Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Single-Leg Dip

An excellent exercise for building proprioception and balance. It also does a great job at strengthening the ankle, knee, and hip joints.
 
Works: Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Glutes, Joint Stability, Proprioception, Balance
Props: Flat Ground
 

Why do Knees Hurt?

Pain of any kind is no fun, but knee pain that won’t go away, can be especially frustrating.  Just when you think it’s getting better, you try to squat or run and that sharp pain grabs on again. 
 
The good news is that you can get rid of knee pain once you understand what the pain is telling you.
 
 

Foot Pain - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Many athletes, be it weekend warriors, morning boot-campers or even pros, experience heel or foot pain. A common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, a strain or irritation to the connective tissue (plantar fascia) on the bottom of the foot.  The pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and achy and can begin when you take your first steps in the morning, or after standing for several hours. The good news is no matter how much pain you have, or when it occurs, you can fix it.
 

Exercise and Altitude

No matter what your fitness level, significant changes in altitude pose challenges for your body, because of the reduced oxygen in the air.  Traveling above 5,000-6,000 feet can have immediate effects on our bodies.  If you take your training to an altitude that you are not used to -for example, if you routinely exercise at sea level and travel to an elevation of 8,000 feet—you’ll need to decrease the intensity of your sessions to allow your body to adapt.
 
Get Acclimated

Exercising in the Heat - Adapting to the Elements

Outdoor Fitness is an all-season, all-climate workout program. Changing seasons offer new stimulation for your body, your mind, and your senses. The variety and fluctuation of the weather and seasonal changes keep you challenged, enhancing the pleasure of exercising outdoors.
 

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