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Improve Surgery Outcomes and Recovery With Prehab

Going into surgery is a scary prospect. I mean, the thought if someone cutting into to muscle and bone then sewing some stuff together sends shivers up my spine. And most would consider surgery like that to be on the minor end of the spectrum. But did you know that a lot of the negative

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Cold Water Immersion for Recovery: Friend or Foe?

For decades athletes and weekend warriors alike have been jumping into an ice bath or a cold shower after exercise to enhance recovery. But what if I told you they might be doing more harm than good? What is cold water immersion? Before we jump into the nitty gritty surrounding cold water immersion (also known

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Waiting for the Bus Exercises

John Barry I can make the argument that the least engaging portion of a training program are the corrective or mobility exercises. These are the stretches, myofascial release, and similar movements a coach, trainer, physical therapist, etc will have you do both at the gym and as a home exercise program. Look, I get it.

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Are Shoulder Injuries Common in CrossFit?

Over the last decade, CrossFit has become one of the most popular modes of exercise on the planet. And really, given the fact that it offers a way to build strength and power, increase endurance and aerobic capacity, and even promote weight loss and muscle growth – and damn quickly at that – it really

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Do We Really Need A Cool Down After Exercise?

Hunter Bennett I can picture it now. I finally manage to get to the end of a grueling training session, and I start preparing myself to settle down and do some light stretching, before immediately racing home to eat my bodyweight in food. Then I hear the words: “Come on, get up – don’t forget

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The Risks and Causes of ACL Injury and How You Can Prevent Them

Hunter Bennett When it comes to improving athletic performance (and general health for that matter), there is nothing that derails your progress more than an injury. While many injuries can be trained around in some capacity, they often result in the cessation of improvement, an inability to both compete and perform certain exercises, and an

alternative approach to sports injuries

An Alternative Approach to Sports Injuries

Dayton Kelly An Alternative Approach to Sports Injuries Virtual reality devices have flooded the gaming and entertainment markets. Advances in realism and affordability have stolen the hearts of consumers, increasing their commonality in homes. While it has certainly attracted the eye of the public, virtual reality has also struck the interest of exercise physiologists. Presently

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3 Natural Remedies for Sore Muscles

Alyssa Bialowas There’s no better feeling than the rush you get after a great workout, but that night or the next day, your muscles may not be as pleased. Fitness related muscle soreness (also known as DOMS: delayed onset muscle soreness), is caused by micro-tears in the muscle tissue that occur during intensive exercise. DOMS

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The Screening That May Predict Sport Injuries

Ryan Cross, Physiotherapist The risk of injury is present in all sports and activities.  The cause of injury can sometimes be difficult to pin point because in most cases it is multifactorial.  There are many reasons that can lead to the onset of sports injuries, making prevention of injury challenging.  If there are ways to

8 Crucial Dynamic Warm-up Exercises | FastTwitchGrandma Fitness Tips & Tricks

Dynamic Warm-up or Functional Stretching is crucial to each training session. In order to increase strength and power output, it is best to start with dynamic stretching and leave the static stretching for post-workout. Dynamic warm-up usually comes after a general warm-up or light cardiovascular activity. Here are a few exercises that could be added

Banded Shoulder Exercise

7 Key Exercises To Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Have you ever had difficulty reaching up to the top shelf or doing an overhead lift? Most people have encountered a shoulder injury or know someone who has dealt with shoulder pain.  The shoulder joint is highly susceptible to injury because it

Postpartum Lower Abdominal Exercises Part 2 | FastTwitchGrandma Fitness Tips

Forever Fit Science presents Lower Abdominal Exercises for Postpartum or major pelvic surgeries (I.e. hysterectomy, cesarean delivery etc): 1. Bilateral leg raise with stability ball Reps: 12-15 Regaining core strength stage: 1 min rest Advanced: 20 secs rest (set up for next exercise) 2. Leg Extensions Reps: 12-15 Regaining core strength stage: 1 min rest