from Dr. John Rusin's sight can help you fix your deadlift...and well it's deadlifts so read it.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS