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Five Awesome Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

Posted by Julian Knight on

  IT Band Stretch      Stretching is often a key component of trigger point treatment Here are five simple stretches that we typically refer to in terms of an aid to general hip mobility. If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch. Check out the anatomy images below and the refer to the stretching exercises that follow. make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions.   Hip Anatomy   Hip Adductors       Hip...

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Tips to Keep the Calf Muscles Healthy and Pain Free!

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  How to Avoid Injury by Stretching the Calf Muscles After Workout     Calf Muscle Stretch - Find the Way That Works for You! Watch the video above to get the concept and try the stretch demonstrated by Dani. If you're not quite able to get into that position (comfortably and without pain) try this slightly easier version (see below):      Technique: Stand upright and place one foot in front of the other. Bend your front leg and keep your back leg straight. Push your heel to the ground and lean forward. Place your hands on the ground...

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How to Build a Stretching Routine That Works For You

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Build a Stretching Routine That Works For You.   Fitness isn't just about being slim, or having well defined muscles. Just like eating a balanced diet, you also need a balanced fitness regime - and stretching is right at the heart of it! So what makes a person physically fit? Well, it's a combination of flexibility, strength, power, speed, endurance, balance, co-ordination, agility and skill. Too much of one thing is no good if you ignore all the rest. Take American Football, or Rugby, for example. Both sports rely heavily on strength and power. However, if they don't combine these disciplines...

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Soccer Related Injuries - Know Your Anatomy

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

 Dani Marks - Pre-Match Preparation Exercises   Approximately 280,000 athletes were treated in hospital emergency rooms for soccer-related injuries in 2018, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Already the most popular international team sport, soccer continues to gain popularity in the United States. With more people playing soccer, it is not surprising that the number of soccer-related injuries is increasing — particularly as children get older and their level of play intensifies. Sprains and strains, often around the knee and ankle, are very common in soccer. Player collisions — either full body or kick collisions — can cause a...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Pectoralis Major and Minor

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Two Great Exercises for Loosening the Pecs   Trigger points in the Pectoralis muscles are common and often develop as a result of poor posture or overload Along with the pectoralis minor, the pectoralis major forms the anterior wall of the axilla. The pectoralis major can develop multiple trigger points. These typically refer pain across the anterior deltoid and down the lateral aspect of the arm into the thumb and fourth and fifth digits. These trigger points may, in rare cases, mimic the symptoms of angina. Pain from these trigger points can also be felt as interscapular and subscapular...

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