Posts by Pat

Sprained Wrist Symptoms And Treatment

A sprained wrist is extremely common in sports like football and soccer where a lot of diving is required. Most often, this injury occurs when you try to break your fall. Listed below are some of the most common sprained wrist symptoms. The most important thing you’ll want to do after you hurt a wrist,…

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How To Treat Knee Sprains

A sprained knee can be a huge problem for any athlete. This type of injury is extremely common in sports like football and basketball where quick changes in direction are a pivotal part of the game. A knee sprain is often caused by a twist of the upper leg while the foot is firmly planted…

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How To Treat A Sprained Ankle

Almost every athlete has experienced the sharp, searing pain that accompanies a sprained ankle. If you haven’t, consider yourself extremely lucky. Here are a few tips to help you out when you do get a sprained ankle. You should always begin treating a sprained ankle as quickly as possible. This will greatly reduce the amount…

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How To Properly Treat A Jammed Finger

A jammed finger can really put a damper on your day. This is especially true if you’re an athlete who needs his or her hands to perform well in a game of finesse. Here are a few things you should do to help treat a jammed finger. First, you should take a look at whether…

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High Reps vs. Low Reps For Vertical Jump Training

Over the past couple of years (basically since I started this blog) I’ve gotten a lot of questions about whether it’s better to use high reps or low reps when training your vertical jump. It’s amazing how much misinformation is out there about this topic, so hopefully I can help set the record straight. In short,…

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Bulgarian Split Squat

The bulgarian split squat is a variation of lunges. It will allow greater range of motion of the leg muscles. A greater range of motion translates to activation of more muscles and increased muscle strength over time.

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