Welcome everyone, hope you got through the bulk of the winter OK. Here is the latest newsletter. Appreciate you subscribing, as always please help spread the word.
Optimal Shoulder Performance
Last week Eric Cressey and I released our 8-hour, 4-DVD box set of Optimal Shoulder Performance: From Rehabilitation to High Performance. The flood gates opened and our readers responded. Thanks so much for your interest in the product, we are both humbled and greatly appreciative of our readers.
If you haven’t yet purchased the DVDs, you can visit ShoulderPerformance.com to read all about it, including a detailed outline of the content and a bunch of video clips and testimonials. This is the last week to lock in the introductory price of $97, after this week the normal price of $127 applies. Thanks again.
Plays of the Week
- Excellent words of wisdom from Vern Gambetta on actually THINKING about why we do what we do! Love it and preach it myself, I call it “the power of why.” So how much better of a clinician you can be by simply asking “why?”
- Working on my next Newsletter, which will be “a day in the life” in a way. I’ll talk a little but about a typical day in the life of a professional baseball athletic trainer.
- Brian Schiff has a nice review of a research update in JOSPT on patellofemoral pain. Don’t forget to also check out my past series on patellofemoral pain.
- Patrick Ward from optimumsportsperformance.com did a great job on an article on trigger points that he posted on elitefts.com. Good read.
- Have you checked out Mike Robertson’s podcasts? They are pretty cool and free. Here is his latest.
- Pretty funny response from Mike Boyle on what type of training a 9-year old should be performing. I agree!
- Leon Chaitow posted a great interview regarding muscle energy technique.
- High calorie binging is as addictive as cocaine… crap…
- Uncertain Future for Platelet-Rich Plasma.
- What the heck is going on with the weather around the world? This was the worst spring training weather ever! Boston received almost 15 inches of rain last month! Tsunamis, earthquakes, etc! Maybe we overcompensated with all our recycling and are tilting back the wrong way and heading towards the next ice age now instead of global warming…
- I’m reading Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life by David Allen. Pretty good book about making everything in your life (work, play, family) more organized and thus less stressful. This is the Getting Things Done (GTD) author. Yes, I recommend and implement the GTD principles into my organization system, it’s a bit dorky, I wont deny that. But it works and really is liberating. If you have a lot on your plate, check out GTD by David Allen.
Video of the Week
This has been pretty popular lately but worth sharing, Jim Playfair, a coach in the AHL, video, snaps on the bench. I like watching the players around him try not to laugh!