Athletes

Athletes

Quick Tip - How to Treat an Injury

Accidents on the trail can happen - here are quick tips on how to treat them.
 
Injuries from overuse can happen gradually, over a period of time. It is rare that an injury will occur in the middle of a workout—out on the trail, in the middle of a strength training exercise—however, you do need to be prepared. Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, pulls and bruises should be tended to immediately.
 
Tweaks on the Trail - How to Assess if it is Serious

Fungus Among Us

One of the benefits (among many!) of working out in the great outdoors is not being exposed to gym locker rooms where fungal infections can easily be contracted.  That said, there are still some pertinent points for the outdoor athlete to be aware of concerning the prevention of  toenail fungus.
 

Not Your Average "Core"

"Core" is one of the most overused words in the fitness industry. Find out what it really means to have a strong, balanced core.
 
What do you think of when you hear the word “core?” Immediately most of us think of the general “center” of the body between the pelvis and the lower ribs. When we work out to strengthen our core we focus mostly on the abs, the glutes and the low back muscles believing that the harder we work on them the more protected from injury we’ll be. So why are so many people in pain despite putting in so much work to strengthen their core?

Muscular Strength & Endurance - Creating a Fun and Effective Program

Building muscle doesn't have to be tedious or boring. All it takes is a little planning and creativity.
 

Instability in Recommendations for Ankle Instability

To prevent ankle sprains, what's the right course of action - brace or no brace?
 
In my last blog I discussed “toning shoes”, which are designed to create an unstable walking surface for the wearer with the thought that this results in more muscle recruitment.  Today I will discuss instability of a different sort, that of lateral ankle instability (never a desirable thing!) 
 

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