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The Vest-er

Washington D.C

Member since 21 May 2011 | Blog


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Recent Activity

Comment 26 Aug 2016

Louisville.  My in-laws are obnoxious Kentucky fans (is there another kind?) so I really like it when they lose at any and everything.  I also pull for Charlie Strong because of the Louisville connection, so I hope Texas rights the ship.  Had a friend who was a Utah fan so I kind of pull for them.  Had another friend who was a FSU fan, so I hope they lose every game.  I know too many USNA grads (Marine) so I can't root for them like others can.  Plus, I hate that Navy's athletic department is run differently than Army's as it relates to funding which gives them an enormous advantage. 

Comment 13 Aug 2016

[Dr. Mark Adickes]
Dr. Mark Adickes‏ @jocktodoc
Odds of tearing ACL 1:1750. Once you have an ACL tear, odds of reinjuring repaired knee or the opposite healthy knee increase to 1:33.

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I think they should be banned.  Not because I care about PEDs, but because failing a drug test at that level is like failing a stupidity test.  PEDs are way out in front of testing.  If you don't update, change, or adhere to the protocols to beat the tests, you deserve to be on the outside looking in. 

Comment 14 Mar 2016

Go destination and keep it small.  I left for officer candidate school in January and we were having a small beach wedding.  10 weeks later, it's a more formal, not fun, family event.  The food was bad.  Both sets of parents were teetotalers.  My father in law dropped a small fortune.  And it was in Louisville, Ky.  I didn't even get a vacation out of the gig.

If I could redo it, I'd go to Napa Valley.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

Mass transit is great within the DC metro area. But the closer you get to DC, the more it costs. The median salary for a resident of Arlington, VA is 82,000. I'm in the military and housing allowance for Arlington is 2800 a month. In Arlington, that is a 1200 sq ft townhouse, so most people just live with a commute. Door to door, I'm at almost 2 hours.

Comment 07 Oct 2015

Managing 110 players' diet is near impossible.  I'd guess there is a calorie requirement and a macronutrient goal.  After that, it's probably a crap shoot. 

Comment 17 Aug 2015

In all seriousness, OSU will soon begin tracking their athletes' sleep.  Fatigue is the number one predictor of injury and mitigating that by ensuring they get 7-9 hours is great.  Given how much they are probably already tracked with omega waves and catapult systems, it just makes sense to track something as basic as sleep. 

Comment 08 May 2015

I'm like a light bulb.

To your second question, some do.  Most don't.  The quality control within all levels of junior coaching is 'meh' at best.  Selfishly, I would like to see a mandatory strength coach at the high school level.  Athletic trainers are mandatory, but they are largely reactive and not preventative in nature.  A full time strength coach might be able to prevent some of these non-contact injuries and make athletes more resilient to contact injuries.

Comment 08 May 2015

All non-contact ACL injuries are preventable, but it is a process.  Most females land incorrectly (knee collapsing inward with an almost straight leg, less than 20 degrees of flexion). You take a great athlete who has repeated that movement pattern over and over, and a high level, it is almost impossible to undo that in a year or two.

It's an incorrect assumption the best athletes have these amazing movement patterns.  The best athletes are often the best compensators for poor movement patterns.

With year round basketball, coaches are receiving a more skilled player.  Strength coaches are receiving a more ingrained and incorrect movement pattern that they have a short turnaround to try to correct.  

Comment 08 May 2015

As I said previously when this initially went down, he will receive no better advice than from Dr. Hewett.  He is to ACL's what Dr. Andrews is to throwing arms. I hope the kid hasn't received bad advice.  It would be a shame to be 19 years old and hobbled the rest of your life because some dirtbag wasn't honest with you.  Some info on Dr. Hewett:

As Director of Research, Dr. Hewett is responsible for the oversight and coordination of a multi-disciplinary research program, as well as the development of strategic OSU Sports Medicine priorities.

Hewett joined Ohio State in 2010 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he served as director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. He is nationally recognized for his work in the area of knee injury prevention in female athletes.

Hewett, who also serves as a tenured professor in Ohio State’s department of physiology and cell biology, completed a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

Hewett is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 15,000 citations and an h-index of 70. He has authored a book and multiple book chapters.

He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. Dr. Hewett is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

The Vest-er's agent search would begin and end with Saul Goodman.

Comment 13 Apr 2015

He will receive no better advice than the advice he received from OSU.  Dr. Tim Hewett is the best in the business. He is the ACL guy.  If he, either himself or by proxy, said his knee isn't capable of football, it isn't capable.  Anyone saying different is a 3rd uncle who doesn't have his best interest at heart.