October 31, 2018
It's likely that you've heard about yoga, and perhaps also know about some of its benefits. But if you're a runner, you may have wondered if it's really the best thing for you. Is a yoga practice likely to improve my running performance? Does a yoga practice help prevent running injuries?
As it turns out, there are good reasons (lots of them!) for runners to include yoga as a cross-training activity. We'll outline these reasons below, and provide you with a sequence of yoga poses especially beneficial for runners. But first, let's have a look at some of the overall benefits of yoga.
Physical, Mental & Emotional Benefits Of Yoga
Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer, a climber, a gymnast, a basketball player--or simply someone trying to take good care of your body--an intelligent yoga practice is almost guaranteed to help. As you'll discover (if you haven't already), there are many different styles of yoga. What they
Categories: Racket SportsOctober 27, 2018
It's a sweet game with a funny name — Pickleball is definitely on the rise in popularity across the United States. And it's not just for a specific demographic. It's a game loved by people of all ages, stages in life, and physical abilities. You may even find people playing this game in jail, according to USA Today! Pickleball is easy to learn with not too many rules and it's simple to play, not requiring too much exertion. This may be why people even in their 80's are finding this a favorite pastime sport.
Tom Everitt of the Sarasota Pickleball Club, says that people
"come out, they play, improve their game and they get addicted to it."
So, just what is pickleball all about and why is it so popular? Let's take a closer look at this favorite game.
Categories: Strength & ConditioningOctober 15, 2018
No matter what type of exercise you prefer to do on a regular basis, you need your core muscles to help support you. Unfortunately, all too many people fall into the trap of letting their core muscles slide. They're content with their daily workout plan: running, lifting a few weights here and there, or perhaps participating competitively in a sport. If you're thinking about improving your overall fitness, however, it's important to increase strength throughout your core muscles, too.
October 13, 2018
Kinesiology tape is popular with athletes at every level, in nearly every sport. Top athletes are looking to get the most out of their bodies — every little bit helps. And Kinesiology tape is one fast and easy way to get an edge on the competition.
While kinesiology tape might seem like glorified athletic tape, the two tapes are very different. Athletic tape is used for support and to limit motion. Kinesiology tape facilitates motion, moves when you, and helps improve circulation.
Mueller® Kinesiology Tape helps reduce pain while supporting your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. That means whether you’re training for a half-marathon, playing sports, or working hard, you’ll feel comfortable wearing Mueller® Kinesiology Tape.
10 Kinesiology Taping Techniques You Can Do Yourself
Categories: Back PainOctober 09, 2018
It may strike suddenly or creep up slowly, but when it arrives it will threaten your mobility, your active lifestyle, your enjoyment of simple exercises, and even your time at work. No, it probably won't kill you. Although, some people may feel like they're close to dying. It is the misery of back pain. However, with the right guidance, education, and proper back support, you need not wither away in agony. You can reclaim your life and heal faster. It just takes understanding what's going on with your back, why it's happening, how you can best support it during this time, and hope that "this too shall pass." But first a few facts about this troublesome problem.
Categories: RunningSeptember 28, 2018
Crossing the finish line of your first half marathon is one of the most exhilarating and rewarding moments a runner will ever experience. However, the thought of training for weeks to run 13.1 miles can be intimidating, even for casual runners who always welcome a challenge. Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take to make the training process safe and enjoyable. Below are eleven tips to help you finish your first half marathon safely and effectively.
Categories: NeckSeptember 25, 2018
Whiplash is an injury that millions of people suffer from every year. While it is nothing that will ruin your life, it can add unnecessary pain and suffering to it. Thankfully, you can treat this pain effectively with kinesiology tape. If you're suffering from whiplash, understand the benefits of kinesiology taping could provide you with the relief you need.
Categories: HamstringSeptember 20, 2018
You'd be hard-pressed to find any sports activity that doesn't involve the legs. Running, jumping, climbing, turning quickly, and sliding. They’re all major parts of sports. However, the primary muscle groups we use for all this activity are important. And every now and then something goes wrong.
Categories: BracesSeptember 16, 2018
There comes a time in almost everyone's life when they need a little more support than their joints can provide. This is a situation that athletes run into all the time, often in response to a particularly strenuous training activity or while recovering from an injury. Of course, normal people find themselves needing joint support as well. There are a variety of medical conditions, situations, and labor-intensive jobs that benefit, even require, the use of a 'sports' brace. If you've ever suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, turned an ankle, or fallen wrong on a knee, you have at least some experience with braces but most people don't realize just how useful a sports brace can be. Today we're here to talk about ten different very common situations that benefit from a high-quality brace.