Evaluating Research on Mobility of the Pelvis and Spine, and Why Fire Departments Should Test Range of Motion

Looking at the Research Taniguchi, M., Tateuchi, H., Ibuki, S., & Ichihashi, N. (2017). Relative mobility of the pelvis and spine during trunk axial rotation in chronic low back pain patients: A case-control study. PloS one, 12(10), e0186369. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5645112/  Taniguchi, Tateuchi, Ibuki, and Ichihashi (2017) explore the kinematic changes of the thorax, pelvis, … Continue reading Evaluating Research on Mobility of the Pelvis and Spine, and Why Fire Departments Should Test Range of Motion

Evaluating Hamstring Health and Testing Application For Firefighters

The Evaluated Research Wan, X., Qu, F., Garrett, W. E., Liu, H., & Yu, B. (2017). Relationships among hamstring muscle optimal length and hamstring flexibility and strength. Journal of sport and health science, 6(3), 275–282. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6188988/  Researchers Wan, Qu, Garrett, Liu and Yu (2017) explored possible risk factors for one of the most … Continue reading Evaluating Hamstring Health and Testing Application For Firefighters

The 5 Exercises You Need To Be Doing In Order To Increase Your Deadlift Strength

Deadlifting is such a primal and satisfying movement. It should feel natural, because we honestly deadlift all day long. The deadlift, more importantly classified as a hinge movement, should be a fundamental movement pattern that we learn as a beginner. If you haven't learned the movement pattern of a deadlift, I highly recommend you get … Continue reading The 5 Exercises You Need To Be Doing In Order To Increase Your Deadlift Strength

The 3 Amazon Purchases You Need In Order To Workout From Home During The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way we perceive the convenience of workout equipment. I know for me, I had to be very creative because we don't really have much equipment at the home. Gyms closed down and I was stuck with these three piece of equipment. When I say stuck, I actually mean … Continue reading The 3 Amazon Purchases You Need In Order To Workout From Home During The Pandemic

How To Fight Childhood Obesity, Starting With Your Family

Face it, we notice our youth seem to spend more interest in technology and social gatherings than actual physical activity. Whether it hours on Call of Duty or stuck on their phone absorbed in social media, the children of the next generation don't partake in outdoor activities like they use to. Youth obesity has become … Continue reading How To Fight Childhood Obesity, Starting With Your Family

Types and Cause of Hamstring Strains

I haven't experienced a muscle strain as painful as the time I pulled my hamstring while trying to improve my sprint time. Sometimes, you have a feeling you are about to get hurt. You might feel built up tension or tightness in a given area that is uncomfortable, but you try to push past anyways. … Continue reading Types and Cause of Hamstring Strains

Firefighting On-Duty Injuries and Decreasing Potential Risk Factors

Firefighting On-Duty Injuries and Decreasing Potential Risk Factors By Hussien Jabai of Jabai Performance Introduction At times as citizens within a community, we call upon first responders to aid us in daily emergencies that take place. We might place a 911 call and be met with an law enforcement officer, ambulance, or fire department engine. … Continue reading Firefighting On-Duty Injuries and Decreasing Potential Risk Factors

Obesity Concerns In The Profession of Firefighting

When you dial 911, telecommunicators gather intel and first responders are dispatched to the location of the emergency. As we have all probably witnessed through first-hand experience or media observation, this typically involves some sort of law enforcement, fire department, or medical response depending on the nature of the call. As citizens and members of … Continue reading Obesity Concerns In The Profession of Firefighting

The Female Athlete Triad, Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia Nervosa

The Female Triad The three main components to make up the female athlete triad would consist of menstrual dysfunction, eating disorder, and low bone density (Benardot, 2012, p.218). Based on surveys, females tend to under-consume which potentially increases their chances of developing some form of eating disorder. Potential eating disorders and malnutrition may lead toward … Continue reading The Female Athlete Triad, Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia Nervosa

Importance of Nutrient Intake in Reducing Inflammation and Aiding in Recovery

When it comes to decreasing inflammation and promoting optimal recovery, I witness that most individuals lean toward protein powders, branched-chain amino acid blends, and carbohydrate loading. The thing about branched-chain amino acid blends is that they are not a “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to dosing and reducing soreness (Bernadot, 2012, p.194). It is rare to … Continue reading Importance of Nutrient Intake in Reducing Inflammation and Aiding in Recovery