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Dec 17, 2019

According to School House Rock, necessity is the mother of invention (ok, it was really Plato). If you’re an athlete (even a retired one) you know that injuries happen. For athletes, many injuries are the result of making contact, either intentional or unintentional, with another player during competition. Other types of injuries can happen simply because muscles don’t work correctly. For example, muscle imbalances are a common occurrence (READ ABOUT THEM HERE) that could change joint function and ultimately cause an injury. 

When an athlete has an injury often he or she will simply try to rehab it in order to return to play as quickly as possible. However, sometimes an athlete takes the opportunity of an injury to learn about the mechanism of injury so he or she can avoid future injuries. 

Jesse Ohliger was a collegiate and professional football player whose career was cut short due to injury. As he was working through the rehab process Jesse developed a tool called the Breath Belt that can be used as a feedback tool to help athlete avoid the types of repetitive stress injuries and the resulting muscle imbalances that shortened his career. 

On this episode of All About Fitness, Jesse joins me to talk about his experience with his injuries and how that led to the development of the Breath Belt, his tool that can help athletes, or anyone else, reduce the risk of injury during exercise. You will hear why elite athletes from different types of sports are using the breath belt to enhance their physical performance. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention, on this episode of all about fitness you’ll hear about how the necessity of overcoming an injury led to the invention of a fitness tool that could help you to enhance the quality of your life. 

Follow the Breath Belt on Instagram to see how athletes are using it to enhance their performance: @thebreathbelt

To see the types of exercises and workouts that can enhance your quality of life, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness

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