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How-To Manage an Ankle Sprain

You rolled your ankle, whether it be in a pick-up basketball game, stepping awkwardly off the platform, or performing your best interpretive dance of Kenny …

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Recovery

Training with a “Spondy” Part I: Introduction & General Concepts

Spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis are two intimidating words that are often described as representing a “broken back”. These aren’t words anyone wants to hear when experiencing …

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Medicine

A Basic Guide to Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up feeling unrested in the morning? Have you experienced morning headaches, or been told that you snore at night? Do you feel …

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Medicine

The Hip Part V: Osteoarthritis, Joint Replacements, and Conclusions

Today we’ll be wrapping up our hip pain series with the familiar topic of osteoarthritis, and summarize some practical take-home points at the end (see …

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Medicine

Training With Hip Pain Part IV: Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

In our last article we discussed how to manage muscle injuries of the hamstrings, groin (adductors), hip flexors, and quadriceps. Today we’ll move on to …

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Medicine

Training With Hip Pain Part III

In the first two installments of this article series  we discussed the science of hip pain and management strategies. In this article, we’ll discuss the …

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Medicine

Training With Hip Pain Part I

Pain in the front, side, or back of the hip are common complaints within the lifting community. A combination of factors are typically involved when …

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Recovery

When Symmetry Matters: A Look At Instances in Where Indexes Matter After Injury

Performance in specific sports requires specific adaptations, while developing overall physical literacy and athletic power is predicated on a broad range of traits. If an …

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Recovery

On Pain and Movement – Caught in an Endless Loop of Misinformation

We’ve previously published a number of articles on pain and the complexities of making sense of pain both as a human who personally experiences pain …

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Recovery

Post-Operative Knee Rehabilitation

There are a variety of knee surgeries that may be recommended for an individual. These range from “minimally invasive” (also known as arthroscopic) surgeries, such …

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Recovery

The Barbell Medicine Guide to Tendinopathy

Have you ever been told you have “tendonitis,” golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, or jumper’s knee? Tendonitis is a common concern among those who engage in …

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Recovery

The Barbell Medicine Guide to Osteoarthritis

Have you ever been told you have “arthritis” in one of your joints? Do you know anyone who said they have “bad knees” or who …

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Recovery

Pain in training: What do?

So you’ve been training, but have started experiencing pain. This is an extremely common experience that we get asked about on a daily basis. Essentially, …

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Recovery

Recovering From an Injury: Embrace the Process

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Recovery

Crepitus: Expectations vs. Reality

Crepitus is the menacingly-named phenomenon of noises produced by a joint during movement. It is common to hear snaps, crackles, and pops when flexing or …

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Navigating Potholes: My Back Pain Experience
Recovery

Navigating Potholes: My Back Pain Experience

I will spare you my lengthy back pain origin story and set the scene in 3 bullet points: Pre-back pain, I was a pretty killer …

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Recovery

Placebo Sleep?

A 2014 paper by Draganich & Erdal studied the effect of sleep on cognitive functioning in 164 undergraduate students – with an interesting twist. Participants …

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Recovery

Training in the Dark

“Just keep putting in the work. You’ll be fine. You’re strong. You’ve got this. Focus, Jordan.” This was just some of my internal dialogue on …

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Nutrition

Top 10 Mistakes People Following Starting Strength Make

By Jordan Feigenbaum MD, MS, Starting Strength Staff 1) Not reading the book Seriously, most people who are doing “Starting Strength Novice Progression” have never …

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Nutrition

Booze and Barbells Part II

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC In case you missed part one of this three part series, click here. In …

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Nutrition

Booze and Barbells Part 1

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff One of the most common questions I get with regards to nutrition and/or training …

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Recovery

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete Pt. III

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach, Starting Strength Coach Ahhh, deload weeks…..the week(s) that EVERYONE hates (including me). In this installment I’m …

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Recovery

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete pt. 1.5

Just a little pre-weekend update before I head down to Atlanta to hang out with the Starting Strength crew and help out at Rip’s seminar …

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