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...
December 23, 2013
Yoga is great for increased flexibility, greater muscle strength, lower stress levels and more. However, you can make it even more beneficial by incorporating resistance bands into the exercises, getting you more fit and healthy in the process. Benefit of Resistance Bands When you add resistance bands to your fitness routine, your muscles will grow stronger faster. This will help you burn more fat (as it takes more energy to keep muscle mass than it does fat stores) and give you a longer, leaner appearance. Resistance bands also help you control your movements better as you’re working against a force,...
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...
May 05, 2013
Stretching entails movement of a body segment to a point of resistance in the ROM. At the moment of resistance, a force is utilised. This stretching programme can be done either actively or passively. An active stretch transpires when the person stretching provides the force of the stretch. Throughout the sitting toe touch, for example, the exerciser engages the abdominal muscles and hip flexors to flex the trunk forward to stretch the hamstrings and lower back. A passive stretch arises when a partner or stretching machine offers external force to elicit or heighten a stretch. Static Stretch A...
September 03, 2012
Swimmer lower back exercise Muscles; Lower back, gluts & oblique’s This exercise is excellent for strengthening the lower back. The movement for this exercise is comfortable and can be completed by most ages. If you do this exercise at home make sure you have a soft and firm surface like a yoga mat. If you struggle to move alternate leg and arm at the same then you can complete the exercise by bringing both your arms of the floor slowly then lower, once the arms have reached the floor do the same movement but this time with both...