injury risk reduction

Performance Nutrition: Collagen Supplementation

Collagen protein has emerged as a way to speed up recovery from injury - and almost any injury at that! But is it just another carefully packaged, expensive product with little to show in the way of research supporting its use? Or does it work as advertised? Coach Sarah Walls explores the research and shares her experience in using a specific protocol.

Coaching Vertical Jump with a Valgus Collapse

Ahhh, the knee cave, my old friend. This, by far, is the most common strength and movement pattern deficit I see in developing athletes. More officially known as a valgus position of the knee, it signifies not only a severe lack of specific and general strength, but also may be an indicator of poor body control overall (due to other common muscular strength deficits that generally come as part of the "package").