If you are injury-prone (like me), you may be wondering if there is a genetic component to getting hurt all the time. Or, if you should blame it on nutrient deficiencies, being clumsy, or simply bad luck.Depending on your frame of reference, the phrase injury-prone might project images into your mind of an awkward kid stumbling along with his shoelaces untied. If you’re an athlete or fan, you might envision ...

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The cumulative injury cycle is the key to understanding why your body is constantly breaking down. Why aches and pains crop up seemingly from thin air. Why your functional strength and mobility are declining (with no slowdown in sight). And why as soon as you get over one injury, you suffer another.All these problems are tied to one root problem (and one root solution). And it’s not just “part of ...

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Eccentric training is the most underutilized, underrated corrective exercise technique. When implemented properly, it can help you build more muscle, improve flexibility, and fortify your connective tissue against injury. ​This article provides an overview of how eccentric training works, the benefits, and how to safely implement it into your training routine. What is eccentric training? Eccentric training a form of resistance training that emphasizes the lowering phase of an exercise to challenge the muscles’ ability to elongate, build strength and muscle mass, and ...

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Athletes and Weekend Warriors depend on Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to manage pain and inflammation after an injury.But long-term studies show NSAIDs do more harm than good.They interfere with the natural healing process, reduce collagen mass at injury repair sites, and increase chances of re-injury by as much as 25%.The goods news is that we have better options when it comes to exercise related aches and pains.Research shows us ...

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This article contains excerpts from the best-selling joint health book from SaltWrap, Built from Broken. Learn more here. Collagen synthesis is a blanket term that describes the process in which your body produces and forms collagen structures.It’s like muscle protein synthesis, but for your joints.And just like you can exercise, eat, and supplement to increase protein synthesis (and muscle strength), you can do the same for your connective tissue.To be ...

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One of the things about being a small business owner that I struggle with most is the constant tug of war between having a long-term, marathon mindset — and having urgency to get things done.Keeping these two opposing ideas in balance is gut-wrenching.They’re not necessarily mutually exclusive. But it can sure feel that way.I like the way Jocko Willink frames up opposing ideas like this.In this best-selling leadership book, The ...

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