Form is a specific way of performing a movement, often a strength training exercise, to avoid injury, prevent “cheating” and increase strength. It doesn’t matter how many pushups or any other exercise you can do in a minute if you’re not doing a single one correctly, with correct form. A useful way to approach exercise is in terms of progression: Perfect your technique, then later add weight and/or speed.
As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.
If I had a nickel every time someone asked me about Neuromuscular Stretching I would have…no money. That’s because no one asks and maybe that’s because nobody has heard of it…until now. Let me introduce you to a wonderful new way to stretch.
3 Good Reasons to Do Strength TrainingA well-rounded fitness routine involves more than walking, running, biking, or swimming 5 days a week. Sure, aerobic workouts are key to getting and staying fit. But it’s important to mix in some strength training, too.
It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.
In this article we discuss when hamstring pain can be diagnosed as a hamstring injury with John from Synergy Physio. Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries that present to a physiotherapy clinic. However although common there are many things that can pretend to be a hamstring injury that are not indeed hamstring injuries.
Mild swelling will usually go away on its own. Home treatment may help relieve symptoms. Swelling and pain are very common with injuries. When you have swelling, you should look for other symptoms of injury that may need to be evaluated by your doctor. If you have a medical condition that may cause swelling, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to treat your swelling. Below are tips you can do to help reduce and/or eliminate swelling.Click HERE to read the rest of the article.
If you want to stay injury free, the best strategy is to do different exercises everytime you go to workout. If you rode the bike Monday, jog or walk on Tuesday, Swim on Wednesday, etc. If you worked your chest and back on Monday, work legs on Tuesday, work shoulders, triceps, and biceps on Wednesday, etc. Full body routines are fine to do also, but make sure you don't lift too heavy if you are only going to give yourself one day off in between strength training sessions.