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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

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

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

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

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7 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Running is one of the most common activities that people participate in to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  Running injuries happen regularly and evidence suggests that 40-50% of runners experience an injury on a yearly basis (Fields, 2010).  These injuries can

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The Truth Behind Static & Dynamic Stretching

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Effective stretching techniques used by athletes offer vital benefits to their competitive performance, such as flexibility, increased range of motion, injury prevention, and the prevention of muscle soreness prior to or following exercise. Stretching techniques used by athletes, trainers, or coaches include ballistic, static and dynamic stretching. During ballistic stretching

Postpartum Lower Core Exercises | FastTwitchGrandma Tips & Tricks

Forever Fit Science presents Lower Abdominal Exercises for Postpartum or major pelvic surgeries (I.e. hysterectomy, cesarean delivery etc): 1.Diaphragm breathing (5 x inhale for 5 exhale for 5) 2.Leg Extensions (12-14 reps each side) 3.Heel Slides (12-14 reps each side) 4. Toe Taps (12-14 reps each side) ***KEYNOTE: Make sure to keep your back completely

Avoid Back Pain & Stretch Your Hip Flexors | FastTwitchGrandma Tips & Tricks

Prolonged sitting can tighten your hip flexors and when you stand it pulls on your lumbar spine. This can cause severe back pain and muscle dysfunction. This hip flexor stretch is prescribed 2-3 times a day with a 30-60 second hold. For more fitness tips and motivation visit our website www.Forever Fit Science.com. Related Video: