Nike is the king of the athletic shoe world. They make a shoe for just about everything and do a damn good job at it. The Nike Free is their venture back into the minimalist style of running shoe (their first shoe, the Cortez, had only a very slight heel rise). The Free comes in three similar models, the 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0. Each version comes with their own heel to toe drop and varying color schemes and styles. The commonality is the deep siping making for...

February 17, 2014

Of interesting note is the argument regarding strength training and stunted growth. In the event of bone or growth plate damage (which is unlikely during strength training if the program is designed correctly), growth can in fact be stunted. But, if proper strength training parameters are utilized then it can often have the opposite effect. Muscle pull (which refers to the tension or ‘tugging’ where the muscle attaches to the bone and is incurred during mus...

February 7, 2014

Question?

 

Hey Henry,

 

I have a question brewing; During Squats my knee like to move during the movement. To decrease that tendency, would it be helpful to implement a series of unilateral squat exercises in addition to squats? Or even isometric/balance exercises(wall sit, or isometric with the TRX/Rings)? Basically, what can I do outside of training to decrease the tall girl ‘knee wobble’.

 

Thoughts?

Elyse

Seattle, WA

 

Answer

 

Elyse -

 

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