Tagged: injury prevention

Active Flexibility Warm up Exercises You Should Try

You want to do active flexibility exercises before any kind of physical training. These exercises are important because they wake up your muscles, increase the range of motion of joints, and they improve your body awareness. This style of warming up will enhance your muscular power and performance.

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10 Reasons You MUST Warm-up Before Any Type of Workout

A warm-up should be done before each workout session: cardio, strength training, and even stretching-based classes like yoga. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time since 5-10 minutes is typically all you need to get your body ready for working out. Plan to spend more time warming up for very intense workouts, whereas […]

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8 Ways To Speed Up Recovery After Exercise

Rest and recovery are as just as important as exercise. Time off allows your body and mind to fully recover and grow. Here are some tips recommended by the experts:

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Do You Actually Need Gym Equipment and a Trainer to Stay in Shape?

Muscle withers away if you’re not constantly building it, and muscle withers faster as we age. Waning muscle mass gives way to fat gain, stiff joints, stumbling and bumbling balance, and a precipitous drop in self esteem and functional strength. If you are willing to, fighting back will help us turn the hands of time, […]

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Recovering from a Meniscus Tear: A Non-Athlete’s Experience and How I Bounced Back

“Confidence is the feeling you get before you understand the situation”-Anonymous If you told me 10 years ago, I would be a snowboarder, I would have laughed in your face, right after making sure that you weren’t blatantly mocking my athletic ability (or lack thereof).  Although I do enjoy being active, sports have never been […]

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How to Tell if You are Overtraining & How to Prevent It

Last week we gave a brief description of overtraining, who is susceptible, how it occurs, and the mechanisms. Now we’d like to cover the mechanisms of overtraining, the signs and symptoms, the hidden factors of overtraining, what helps prevent it, and what you as an exerciser can take home from this post.

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Say Goodbye to Workplace Strain & Injury! Stretch at Your Desk

Stretching isn’t just for workouts. By taking 10 minutes to stretch each workday, you can minimize your chance of job-related strain and injury. And, ten minutes is well worth the expense when you consider the high-dollar health claims that stretching can prevent.

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Why One-on-One Personal Training?

Boot camps and small group personal training are all the rage these days. They make sense in a lot of ways; it is motivating to be surrounded by other like-minded people, it is cost effective to train this way and it is just plain fun to train in a group setting. You may ask, why […]

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Sport-Specific Training, Exercise & the Physical Therapist

**Members can stop into the SMART Clinic for a FREE injury assessment at any of the 5 Elite Sports Clubs locations.** Several months ago we addressed the question “When Should You Consult a Physical Therapist?” Today we would like to discuss the role of physical therapy can play in your exercise program as well as […]

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Correcting Form, Technique, & Posture to Prevent Injury

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) found a 45% increase in exercise related injuries between 2007 and 2010. The NEISS estimated number of exercise-related injuries in the United States in 2017 was 526,350.

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