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Injury Prevention

All About Fascia: Keeping Your Connective Tissue Healthy

All About Fascia

Have you ever had pain or discomfort you couldn’t identify, or lingering tightness and tension that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever wondered why techniques like foam rolling can “hurt so good,” or why a massage can trigger an intense emotional reaction? The answer lies in understanding fascia – the thin sheath of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and organ in the body.

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Five Simple Strategies for Preventing Injuries

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The perfect way to stall your weight loss efforts and decrease your motivation for fitness is to get injured. It never feels good to sit on the sidelines when you’re ready to hit the field, and it seems like injuries always happen at the worst times. They pop up when you’re right at the beginning…

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Oh My Aching Knees!

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As you get older, the slow march of time takes its toll. There’s no getting around it. Your body works hard all day every day. When you’re young, you work, you play, you exercise, you relax—for the most part, you go through life without thinking about your knees. But a lifetime of walking, sitting, standing,…

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The Perfect Plank

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To hold The Perfect Plank the way Amber Shadwick does in this infographic is critical to gain the most from this exercise without injuring yourself.  If you are practicing alone, try videotaping your plank so you can correct any issues. The plank is an excellent exercise for building core strength.   Download a PDF of The Perfect…

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