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Virtual reality and other trends changing sport

If you believe sport makes you feel better, enjoy life more, helps you meet new people and form valuing communities – then sport and its role in society is not only important for us to understand but for us to explore, shape and grow.“Sport used to be something you would have on your to-do list [...]

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HOW TO PREVENT ACL INJURIES AND KEEP YOUR CLIENTS ON THE COURT THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMMING

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant, not to mention the long term sequela to the athlete which includes a [...]

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Why Should Foam Rolling Be Used In Group Training? The Therapeutic Benefits of Self-Myofascial BY KYLE STULL, MS

Foam rolling, also known as self-myofascial release (SMR), is based on a hands-on technique therapists have been using for years. To achieve this release, a therapist would apply a low load, long duration dragging force across layers of soft tissue. After a period of time (between 90–120 sec. in most cases), through different mechanisms in [...]

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7 YOGA POSES TO BRING BALANCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

With the holidays approaching, November and December are notoriously hectic months; needless to say, staying sane isn't always easy. You already know the physical and mental benefits of yoga—be it a quiet Yin session or an all-out Bikram sweat fest. And when the season has you ailing in very specific ways, yoga can again come [...]

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Sample Plyometrics Workout: The Plyo Box Burner

Plyometrics training is part of any athlete’s core training regimen – jump training is what helps basketball players reach the rim, football players make it into the end zone and soccer players successfully head the ball into the goal. Not just for the athletes you train, plyometrics build up leg strength and explosive power without [...]

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