High School Mountain Bike Racing League

It’s called So Cal and it is the High School Mountain Bike league. It formed in Northern California only a handful of years ago and is now spreading across the Nation! Would you have raced Mountain Bikes in High school if it were offered?  I would!  What could have possibly be more fun?  Want to know what the kids who are racing think and feel about it? Here is your chance. Turns out Felt Bikes had an essay contest and ...

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Training and Dealing with the Stresses of Life

I love to coach athletes at all levels. The variety of fitness levels and motivations are so interesting. I have single athletes that have an undiluted focus on their career and sport. I also have single parents raising their families and still love to love to train. And the most amazing, I have athletes that have a career, 4 kids, a marriage, and still manage to train. How you ask? Well, that latter describes me. I have 4 kids under ...

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3 Key Hamstring Stretches for Athletes

The typical sports career is fleeting, weighted heavily on an athlete’s youth. Injuries mean spending valuable time in the training room rehabbing instead of on the field making plays.

In many sports today, injured hamstrings are all too common. Hamstring muscles are vital to many athletic movements, like sprinting and changing direction; but these movements are most often involved in hamstring injuries.

With a proper flexibility program of hamstring stretches, athletes can make performance gains and greatly reduce their chance of injury. Here ...

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2012 National MS Society – Bay to Bay Ride for the Cure

On October 20th & 21st, 2012 the MVP Sports Center & Physical Therapy cycling team rode in the 100 and 150 mile Bay to Bay Bike Tour that started in Irvine and finished in Mission Bay, San Diego.  During the process, our team set out to raise money to benefit the National MS Society.  Through the generous contributions of many people, we were able to raise almost $5000!  We would like to thank each and every person who supported us ...

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Feet Hurt?

Why Do the Bottom of my Feet Hurt??

A foot problem that becomes more prominent during the summer months is plantar fascitis. Plantar fascitis occurs when the band of tissues that run from the heel along the arch of the foot becomes inflamed, causing tissue degeneration or formation of bone spurs. Symptoms include pain in your heel or arch when you walk. It is typically worse early in the morning, with your first few steps out of bed, and then again ...

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