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In a previous post, I stated the benefits of stretching and a couple of different kinds of stretching. A helpful video was also included. But do you know that like any part of your training, Stretching or Flexibility training should also follow the FITT principle? Frequency – Ideally, stretching should be done everyday to maximize […]

Most of us may find it relaxing yet some think it’s the boring part of their workout, but we all know that Stretching is a very important component of our training and exercise routine. What are the benefits of Stretching or Flexibility Training? Stretching or Flexibility training reduces the stress and tension in the exercising […]

Watch Naudi Aguilar show a few stretches to alleviate low back pain. He shows a technique to help improve the function of the lumbo-pelvic hip complex. The lumbo-pelvic region is commonly the place with highest responsibility when it comes to lower back pain. In this video, he covers a technique that relaxes a hip flexor […]

My wife and I have been looking for a short but fun get away this summer. We just came from Niagara-on-the-Lake last Thursday, rested at home for a day, and took a 3-hour road trip to Tobermory and Collingwood last weekend. This time we are hoping for a Fitness filled adventure! Read about the FITT […]

How do you treat sore muscles after a workout? After doing a strenuous physical activity, it is normal to feel sore one or two days after, especially if you did something that your body is not used to doing. This is referred to as DOMS which stands for Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness. DOMS occur 24 […]

How to Prevent Running Injuries Having a well-programmed training plan and taking some precautions can greatly minimize risks to these injuries and ailments. Here are some tips to prevent running injuries. – Don’t Ignore Pain: From my experience as a sports therapist, most runners (and other athletes) who come to the sports clinic and complain with […]

Myofascial release is a soft-tissue therapy technique to treat skeletal muscle tightness and pain. It aims to relax stiff muscles, improve blood circulation, and improve flexibility in muscles. I practiced as a myotherapist for four years before and I witnessed how this massage technique work wonders! I have done myotherapy for different kinds of pain-struck […]

Continuation from my post “Common Running Injuries and Ailments, Treatment and Prevention (Part 1)” 6.) Muscle Pull/Muscle Strain Muscle pulls can occur to your hamstrings (back of thigh), quadriceps (front of thigh), gastrocnemius (calves), or adductors (groin muscle/inside of thighs). A muscle pull is a small tear on a muscle that is caused by overstretching. […]

Running Injuries happen when you push yourself too hard too soon. Your body should have enough time to recover and adapt to training stress. Most runners want to run through the pain which often leads to worse injuries. It is important to be familiar with these running injuries and ailments and know how to prevent them. […]

If you want the most out of your workouts, it is important to know and apply the principles of training – Individuality, Specificity, Progressive Overload, Recovery, and Reversibility. These principles give you an idea on how you should train and what kinds of exercises you should do in relation to your goals in fitness. A simpler approach to […]