All Posts Tagged: physical conditioning

ice baths to reduce inflammation

Ice Baths to Reduce Inflammation – Do They Really Work?

It has been a long-established idea within sports science that it was practical, following intense workouts, to use ice baths to reduce inflammation. However, in 2015, a study was released in the Journal of Physiology that suggested this tactic could backfire: without the inflammation to indicate to your muscles that they need to repair and strengthen, ice baths could actually impede your fitness progress.

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anti-gravity

Anti-Gravity Rehabilitation Promotes Progress and Hope

One of the biggest challenges to recovery from a sports injury is gravity: the weight of your body can make it difficult to exercise. An FDA-approved solution first used by astronauts and professional athletes, the anti-gravity treadmill is now available for anyone to recover from sports injuries and improve form.

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prevent acl injuries

How Athletes Prevent ACL Injuries

In 2015 as many as a quarter of a million people, primarily athletes, injured an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Women are especially vulnerable to these incidents. Protect yourself and avoid the potential of being sidelined for months by adding specific balance and strength exercises that help prevent ACL injuries.

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working out in pain

Working Out in Pain: Is It Worth It?

Many people overdo it when using their bodies – a primary reason there are nearly half a million exercise-related injuries each year. Let’s look at when it makes sense to recognize you are too sore to work out rather than working out in pain.

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill: What Athletes Need to Know

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill: What Athletes Need to Know


It sounds like any serious athlete’s dream: An opportunity to train harder without increasing the risk of injury.

With the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, this is a reality. Using technology initially developed at NASA, it allows athletes (as well stroke victims, injured veterans, and overweight people) to bear only a fraction of their actual weight as they exercise.

For many athletes, this piece of technology holds the key to revving up their physical conditioning routine. Many find that the treadmill allows them to recover more quickly from an injury, push their physical limits in a controlled environment and, ultimately, blow away the competition.

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