Archive | November, 2013

Do not stretch before activity

Do not Stretch before Strenuous Activity Static stretching alone is not recommended as an appropriate form of warm-up, specially with people participating in events that require strength and explosive power, more so than endurance. It loosens muscles and their accompanying tendons, making them less able to store energy and spring into action, like lax elastic […]

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What are Shin Splints and how do I prevent them?

What are Shin Splints and how do I prevent them? Shin Splints¬†are an inflammatory condition of the front part of the tibia and refers to the pain in the shins located in the front of the lower legs. Shin Splints can be quite common in athletes who do stop start sports such as tennis, soccer, […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Muscle Tears

Muscle Tear Maintain your flexibility by stretching or using a roller between bouts of exercise or games. Always warm up and cool down- prepare the muscles for work and give them a chance to relax. Stay hydrated to maintain suppleness – remember the body is mostly fluid, drying out makes muscles brittle. Playing fatigued increase […]

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