Where to Read More

July 16, 2011

The world is continually evolving and I truly believe if you’re not reading, you will fall behind. For this reason, I think it’s crucial that I continue to read and read and read. I spend a lot of time reading blogs online, reading magazines, and reading journal articles. The occasional book is also great! The more I read, the more I want to read. I am always trying to learn something new and I think that’s very important for any professional. My goal is to read a few different blogs on a daily basis, a new journal article every couple of weeks, and a book each month. As I initiate this plan into full “go mode” I plan to share my thoughts along the way.

Today I will start with some of the blogs that I hit on a regular basis:

MikeReinold.com

Mike Reinold is the Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist with the Boston Red Sox. His website focuses a lot on the shoulder, but also deals with rehabilitation and prevention of a lot of injuries. Reinold’s experience as a PT and an Athletic Trainer provides an excellent background for the information he puts out. This one is geared more for the rehabilitation professional than the layperson.

StrengthCoachBlog.com

The StrengthCoach Blog is one that I need to hit more often! The blog is by Mike Boyle, owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, who is one of the nation’s premier strength coaches. Boyle works with a lot of professional athletes in addition to working with the Boston University Ice Hockey team. He posts many articles of his own in addition to some great articles from other people!

CrossFit MetroEast

CrossFit MetroEast is the CrossFit affiliate that is run out of the fitness center that I work at. It is run by one of the other athletic trainers on our staff and an exercise specialist. These two are both CrossFit-Certified as well. Much of the information posted here are the daily workouts (The WoD), but they also do post some other good stuff too.

MobilityWoD.com

Based on the CrossFit idea, this blog focuses on mobility and flexibility. It is run by a physical therapist out of California and he posts new videos each day. There is a lot of self-myofascial release and other similar techniques included here.

So here are a few blogs that I check out on a regular basis. Let me know if you use others that are full of great information related to athletic training or fitness! Always looking to learn..

The Concussion Blog

The Concussion Blog is the brainchild of Dustin Fink, MS ATC out of Central Illinois. I have also contributed a few articles over there and you’ll see the occasional post from me posted both here and there. The Concussion Blog focuses mainly on concussions, but also on athletic training. If you want to learn about concussions, this is a MUST READ.

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