September 12, 2016
The hip is a ball and socket joint. The socket sits in the pelvic bone, and the ball is at the top of your femur, or thigh bone. Several muscles and tendons, including the joint, support the hip, and these can be injured during exercise. How to prevent: Hip Labral Tear The labrum can be injured during activities which require twisting or rotation. It is commonplace in sports like football and tennis, and even badly performed squats can lead to this type of injury. When doing squats or lunges, make sure your knee cap is level with your second toe...
August 31, 2015
The tensor fascia latae muscle is located in your upper and outer thigh and hip area. It helps you perform everyday movements such as walking and climbing steps, and it also aids in performing certain other activities, like swimming and riding a bike. Therefore, exercising, stretching, and toning this key area of your body can help you whether running errands, chasing after your kids, or while engaging in various physical activities that you enjoy. Here are some tensor fascia latae exercises to consider: Lying Hip Stretch. Lie on your back with your legs straight out and your arms extended...
May 28, 2015
Your calf muscles are important not only to walking and running, but also if you are involved in any sort of sport that involves jumping. This video provides basic exercise information for calf raises. This exercise focuses on strengthening both the foot and ankle muscles. I prefer to perform this exercise without shoes, as you can focus more on the exercise in detail. You're able to place more pressure on certain parts of the foot and ankle muscles. Wearing shoes can often take pressure off the foot and support the ankle, I recommend just completing the exercise without footwear...
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May 22, 2015
A great way to get your knee to begin to heal is to use a step. In the video above we demonstrate the exercise using a plyometrics box, this would be used for advanced strengthening knee exercises. We recommend you use a smaller platform for rehab injuries. A stair case can be a great place to start, as the high is no taller than 10 inches this will place less stress on your knee muscles and joints. If using a step up bench place it in front of you and simply step up with one foot and then the other before stepping down one foot...
May 08, 2013
The Use of Foam-Rolling Self-Myofascial Release (SMR), universally denoted as foam-rolling, can assist individuals radically in both upkeep and remediation dimensions. Its value lies chiefly in money matters and handiness – a £20 roll of foam can customarily provide much of the outcomes of rather costly ‘manual’ soft tissue work. Muscles are covered in connective tissue that coats the entire muscle endlessly with the tendons, and layers within the belly adjoining both fascicles (bundles of muscle fibres surrounded by perimysium) and specific muscle fibres. These fascial masses can amass scar matter and other anomalies that disturb the smooth...