I’m sure a lot of you reading this have been seeing a lot of coverage of the recent Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. We all know that these athletes train extremely hard in order to excel in their respective sports. However, there is a very fine line between training hard to achieve desired results and overtraining. Achieving a balance between exercise and rest is essential for self-regulation and improved sporting performance in the long term. So how much training is too
Hamstring injuries are among the most common injuries for kicking based sports (soccer, AFL, NRL etc.) This is due to the concentric force of the kick created from the hip flexors and quads exceeding the load capacity of the hamstrings to decelerate the leg. Although the hamstrings action is to flex the knee, it's functional role in running is to decelerate the leg and shin in a controlled manner so that it can then begin to assist the glutes in performing hip extension once
When completing rotator cuff strengthening a common problem is poor postural and scapula position. Particularly in the early stages of rehab, the rotator cuff must be working from a stable base. The origin of all the shoulder internal and external rotators stem from the scapula and as such require correct position to work correctly. Thoracic kyphosis is common due to the nature of office work and mobile phone usage and therefore we need to be in a more extended and neutral po
Have you sprained your ankle? Fractured a bone? Recovering from Achilles tendinopathy? Try the assisted calf raise! When recovering from any injury involving the ankle, at some point you will be required to strengthen up the surrounding muscles of the ankle particularly the calves (plantarflexors). The calf is an integral muscle used in everyday motion as well as performance and exercise.
Without adequate strength and power provided from the calf during gait, compensatory s