Friday, 22 January 2016 | Admin
What do you need core exercisers for? You’re a runner, and the only thing runners need are a good pair of legs, right? Wrong! Sure, you wouldn’t be a very good runner if you neglected your legs, but you’ll never be a great runner if you neglect your core!
Monday, 18 January 2016 | Admin
Are you a yoga guru? Are you in touch with your inner spirituality? Do you even know what “om” means? If the answer to any of these questions is no then we suggest you read on. Whether you’re looking to enhance your mental wellbeing, improve your physical strength and flexibility, or a combination of the two, there’s something for everyone in yoga!
Friday, 15 January 2016 | Admin
Most of you will have heard of Pilates, but are you really clued up about it? You may have some understanding of the practice, the words ‘mats’ and ‘balance’ and ‘core strength’ vaguely springing to mind. But for a more in-depth exploration of what Pilates is, what it does and whether you can benefit from it, read on.
Monday, 30 November 2015 | Admin
Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments and it affects millions of people around the world daily. If you're in constant pain, it's hard to concentrate even on daily tasks, let alone being able to perform at your best during athletic activity. The pain may cause you to miss work, miss games and just generally reduce your quality of life. Equally, you may not currently have any issues, but are at a greater risk of damaging your back, side or hips, for instance if you play a contact sport like rugby. This could be a thing of the past though, if you introduce the Serola Belt into your training.
Monday, 16 November 2015 | Admin
With the widespread nature of back issues, inversion therapy has come along as a great solution to deal with conditions such as trapped nerves, spinal compression, sciatica and many other related injuries. These conditions can cause people to miss work, or take time off from their favourite sports or activities. Gravity Boots suspend the the user upside down, and allow for stretching and exercise without potentially harmful compression, or the risks of using heavy weights.
Friday, 13 November 2015 | Admin
With the widespread nature of back issues, inversion therapy has come along as a great solution to deal with conditions such as trapped nerves, spinal compression, sciatica and many other related injuries. These conditions can drastically affect peoples' quality of life, and cause them to miss work, or take time off from their favourite sports or activities. Inversion tables work by inverting the user at various angles to relieve pain, improve flexibility and reduce nerve pressure, but gravity boots take this a step further by suspending the user completely upside down.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Admin
Foam Rollers, as have been discussed in previous articles, are excellent tools for relieving aches, pains and stiffness. If you have an active lifestyle then you're likely to experience some of the unfortunate side effects of this. Stiff, sore muscles can reduce your performance and leave you unwilling to train as frequently or as hard, and can make you more susceptible to injury.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Admin
Foam Rollers have seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years, and are no longer solely the domain of professional athletes and therapists. They can give relief from stiffness, aches and pains, and get you back to optimum fitness. Yet they are still not fully understood, and many people are unsure of how to use a foam roller best to recovery properly from exercise, warm up, cool down and more.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Admin
Stiff, painful and aching muscles are common side effects of exercise, that we often just accept as part of life. They can keep you out of action for an extended period, and prevent you from reaching your full potential. If you keep exercising you risk making your condition worse though, and you can become more susceptible to a more serious injury. But it doesn't have to be like this, as TriggerPoint has discovered.
Monday, 9 November 2015 | Admin
As long as people are exercising and engaging in sporting activities, there will be the unfortunate side-effect of injuries and general discomfort, often in the form of stiff, aching muscles. Continually training with discomfort or minor injuries is a recipe for disaster, and so any product that can reduce or eliminate this stiffness and inflexibility is extremely beneficial. Self-myofascial release, aka foam rolling, is an increasingly popular method of doing just this. Once seen as being exclusively targeted at professional athletes, it has become a lot more accessible recently, and it is now more possible than ever before to see the foam roller benefits.