Monthly Archives: November 2017

The knee joint is fragile and can be vulnerable to damage. There are several common knee injuries; these are outlined below: Dislocation: this can occur when the kneecap becomes dislodged or when the bottom of the femur becomes dislodged from the shin bone. Usually kneecaps can be pushed back in fairly easily; this may be very […]

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As discussed in a previous blog, recovery is a broad term that refers to restoration of performance capacity. After a workout you are fatigued and performance capacity is down. In the hours and days after the workout you “recover” and performance capacity returns to normal (and can even become better). The time course of this process […]

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The question “What is recovery?” seems too obvious to answer. Surely everyone understands what we mean by recovery? Everyone also has an understanding of the foods that are good for recovery. These are foods with protein, no?  Maybe with carbohydrate as well. When I ask athletes and coaches what recovery is I get different answers. […]

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  Foam rollers have become pretty mainstream over the last few years. Athletes swear by this piece of equipment to help keep muscles loose and limber, and to help in muscle recovery and increased performance. Every day fitness goers are also picking up this piece of equipment to help ease muscle soreness. So what is […]

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      The term ‘muscle cramp’ refers to a contraction of the muscle which is involuntary and can be very painful. Muscle cramp can also be referred to as muscle spasms. Cramp is an extremely common problem for athletes and those engaging in sports activity, and can occur in any skeletal muscle. Most commonly […]

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An extremely common type of sports-related injury is a sprained or ‘twisted’ ankle. Ordinarily this kind of sprain occurs when the foot twists and rolls to the outside, causing the supporting ligaments on the outside of the ankle to sprain ie. Stretch. The injury will usually cause swelling of the area, a throbbing pain and […]

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The most common cause of a sports injury is the failure to warm-up sufficiently before beginning strenuous activity, however injuries are also often caused by the incorrect use of equipment and insufficient safety precautions. Those most susceptible to sports injury are competitive and professional athletes, whose intense training can make certain muscles vulnerable to injury […]

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As a sportsman, you are likely to undergo intense physical activities that may often lead to an injury.  Actually, sports and injuries are very closely related and it is nearly impossible for the athletes to avoid injuries. There are several numbers of reasons for which most of the sportspeople face wounds and some of them […]

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