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|1 year 7 weeks ago||Contact vs non-contact||
I love this write-up. Talking about ACL tears and potential causes gets me excited.
I haven't reviewed any videos of Johnson's ACL tears, but weren't both of them related to contact? I understand your point of loading the ACL and putting it into a vulnerable position for rupture, but to my understanding most of that gets thrown out the window during a contact related ACL injury.
I also question the ability to verify knee internal rotation with a 2D image. In our instrumentation class during PT school we assessed 2D vs 3D imaging for knee internal rotation during a step-down task. 2D imaging is not a valid assessment for knee internal rotation, and perspective error can give you all sorts of strange results.
This ACL question is huge. I wish there were better methods of preventing the ruptures from happening. Even high quality exercise programs meant to prevent non-contact tears don't work for most people.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Research||
I appreciate your theory on enthusiasm's role vs evidence based practice. I agree with the role that positive psychology has in a person making great gains. I think one of the most critical characteristics of any coach is the ability to inspire an athlete to do the impossible.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||One month gains||
Most literature supports the idea that hypertrophy typically happens starting at 4-6 weeks. Most changes prior to this are usually attributed to neurological changes. However, I do recognize that high level athletes are typically the exception and not the rule. I do not think 50 lb improvements in major lifts are going to happen in 1 month unless that is the only focus of the program ( even then I am doubtful).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hikes||
I have only stayed at the Park City Resort condos, and the Marriott in Park City. Deer Valley is near Park City, and it will give you access to all of the local shops, and restaurants in the area.
As far as hikes go I recommend Mount Olympus. It is a little more challenging, but the views from the top can be spectacular. The hike to Lake Blanche is easier, and gives you a different perspective of the mountains (and you can keep walking to 2 other close by lakes). If you have extra time and want more challenge the hike to the top of Mount Timpanogos is always a popular one (it takes roughly 8-10 hours).
If you are more interested in a casual drive, you can drive up to Empire Pass (it is right outside of Park City). It is a short drive that leads you out of the valley area.
I am sure either way you will have a blast. The Univeristy of Utah is in a cool location, and you can enjoy the view of the foothills from the stadium. Although the stadium is small, it can get loud, and Utah fans are passionate.
Good luck and have fun!
(and congratulations to you and your fiance)
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Utah is beautiful||
Zion's National Park is really beautiful. The mountains of northern Utah are really beautiful in early September. If you are wanting to stay near SLC you should consider Park City. It is somewhat overpriced, but it does give you a unique place to stay in the mountains.
I am not sure what your hobbies are (besides watching football), but I tell everyone who visits Utah to go on a hike to the top of a mountain. There are hikes to match all physical abilities, and some of the most beautiful hikes are just south of the University of Utah.
I wish I could attend the game. I will be in SLC from June 1st to August 26th. So close. I will have to watch Michigan beat my alma mater on TV. I will be at the Minnesota game though!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Non-contact vs Contact||
I wonder if anyone has documented whether the recent ACL tears have been contact or non-contact related. Strength training has limited relationship to ACL injuries that are caused by a contact force to the knee.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Water buffalo!||
I am not in favor of recruiting water buffalo. I agree with the need for power training that improves the ability to deliver a blow. I also agree with your previous comments that training for hypertrophy is not really functional for football players. I honestly don't know what kind of exercise program the S&C people have the players doing, so I do not feel that I can assign blame to them for any of the injuries or losses soley on them. I do think that resistance training programs for athletes, and non-athletes, need to focus on triplanar movements. Functional movment is tri-planar and training should focus on function.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||ACL's||
The "cause " of an injury/tear of the ACL is much more profound than strength training. There may be some validity to muscular imbalances, quads:hamstrings, leading to and ACL tear, but there are also congenital variables such as the Q-angle or the slope of the tibia relative to the femur that play a role. To assume that the strength and conditioning methods are the 'cause' of these injuries is rather presumptive. Research in this area is expanding, but as of now is only based on retrospective or prospective studies. The only way to give causation to an ACL injury is to hook up some markers to an individual as well as bone pins to the tibia and femur and needle EMG to all of the muscles crossing the knee joint and do motion analysis while they tear their ACL. I don't think a study like this will be happening in the near future.
It is also worth noting that the existence of trigger points is debatable. While there are individuals with increased tone in their muscles and some people likely do have fascial tightness or certain tender points it is difficult to assess their existence. When therapists have been studied on their ability to palpate a trigger point their inter-rater reliability was worse than chance. Maybe they exist, there is just too little quality research for me to have an opinion either way.
Flexibility is a key component of training as is joint stability, but making that the key focus of training and then asking a defensive lineman to push against a 300+ pound offensive lineman sounds like a recipe for disaster. Should they be addressing these areas in training? Sure. However, there are time restrictions on how much you can do.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Wife||
This would be great, but I heard that his wife loves the Green BAY area. She would never leave. We would have to pay him a ton of money to get him here.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Maybe||
I think there is a chance I took his seat in intro to spanish, and he has forever hated me. I don't know man. I guess the streets of Orem, UT are just full of thugs waiting to punch athletes. Maybe user, UofMUT can come on and elaborate on the story.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Cool story bro||
My 'cool story bro' moment from this event is that my brother is the PA for UVU sports. He hasn't given me the full story yet on the incident, but it looks pretty wild on the videos. I would like to think my one semester at UVU did not somehow contribute to this nightmare, but I will never know.
|3 years 1 week ago||27, Male, from Utah||
27, male, graduated from the University of Utah in 2012 (ESS major) now living in La Crosse, WI for physical therapy school. 2 kids and one wife of 5 years. My dad graduated from Pioneer HS in the 70's then did one year of school at UofM, he sang in the glee club, so I was raised listening to him sing songs about Michigan. My first Michigan memory was watching Desmond catch the end zone TD against Notre Dame. Zoltan is my Emperor.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Tangent||
Along with this post I thought I would pass on a little known fact that the current Prophet of the LDS (Mormon) church is a Michigan fan. I do not have a link to this information, but it can be found on page 452 of his biography.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I see what you did there.||
There is an ample amount of salt in Utah. As a Jazz fan I am very excited about this move. I think Trey can fill a great need for the team. I have also heard that the Jazz are actively pursuing John Stockton as an assistant coach. So, maybe Trey can learn from one of the best point guards.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||+1||
+1 to you good sir.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Good clip but...||
I think the play was great but, I hated watching the clip due to the CFB scores at the end.
|4 years 1 week ago||SIAP||
When I read the title I thought for sure that the OP had simply forgotten that this had been posted a few weeks ago. Then I clicked on the thread and boy was I wrong. I feel bad for all these guys getting injured, but the running back situation at Iowa has become comical.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Houma has a lot of potential||
I saw Sione Houma play last season in his last game, and I do believe he has a lot of upside. His weight is rather low for a fullback, but his legs are huge.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||7 Secrets of Successful Coaches||
I'm taking a Coaching class as an elective and the required reading is 7 Secrets of Successful Coaches. It is a great read about how to interact with athletes at any level, and then how to motivate them to do what you want them to do. I would recommend it to all current and aspiring coaches.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||This thread is way better than my night class||
I would much rather discuss this game than listen to a lecture about diffusing defense mechanisms.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||806||
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Michigan Wins||
Also Denard throws for two touchdowns and adds another on the ground.
Finally, Lou Holtz dies drowning in his own saliva as ND does not reach his expectations yet again.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||I loved the video until...||
Doug Karsch stabbed me in the face, and reminded me of the Colorado touchdown.
|5 years 6 hours ago||MSU looking ahead?||
Was MSU looking ahead to next week against FAU? Their defense looks to be mentally checked out of this one.
|5 years 6 hours ago||Fumble the Punt Return!||
Let's Go YSU!
|5 years 7 hours ago||Plenty of Hoke pointing||
That video had its fair share of Hoke pointing! I can't wait to see the magic point manana!
|5 years 8 hours ago||I probably won't sleep tonight.||
I will stay up all night doing the extra kinesiology homework I have for the holiday weekend, so I can focus on football and football only tomorrow. My wife is already dreading it.
|5 years 9 hours ago||586||
|5 years 17 hours ago||Dave Brandon was like "Wow"||
Did anyone else notice around 51 seconds that Dave Brandon had a "wow" experience when he saw the boards? In honor of this video, the first time I see the new boards I will also stop shake my head and non vocally say "Wooooow".
|5 years 1 day ago||Yes||
A million times yes! I've been waiting all day for this! I will now be able to sleep!