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01.02.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Of all the sporting athletes we work with in our Sports Specific programs, basketball would be my personal favorite. Having played the game from the age of 11 right up to 42 years of age at A grade level or higher for nearly all of this time it is fair to say I am a basketball junkie. I grew up watching Michael Jordan and saw the evolution of the sport having really big dudes who could hardly run, to what it is today with elite athletes and players who are almost 7 foot like Lebron James and Kevin Durant but can handle a ball, and move like a guard. I have also seen the evolution of guards with incredible skills like Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving who have incredible quickness and change of direction, as much as the ability to shoot. As with any sport practice of the fundamental skills like shooting, dribbling, and rebounding etc is essential but the little things that separates average players from great players will come down to the athletic movement. Being able to move faster, and with more efficiency than others is the missing link to taking your game to a new level. And this can only be achieved through a well designed strength training program. Unfortunately most of the strength programs you see being used today are still using outdated body building concepts that will ruin athletic performance, not enhance it. This article I am going to share with you what the "basketball specific" strength exercises and methods are so you do not make this same mistake.

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22.01.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Our ability to walk, run and jump is all initiated by our feet. But it is not just walking or running, it is for any movement you do standing up, neural signaling begins at the feet as they are the first part of the body to feel the ground and tell the system what to do. The feet are loaded with thousands of nerve receptors that are very sensitive and designed to help us move. They tell the brain where you are, if you are balanced enough to move yet, and basically instigate movement before it even begins. The better the feet are functioning, the better the signal all they way up the kinetic chain, and the more efficiently we can move. Unfortunately due to many factors ranging from poor footwear, lack of exercise, poor exercise choice etc, our feet become lazy and weak, and so begins the catastrophic destruction of our movements and joints. It is amazing the correlation between foot instability and knee pain or hip pain. I cannot tell you how many cases we have seen where the foot was the main problem with these injuries. Yet like many other injuries in the body, the area that causes the pain is rarely in pain itself. It sends the problems of instability and dysfunction to other areas. And to make matters worse our current health and medical treatments are ignorant to looking for a cause and hellbent on treating symptoms so this weakness or instability is often left unchecked and continue to cause pain and suffering. This article we will try to explain how the foot works and provide some simple exercise solutions to correcting any weakness and instability.

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03.01.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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The past 12 months was a huge learning curve for us at No Regrets, as we covered a wide range of topics in great detail often about things that had always confused us in the past. In my own personal case I really got to know a lot more about the complex nature of working with shoulder and neck injuries, as I had to deal with my own shoulder injury, which I did very successfully treating on my own using information shared in our articles. You will find a lot of the stuff we share in our regular content with videos, newsletters and articles we learned on ourselves first. I knew a lot about shoulders before, but I know 100 times more now, just like I know a stack about ACL tears after going through that in 2016! The articles shared here are a combination of book smarts and us putting into practice with ourselves and real clients to find solutions to problems faced by many people today.

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