You would rather say “maximal” than “minimal” when pointing to anything below your waist. You’re a trend-follower. Now that maximalist shoes are more popular than ever, you’ll follow suit. You’re secretly hoping that your favorite brand comes out with a glitter model since that’s in style now too. The minimalist thing just didn’t work out […]
In this video I demonstrate how to assess and treat some common issues resulting in hand and wrist pain. Often wrist and hand pain can be from muscle imbalances in the forearm, further up towards the elbow. Knowing where to treat the trigger points in the forearm can often provide quick and amazing results with […]
Got a crick in your neck? Chronic and acute neck pain, whether from a traumatic injury (whiplash or fall), general muscle tension, or waking up “having slept wrong” is a common ailment many people suffer with. Some people have chronic headaches as a result of an injury to the neck or from sitting at a […]
Welcome to Part V of the Sock Doc Essential Guide to Carbohydrates. Part IV was way back in June in which I discussed the hot topic of ketosis in athletes. Parts I-III discussed the many roles, both positive and negative, of carbohydrates in an athlete’s diet. The gist of the story is that you want […]
Your adrenal glands are small walnut-sized glands that sit on top of each kidney. Though they only weigh three to five grams, they’re responsible for producing hormones to provide your body with sufficient energy, balance blood sugar, fight inflammation, regulate electrolytes, maintain libido, sustain blood pressure, and provide your body with a host of other […]
Injuries suck, that’s all there is to it. Oh, but there’s more. Injuries are a big reason as to why an athlete can’t get past a certain performance ceiling. If you’re training improperly as you try to take your fitness to the next level you’re probably going to get injured sooner or later. That injury […]
Check out my most recent podcast with Aaron Olson at PaleoRunner.org. I discuss stretching (well, not stretching), orthotics (umm, not using orthotics), minimalist/barefoot running, injury treatment and prevention, and a bunch of other great info. You can also Listen to the podcast in a new window or download (Right click to save).
If you haven’t heard, the minimalist footwear industry has taken a turn for the worse. Shoe sales aren’t booming like they used to and companies are starting to add more material to their shoes to try to stay with the current market trend. After all, that’s what it’s about – the trend. If you’re a […]