Fitness professionals who incorporate vibration training into their programs may have value for those coping with stroke.
The most effective way to prevent lower-back pain will come as no surprise to fitness professionals: It’s exercise for a healthy spine.
In volleyball training programs, low-volume plyometric protocols can be as effective as high-volume methods and have less injury risk.
Trainers may want to prioritize cultivating a nonjudgmental atmosphere of open communication to ensure honest conversations about pain and injury.
The risk of ACL tears may be highly influenced by genetic predisposition, according to a study reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
By analyzing ground-force patterns after subjects jumped as high as possible, researchers devised a simple method of evaluating training or rehab progress.
College athletes who skimp on sleep may be increasing their risk for injury, according to a small study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.
New insight on whether “runner’s knee” may be preventable can help you support clients who are struggling with this condition.
Chances are you’re using eccentric training to improve muscular strength and power, and build lean mass. But are you measuring its effectiveness?
When you pull or strain a ligament or mash/stretch or damage a tendon, you often get micro-tears in the tissue, which will require collagen repair.
With a tailored regimen that includes muscular power training, adults can keep their bodies fit and functional well into their later years.
Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, orthopaedic surgeon and former personal trainer and physical therapist, gives suggestions on how to prepare for the season.
Hamstring injuries are frequent and costly for professional soccer players and important for all active people to avoid. Medical professionals with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) developed an injury prevention program that blends evidence-based methods and practical considerations. It emphasizes the need for individualized training that targets an athlete’s specific risk factors, based on ongoing screening and monitoring.
If your clients need more evidence that training while injured can be detrimental, new research suggests that the adverse effects on movement quality can linger even after an injury has fully healed.
Hip fractures have serious consequences, including an increased risk of death within the first year following the accident. Findings from a recent study offer good news on the benefits of physical activity for postmenopausal women.
Muscle cramps can stop athletes in their tracks. Although they usually self-extinguish within seconds or minutes, the abrupt, harsh, involuntary muscle contractions can cause mild-to-severe agony and immobility, often accompanied by knotting of the affected muscle (Minetto et al. 2013). And cramps are common; 50%–60% of healthy people suffer muscle cramps during exercise, sleep or pregnancy or after vigorous physical exertion (Giuriato et al. 2018).
One of the many benefits of yoga is that it requires a “proximal to distal” approach. A strong core (proximal) is central to developing mobility and strength in the extremities (distal). Many yoga poses require spinal stabilization rather than flexion and are safe and beneficial for a wide range of abilities. The following three traditional stabilization postures have the added challenge of asymmetrical appendage movement, which requires the core to work harder to resist rotation.
No need for concern about increased death risk from heart disease among experienced middle-aged exercisers who engage in high-intensity activity, at least if they’re male. Findings from a 10-year study of 21,758 generally healthy, very active men—like marathon runners, cyclists and swimmers—showed that even for those with higher coronary-artery calcium levels, athletic pursuits did not elevate risk of death.
More and more people choose exercising at gyms and studios to stay healthy. The trend is occurring across the age spectrum, from baby boomers to millennials. Americans choose the convenience, expertise, and comradery found at gyms and studios to stay at their fitness best.
Encourage your pregnant clients (if cleared by their doctors) to keep working out with you. A new study shows that maintaining a healthy weight before and during pregnancy is a key factor in avoiding pregnancy complications.