Blogs about Exercise Physiology

I have hurt my hamstring or have I? - 5 tips to what is or is not a hamstring injury.

In this article we discuss when hamstring pain can be diagnosed as a hamstring injury with John from Synergy Physio. Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries that present to a physiotherapy clinic. However although common there are many things that can pretend to be a hamstring injury that are not indeed hamstring injuries.

March Mindful Challenge

 Mindfulness Means: Paying Attentionin a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgemental.

Why is cortisone becoming so common and is it safe?

At one time cortisone was seldom heard but now in the 21st century cortisone is almost pub culture.

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Get Credentialed Advice

 With the New Year having just passed, the January rush at gyms and fitness centers has commenced.  It’s always a wonder why, come February, these new gymgoers empty back out even though their credit cards are still being charged $19.99 per month, month after month after month…  

Pattern Overload

 Today I would like to talk about a fairly controversial yet necessary topic in the exercise world: pattern overload.  We have all seen people that go to the gym and perform the same exercises, over and over again.  Whether it’s the result of “old school” mentality, lack of knowledge, or someone steering them in the wrong direction, consistently doing the same exact exercises (just with increasingly higher weight) will lead to dysfunction.  

The Same 5 Exercise Mistakes Women Tend to Make

http://www.mkfitness4life.com/the-same-5-exercise-mistakes-women-tend-to-make/

Day 1 of IDEA World Convention 2014

My morning started with a great dance workout with Tahneetra Crosby and her Soul Train House Party session at IDEA World Convention. Tahneetra brought us way back to the Jordache, Snake, classic soul train line and old school party music. My next session was “Going Solo-How to Open Your Own Business”. The dynamic ladies of Oakland, CA, Shane Barnard and Miwa Natsuki of Urban Kick had a great session on the do’s and don’ts of starting your own business.

Muscle Cramps: The What, How, When, and Why.

The NBA Finals are in full force this year.  In light of Game 1’s review, the world got to see its best basketball player unable to move during the deciding 4th quarter.  We later realized that LeBron James was suffering from leg cramps.  James has been plagued by cramps his whole career and you could see they were coming out to play during the third quarter of Game 1.  James was CRUSHED after the game by all of the haters.  As I sat and read all the Facebook posts, all the Tweets, and listened to all the podcasts I wondered if all of these haters e

Are You Foam Rolling?

 Good Morning! Today I would like to talk to you about foam rolling and its benefits. Often not understanding the full benefits that it offers, most people see the grey cylindrical device as a form of forced torture. When performed correctly, foam rolling offers your body many benefits, both during your workout and post-workout.