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5 Tips For Avoiding Running Injuries

5 Tips For Avoiding Running Injuries

Admin 21/09/2013 0
Nothing can take the bounce out of your stride like an injury. Keep yourself on the right track by following these simple, practical and effective tips for avoiding injuries while running.  5. Avoid Running On ConcreteDid you know that concrete is about 10x worse at absorbing shock than asphalt? It’s important to run on a surface that isn’t as hard as concrete, for the most part. In the short term it’s not something you’ll necessarily notice, but if you run a lot on concrete then your joints will start to get more and more sore, and worn out prematurely. This is one of the easiest running injuries to avoid, simply by choosing a better surface...
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3 Myths Of Training And Exercise That Could Leave You Vulnerable To Injury

3 Myths Of Training And Exercise That Could Leave You Vulnerable To Injury

Admin 02/09/2013 0
When it comes to fitness, there are too many myths to count. There are a lot of self-proclaimed experts out there, and often times the information that’s being shared is not completely on par with reality. It’s not always easy to tell what you can trust and what you can’t and sometimes common sense isn’t enough. Our bodies are complex, and it’s important to acknowledge that no two bodies are identical. Having said that, let’s take a few minutes to bust some of the myths that aren’t just detrimental to your training and exercise, but that could actually end up causing you an injury. We would much rather prevent an injury than cause one, so her...
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6 Lesser-Known Ways To Prevent Injuries

6 Lesser-Known Ways To Prevent Injuries

Admin 24/08/2013 0
Injuries can come in all shapes and sizes, and unless you're a boxer or another type of pro fighter, they often come when you least expect them. It's reasonable to expect that you're going to get hit in the face when you step into a boxing ring, but for most sports the injuries happen completely out of nowhere.We've already discussed tips on what to do after an injury, as well as advice on how to prevent sports injuries. Now, let's take it a step further. Let's try to prepare for the unpredictable using these lesser-known and sometimes unusual tips for preventing injuries. These aren't necessarily secrets or things you've never heard before, ...
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4 Tips To Help Prevent Sports Injury

4 Tips To Help Prevent Sports Injury

Admin 12/08/2013 0
Follow these 4 tips to keep yourself in the game and to avoid sports related injuries. These particular tips apply to all sports. Soon, we will be featuring tips on how to avoid injuries in specific sports, but for now this article is going to focus on sports in general. Sports injuries will effect every athelte at one point or another,  4. Pace yourself during training and at practice.No matter what type of training you're doing, whether it's cardiovascular, strength, endurance, or even just fundamentals of your sport – it's important to pace yourself and ramp up slowly. It's much safer to gradually increase the intensity of your training ra...
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Understanding The Anatomy of the Wrist

Understanding The Anatomy of the Wrist

Admin 02/06/2013 0
The wrist is a complex joint connecting the forearm with the hand. It’s unique makeup allows for the critical range of motion we depend on for all the intricate hand movements we enjoy. We use our wrists extensively and in fact they are involved in everything we do with our hands. Therefore our wrists are prone to many types of injury ranging from repetitive use to impact to arthritic and more. Many bones are involved in the anatomy of the wrist. These include the distal ends of both the ulna and the radius in the forearm and eight carpal bones . Ligaments are an important component of the wrist providing both strength and stability. Each of ...
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Understanding The Anatomy of the Elbow

Understanding The Anatomy of the Elbow

Admin 27/05/2013 0
Our elbow is a joint which is sometimes referred to as the funny bone. It connects the upper portion of the arm to the lower portion, or forearm. It is a synovial hinge joint due the unique arrangement of the bones which articulate to allow for some rotation as in addition to extension and flexion. These bones of the elbow are the humerus, ulna and radius.  Ligaments contribute to the stability of the elbow. Included in these are the medial collateral ligament, the lateral collateral ligament and the annular ligament and we will go into more details about each one shortly. Important tendons attaching the muscle to bone in the elbow are the bi...
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Understanding the Anatomy of the Lower Back

Understanding the Anatomy of the Lower Back

Admin 18/05/2013 0
The lower back is also known as the lumbar spine. We’ll look in some detail at the anatomy of the lumbar spine. We’ll also discuss the sacrum and coccyx which are found at the lowermost end of the low back. Innervation along the low back affects the musculature of both the low back and entire lower body. The interaction and structure of the spine, bones, muscles and nerves of the low back are such that they allow for extention, flexion and flexibility of the low back. Lumbar SpineThe lumbar spine is comprised of five vertebrae known as L1 through L5. These vertebrae are larger than those higher up on the spinal column because they bear the br...
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