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Weight Belts, Wrist Wraps and Knee Sleeves Oh My

Recreational lifters often use external support/equipment for multiple purposes. Some use it for injuries, some use it for performance benefits, and others use it because they were taught they need to wear them at all times.

This article will go over how and when to use the equipment to maximize your health and performance.

Injuries

When you walk into a gym, you can get a pretty good idea of who is dealing with an injury/pain based on the equipment they are wearing.

Are you wearing knee sleeves with light activity? Hmm..

Are you wearing wrist wraps for every upper body exercise? Hmm..

Are you wearing a belt with squats and deadlifts under 85%? Hmm..

The same goes for ankle braces, elbow support, etc. 

Let's set this straight... We should NOT be relying on this equipment to exercise!! Our body is meant to be strong and stable without the use of external support! PERIOD.

With all that being said, wearing external support can provide healthy...

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Soccer Series: Dynamic Stretching and Warmups

AUTHOR: Laura A. Sapper, ATC, SCAT

Dear Soccer players! 

We all love the game. We love soccer, the World Cup, and all the excitement surrounding the sport. Players are getting faster, stronger, and more competitive each year. Unfortunately we are seeing more and more injuries especially in our female athletes. We may not be able to prevent all injuries, but we can significantly reduce the risk of injury! This is what Made 2 Move is all about. We love rehab and getting athletes back and better than ever from an injury, but keeping athletes on the field while injury-free while becoming stronger, faster and more agile is our ultimate goal!. We’ve compiled all the latest research for you and now we know the 3 most powerful tools to help reduce our risk of injury. 

1- Dynamic Stretching and warm-ups
2- Strength training
3- Limiting overall training volume

Today, we want to dig into the first tool – Dynamic Stretching and Warm-ups!

This is...

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Soccer Specific Injury Prevention Program

Made 2 Move has a multitude of programs for the soccer athlete whether you need 1on1 performance training, or rehabbing an injury.  Maybe you’ve done rehab but haven’t quite got back to 100% on the field. We can help! Our programs are catered specifically to our athletes sport and  our athletes specific issues. We have the time, energy, and knowledge to give you that personal sport specific care you need!

Are you having issues or pain on the field? Get a full evaluation from a physical therapist that understands athletes!

We all know there are risks to any sport with soccer commonly see ACL sprains, ankle sprains, concussions, and hamstring pulls. Our program educates the athlete while improving on-field performance and overall strength and conditioning. We cannot prevent injury completely but we can definitely reduce the risk, improve strength, and improve performance. Why not work on all 3 at the same time! We not only work on strength and conditioning...

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Be a Bulletproof Runner

I know what you’re thinking: not another blog on running; telling me to stretch, do some cross-training, and buy new shoes. Well this one is different… maybe not completely, but we are going to package it in a sweet doughnut with frosting and sprinkles so it goes down easy.

My name is Yves, I am a physical therapist, and I truly love running. I enjoy just going outside, no equipment needed, and running a mile, or two, or more. I have traveled through a lot of fitness arenas and love most of them. Currently, doing Crossfit, especially the olympic lifting, is my new challenge. Running in some form has always been a part of my workout regimen. I’ve completed a few 1/2 marathons, some 5Ks, 10Ks, and I ran one marathon, “Flying Pigs,” in Cincinnati (there were a lot of hills!)

The main thing we want to learn today (and it’s a universal principle no matter what the sport or activity) is that you need to master the basics first, simplify...

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