Tagged: injury prevention

Why Warm Up? Benefits of a Proper Warm-up

  We have all had those days when we are running slightly behind and when we get into the gym we skip over our warm-up to save time. However, this is a BIG mistake. Incorporating a good warm up will help you get a better workout and can actually become a part of your workout.

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Women’s Flexibility is NOT a Liability in Yoga

A recently published article in the New York Times “Women’s Flexibility is a Liability (in Yoga)” inspired me to write this post. The article discusses how women are at greater risk for hip joint damage because they tend to be more flexible, especially in the hips, than men. Some of the poses in yoga require hip positioning that moves beyond normal mechanical limits this factor paired with high flexibility increases the chance of injury. I believe it’s more a matter of taking basic safety precautions, the same that you would (or should) take when engaging in any other form of physical activity.

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How Cyclists Can Benefit From Yoga

Awhile ago I read a long article on yoga for cyclists I decided to rewrite my own version in a shorter format for this blog, as it very beneficial to our members who ride both in and outdoors. Hope you enjoy it!

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Personal Training and the "I Can’t Afford It" Excuse

Personal Training sessions can be more affordable than you think! Plus the cost is worth the immediate as well as the future benefits! Think about the last time you or someone you know had an injury. How much did you spend on doctor visits or physical therapy to get back to your regular health? What […]

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Functional Training: Why we should be doing it.

Most of you have probably heard of the term “functional training.” Maybe it was in a magazine, at the gym, or even from your trainer. But what does this term really mean, and first and foremost, why should we be adding functional training to our workouts? The best way I can define functional training, or […]

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