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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Pushing the Limits on Performance and Recovery
The cover story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine has a compelling story about ski jumper Sara Hendrik's bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She out jumped the training facility safe zone in Germany soaring one and a half football fields. Her landing was good except she came in too fast and ruptured her ACL,MCL and meniscus. She is now racing the clock to try and get her knee rehabbed in time for the Winter Games putting 35 hour weeks at the
gym. If she succeeds this will be one of the more prolific comeback stories in Olympic history considering how recent the injury was. It is inspirational to see that type of perseverance after such a crushing injury. Good luck Sara, hope you can be the 2014 Olympiad come back kid!
I started this blog to share cutting-edge knowledge from my medical practice and my experience with athletes and as an athlete myself. I was a walkon at I.U. for track and after getting hurt my first season switched over to bike racing and raced in the "Little 500". I teach skiing professionally and also fit soccer in between bike riding and running. You know who you are: the weekend warrior and more serious athletes: the best insights, protocols, tips, and tricks for training and living injury free. I welcome your feedback.