May 23, 2018

Good news for people who can’t get to the gym - Low Cost Elastic Tubing May Be Equally Effective to Conventional Weight Machines.

A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine has assessed the muscle force and functional capacity (workload...

As final exams quickly approach be sure to take breaks from studying to exercise!  New research from a team of scientists at McMaster University suggests that brief exercise breaks during lectures can help university students focus their attention, retain information,...

January 9, 2018

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 per...

December 23, 2017

With holiday sales kicking into full gear, patients have started to ask what to look for when buying a new running shoe? Different functional groups of athletes need different construction features to feel comfortable in their shoe. Research has shown that a more comfo...

September 12, 2017

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 t...

August 3, 2017

Although old school, after a long workout ice can still be beneficial for reducing muscle soreness and to help speed up recovery times. For best results studies have shown spending 11-15 minutes in water temperatures of 51°-59°F after working out is optimal for recover...

July 17, 2017

Whether you bumped into you desk or collided during your last match, bruises can be ugly and painful. Bruises are caused when tiny blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of trauma to the skin. The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking fr...

February 18, 2017

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 m...

January 24, 2017

Studies show that athletes who sleep on average less than 8 hours per night have a 1.7x greater risk of being injured during sport than those who sleep eight hours or more. More sleep=Better performance and decreases your risk of injury while working out! 

January 17, 2017

Living in New England when the temperature outside drops, more athletes are forced to train indoors to maintain their health and achieve their performance goals. Athletes who train indoors during these winter months tend to exhibit low serum 25-hydroxy (aka vitamin D)...

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