Ren Caldwell is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an FMS-certified professional, focusing primarily on working with athletes (especially ultimate frisbee players) and people coming back from injuries. She has had the pleasure of doing strength and conditioning work with several elite teams – Seattle Rainmakers, Seattle Sockeye, and Seattle Riot – and is currently working with both University of Washington teams and several Seattle youth programs.
Ren Caldwell has had too many players ask her for help after ACL injuries. She shares her plan and suggestions to reduce the risk of the common knee injuries.
The work you do to get stronger in the offseason is important, but so is turning all that lifting into on-field performance. Ren talks skills and drills to help translate your strength into power.
Groin and adductor strains are a common pain in ultimate players. Ren Caldwell has a whole lot of advice for assessing the injury and getting healthy again.
Injuries are a reality in ultimate, but the community still knows regrettably little about the factors that contribute to them and the best patterns for recovery. Ren sat down with researcher Dave Swedler to talk research areas and community responsibility.