October 10, 2016
Have you ever had such a foot injury that has left you unable to go about your daily routine? You’re unable to move, walk, run or basically do anything with your feet? And most importantly you can’t visit the gym! You just lay in your bed, watching TV, doing nothing while your body begins to suffer from all the inactivity. Soon you start seeing signs of your body losing its shape and your fitness going down the drain, all those long hours at the gym doing those intense workouts simply going to waste. Therefore it is no surprise that...
September 18, 2016
Runners with knee pain are told to stretch and strengthen their quads, the muscles that are linked to the knee. However, studies have shown that strengthening the hips and trunk was more effective than just working the quads. Increased stability in the hips and trunks led to better movement patterns, freeing the knees from excessive force. According to a study by Harvard University, striking the ground with your foot beneath your knee, instead of in front of it, reduces “braking” and lessens impact forces. The study went on to say the best method of landing was 170 steps per minute....