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The sport of weightlifting is already tough enough without adding a devastating injury to the plate of any competitor or amateur.  It is blaringly obvious that weightlifting has the potential to be a dangerous sport, participants are not only required to lift enormous weight over their head, but they are also expected to do it without hurting themselves.A weightlifting injury can happen to almost any area of the body or muscle group.  The majority of injuries can happen in the form of ...
Posted on 2017-10-08
It is hard to ‘stretch’ your mind around the hundreds of ways to stretch your body. Whether it be to assist an injury or just to become more flexible, stretching is an integral part of keeping the body fit and healthy, but what is the best way to stretch, and what are the most important things to remember when doing so? This article will provide you with tips and practical advice that will help you stretch better. If you have a specific injury you are dealing with or a specific area ...
Posted on 2017-08-01
New research shows that resistance training has a dramatic impact on swimming performance. More specifically, resistance training that consists of low repetitions at a high velocity and force help swimmers achieve optimum stroke length. According to the study, this relationship exists because the propulsive forces that facilitate swimming are mainly produced by the upper body. Furthermore, as upper body strength increases so does sprint performance, and the same type of resistance training that...
Posted on 2017-07-01
Lacrosse has come a long way since the Native Americans in Canada decorated their bodies in tribal wear to play the game as early as the 17th century. It is thought that several tribal games have contributed to the development of today’s sport of Lacrosse. The European settlers of North America made most of the changes to the game, which has turned it into the modern day Lacrosse or Lax, for short, that we know today.In a game where slang terms for some shots and turns are called ankle-bre...
Posted on 2017-06-03
With how busy life can be, many of us may not be getting enough physical activity, which increases the risk of a multitude of chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. The good news is that brisk walking is a simple activity that is not only safe, but is also an effective activity that can counteract the effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle. Nordic pole walking began in Finland in 1997 and involves walking with the assistance of poles, w...
Posted on 2017-05-06
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