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Why Stretching Your Hamstrings May NOT Be The Answer!

You have 3 Hamstring muscles that run up the back of your thighs, the Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus, and Biceps Femoris.

Your hamstring muscles are responsible for knee flexion (pulling your heels to your buttocks) and hip extension (driving your upper leg backwards).

These important…

Lactic Acid Crystals

When a muscle gets tight and stays tight, the muscle becomes dense or thick. This increased denseness does not let the blood flow in and flow out as much as when the muscle is relaxed. This means that the muscle doesn’t get its waste products flushed out as well when the muscle is tight compared to when the muscle is relaxed.

Lactic acid…

What Are Muscle Knots?

Know that sharp ache you get after an intense workout that is usually in your neck, shoulders, or upper back? It can be difficult just to move your shoulders without feeling pain, let alone continue with your workout. Even worse, this pain can linger on for weeks, or even months.

If you are active, or lift weights consistently and feel a constant…

Can Tight Hips Affect Your Mood?

The body has an ability to hold emotional tension in various areas, however the hips receive special attention as an area associated with emotional burden. Often referred to as the ‘junk drawer’ or ‘attic’ of the body, our hips are considered a site of storage for emotions which we do not wish to confront and so tuck away into the deepest…

How To Prevent Running Injuries

As a past lover of pavement pounding myself, I know that this strenuous activity can lead to much more than a hefty caloric burn. Similar to other forms of exercise, you must be careful about how often you perform these workouts. When done too much, overtraining and injuries can occur leaving you couch bound and in pain.

So let’s avoid that,…

Benefits Of Massage For Runners

Q. I am new to running and I am trying to establish a good training routine to keep me injury free. I am not very flexible and have had some injuries in the past when I have tried to run. One of my runner friends suggested I try getting regular massage. What do you think? Might massage help me?

A. In a word, yes! It is very…

How Flip Flops Can Cause You Injury This Summer!

With summer fun often comes summer fouls. Here’s how to sidestep a seasonal ailment so you can savour your summer days.

Flip Flops

Why? Flip flops have become a summer staple, but they’re actually horrible for you. Because of the way flip flops are shaped, one needs to grasp the shoes onto your feet, which forces…

Bring Your Posture Out Of Pronation

Bring Your Posture Out Of Pronation and Back Into Extension!

Defining extension and pronation in posture terms; Think of a 100metre sprint athlete at the race blocks all tucked up (pronated into the foetal position) and then he/she sets off and as they set off they go through a sequence of extension until the are totally upright. This happens…

Stiff Neck? Blame Levator Scapula

The Levator Scapula starts out as four little muscles attached to the sides of the first four vertabrae in your neck. Then they join together into one muscle and end up attached to the top of your shoulder blade. There is a levator scapula muscle on both sides of your neck.

This isn’t the biggest muscle on the neck, but it sure does a lot…

The Importance of Hydration

Are you aware of the Importance of Staying Hydrated? Getting an adequate amount of water is vital both mentally and physically.

The fact that your body is made up of about two-thirds water may come as no surprise. But it does make you stop and think about the importance of hydration — providing your body the right amount…

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