Every hears that they should work their core and to keep a tight core when working out, which is true. Core strength is important to help the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. However not many people seem to mention the core when dealing with a lower extremity injury such as a knee or ankle. Research of recent has also shown that impaired cor
Too cold and icy and to run outside? Try adding in some strength training! A 2017 systemic review has shown that adding strength training to a distance runner's program in the form of heavy resistance training, explosive resistance training, and plyometric training performed on 2–3 occasions per week is likely to positively affect performance in terms of: Running economy, time trial performance, and maximal sprint speed in middle- and long-distance runners of all abilities.
If you work out or train odds are you have used compression garments at some point, but are they helping? Studies show that compression garments have no effect on racing performance, VO2 max, cardiac response, or blood lactate. They do have a small positive effect on time to exhaustion, running economy, perceived exertion, and markers of muscle damage & inflammation. Compression garments are best used to help decrease delays onset muscle soreness and decreased post-exercise
With rounded shoulders and tight pectoral muscles, the lats become tight and limit their flexibility. With a decrease in lat flexibility, lumbar extension becomes excessive in overhead movement and can lead to rib flares and low back pain. Using wod bands (as pictured) is a great way to stretch the lats, decrease your low back pain, and increase your range of motion! #lats #mobility#stretch #newhavenchiroandrehab#function #painfree #strength #stretch #NewHaven #chiropractic #
With walking, the effort by the ankle extensor muscles (shin muscles, pointing the toes up) is twice as much as the knee extensors muscles (quad muscles) and 25% more when running. Without strength in those ankle extensor muscles we lose ankle mobility. Without ankle mobility our knee extensors must activate more which adds additional stress on the knee. Ankle strength is the key to maintaining ankle mobility and in keeping optimal biomechanics. Without it, injuries increase