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How to Build a Stretching Routine That Works For You

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Build a Stretching Routine That Works For You.   Fitness isn't just about being slim, or having well defined muscles. Just like eating a balanced diet, you also need a balanced fitness regime - and stretching is right at the heart of it! So what makes a person physically fit? Well, it's a combination of flexibility, strength, power, speed, endurance, balance, co-ordination, agility and skill. Too much of one thing is no good if you ignore all the rest. Take American Football, or Rugby, for example. Both sports rely heavily on strength and power. However, if they don't combine these disciplines...

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Soccer Related Injuries - Know Your Anatomy

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 Dani Marks - Pre-Match Preparation Exercises   Approximately 280,000 athletes were treated in hospital emergency rooms for soccer-related injuries in 2018, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Already the most popular international team sport, soccer continues to gain popularity in the United States. With more people playing soccer, it is not surprising that the number of soccer-related injuries is increasing — particularly as children get older and their level of play intensifies. Sprains and strains, often around the knee and ankle, are very common in soccer. Player collisions — either full body or kick collisions — can cause a...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Pectoralis Major and Minor

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  Two Great Exercises for Loosening the Pecs   Trigger points in the Pectoralis muscles are common and often develop as a result of poor posture or overload Along with the pectoralis minor, the pectoralis major forms the anterior wall of the axilla. The pectoralis major can develop multiple trigger points. These typically refer pain across the anterior deltoid and down the lateral aspect of the arm into the thumb and fourth and fifth digits. These trigger points may, in rare cases, mimic the symptoms of angina. Pain from these trigger points can also be felt as interscapular and subscapular...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Awesome Stretches for the Quads

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  Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion.     Quadriceps - Common Trigger Point Sites and Referred Pain Maps   Rectus femoris...

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Performance Therapy - Hip Adductors

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  Treating the Hip Adductors - Stuart Hinds     Don't ignore tightness, restriction, and overload in the hip adductors Whilst this is especially relevant to athletes and those who regularly participate in sport, the same conditions can arise from activities related to occupations and even common activities such as gardening or sitting crossed legged for extended periods.      So try not to ignore your adductors/abductors. Where possible, develop a stretching program that includes the muscles that contract and stretch your inner thighs, as well as those that help your hip abductors both stabilize the pelvis and move the leg out to the side....

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