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Prevent the “pop” with P.E.P! (ACL prevention)

Step. Twist. POP!!! For anyone who has ever injured their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), they probably know this dreaded ‘pop’ all too well. This ‘pop’ usually means a torn ACL, which equals a long period on the sidelines, months of rehabilitation and plenty of frustration! For a long time it was unclear whether the chances…
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Prep yourself before you wreck yourself!

Winter has finished and summer is just around the corner. During those cold winter months, it is so much easier to stay indoors and watch that Netflix series on the couch, or not go on that morning run because it’s just too cold. Before you know it, time's up and it starts to get warm,…
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Think you’re too old to hopscotch? Think again!

It’s been common practice for us to expect people to age gracefully. As people get older, they are often told to slow down or even stop exercising completely to avoid injury. While many people would believe this is the best approach, research has shown that inactivity is actually one of the worst things for people…
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Five Pilates moves to start your day!

Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility and posture. It was developed and refined by Joseph Pilates whom believes it can be understood executed properly only after knowing the 5 fundamental principles. Breathe into the base and sides of your rib cage and maintain a natural inhalation and exhalation pattern. Most importantly…
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Swimmer’s Shoulder

Shoulder injuries are the most common injuries in swimmers. Typically, swimmers experience pain due to the rotator cuff tendons being pinched and becoming inflamed - this is known as shoulder impingement. Due to its frequency among swimmers, this particular condition is often referred to as “swimmer’s shoulder”. In more severe cases, the tendons can wear…
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Don’t Use Strength to Improve Strength

Strength can simply be defined as how much muscle force you can produce in a movement, and can be measured by how much resistance you can move from point A to point B. This resistance can come in a variety of forms such as a barbell, your body-weight, a shot-put, another person, grocery bags, etc.…
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WANNA TOUCH YOUR TOES? DON’T STRETCH THOSE HAMMIES!

When you touch your toes, your hamstrings put on the brakes to save your nose! There is so much noise around tight hamstrings causing back pain – but it’s a joke! Saying tight hamstrings cause low back pain is like saying seatbelts cause car accidents. If you drive dangerously then a seatbelt needs to be…
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D-EVOLUTION

Are we really evolving? Evolution of human work silhouettes | Vector by Vector Open Stock The scary thing about this image is that it is actually pretty true. Even those of us who are very active in sports are devolving. Athletes in sports like triathlon and IRONMAN events, while undoubtedly these athletes have excellent cardiovascular…
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BABY GOT BACK

[caption id="attachment_1494" align="alignright" width="720"] Beth Scupham via CC Lumbopelvic rhythm might be a bit of a tongue twister, but it's pretty important stuff. Lumbopelvic rhythm is the coordinated movement between your lumbar spine (or lower back) and your pelvis. If you've ever watched toddlers and young kids moving and playing, you may have noticed that…
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DON’T BLAME YOUR KNEE

Almost everyone has had a knee injury at some point in their life, and even if they haven't, they probably know someone who has. Is it because people have weak ACLs, MCLs, PCLs, or is it that our patellas are in the wrong position? Is it that the cartilage behind the kneecap and the menisci…
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