Injury & pain prevention


Every exercise regime needs an element of cardiovascular training, even if you’re a diehard strength training addict! Cardio exercise works the heart and lungs, strengthens bones and gives you speed and endurance. But which type is best?   If you saw our blog: ‘Why Walking is Better than Running’, you’ll know that we delved into both types of exercise and evaluated the pros and cons of both. Now, we’re putting cycling...

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Nowadays it’s not unlikely if you’ve got a few aches and pains in your body; the society we live in sees us crouched over desks, phones and tablets and even though we’re living longer, we’re aging quicker. With that in mind it comes as no surprise that our bodies are struggling, especially considering most of us are leading inactive lifestyles. Regular sports massage, therapy and rehabilitation can help combat the systematic gripes...

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If you’re a slave to the treadmill and hate pounding the pavements to get your cardio in the form of running then you will be over the moon to hear that walking can be just as effective as running. Research by the American Heart Association’s Journal of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology shows that ‘equivalent energy expenditures by moderate walking and vigorous running exercise produced similar risk reductions for...

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In our last blog, we spoke about the importance of warming up to avoid injury. Now, we’re going to talk you through why it’s important to cool down after you exercise – and some people would argue that stretching after a workout is the most important thing you can do. If you workout a lot, chances are you’ve experienced sore muscles, aches and pains, and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) from time to time. Though, if you bolt out...

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If you’re a regular gym goer, you’ll know the importance of warming up and cooling down and if the gym isn’t your regular haunt, you’ve probably still heard of this old adage. But, statistics show that even though we know we should be doing a quick pre- and post-workout session, not many of us are actually dedicating anytime to it. Why You Should Warm Up Before Exercise The preparation for a workout is sometimes just as important as...

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The Pelvis is a bony body structure that joins the upper end of your legs to the base of your spine. A healthy pelvis and hip are important for stability, movement, and posture. Most of the power displayed by athletes is generated by the hip; activities like sprinting, deadlifting and jumping cannot be achieved without a strong hip. It’s therefore important to be vigilant about any potential condition that might harm or deform your...

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