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23/06/2017

What is CrossFit

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting and cardio. These are the core movements of life. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness. CrossFit is... Read More

22/06/2017

Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is often experienced through discomfort in the wrist or upper hand area and is commonly caused by a number of injuries, including sprains and/or fractures. Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and repetitive motion can also lead to wrist pain. Although small, the human wrist is made up of eight bones, alongside, ligaments, tendons and tissue. All of these components within a relatively small structure means that the wrists can be easy to damage, which could cause not only pain but also limited use of the wrist and hand. A... Read More

20/06/2017
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Top Five Motocross Injuries

Motocross was developed from motorcycle competitions in the early 1900s in the UK. Motocross is riding a specially designed motorcycle, called a motocross bike, on a closed course, consisting of a variety of terrain; uphill’s, downhill’s, corners, jumps, etc. If you are racing, it is over a set amount of time or laps, with the winner crossing the line first. Almost all motocross riders will have been injured at some point in their career. Commonly when performing freestyle and tricks, however, participation of any kind in motocross comes with an... Read More

19/06/2017

Trochanteric Bursitis Hip

What is Trochanteric Bursitis Hip? Trochanteric bursitis hip, is an overuse injury at the hip which is common in runners. Bursitis is a trochanteric (trochanteric refers to either of two knobs at the top of the femur, serving for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.) hip bursitis condition. Bursitis is a condition which can affect many joints within the body. The term “Bursitis” refers to any inflammation of a bursa. a small fluid-filled sac or sac-like cavity situated in places in tissues where friction would otherwise occur. Bursae... Read More

15/06/2017
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5 Reasons to Learn CPR

Would you know what to do or how to react if someone suddenly collapsed in front of you? Sudden heart attacks are amongst the most common cause of death in the world. Performing CPR can be the difference between life and death. You can’t assume that someone else will step in – that’s why it’s so important to learn CPR. Getting certified is easier than you think. 1. It Saves Lives Each year in the UK approximately 30,000 people collapse with sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest... Read More

14/06/2017
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Pectoral Tears and Strains

The pectoral muscles (pecs) are located at the front of the chest, they are made up of two muscles. The larger of the two is called the pectoralis major muscle, this extends from the sternum across the ribs and collar bone to the humerus (upper arm). The pectoralis minor (the smaller of the two muscles) originates at the front of the ribs and attaches to the front of the shoulder blade. The pectoral muscles assist with movements of the shoulder blade. During stretching or contracting the pectorals experience tension. This... Read More

12/06/2017
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CrossFit – Looking after your Hands

You only have to look on Instagram to understand just how popular CrossFit is getting! Photos of CrossFit diehards proudly displaying their blistered, calloused and torn palms like  badges of honour. But even if you’re can push through the pain of dead-lifts and snatches with a flesh wound, it does not mean that you should, you could be risking nasty infections, deeper tears, and considerable recovery time, and let’s face it, why would you train through it when it can easily be avoided. Don’t let something as avoidable as a... Read More

09/06/2017

Myofascial Release

Myo refers to muscles, and fascia is the connective tissue that bind muscles, bones, and organs together. Fascia connects and covers all parts of the body in a strong, fibrous sheeting, but it also plays a primary role in healing from injury. We are only just beginning to understand the role and importance of fascia in the body. What Makes it Different? Myofascial Release, is a massage technique that engages both the muscular and the fascia systems, it can be achieved through massage with the therapist, or through the use... Read More

08/06/2017

Safety in Rugby Clubs

Clubs have a duty of care toward the individuals that use their facilities. During a rugby match / training, as with many sporting activities, even spectators can be injured suddenly. Whilst arrangements for spectators and officials will most likely be the same as for any other sport, due to the full contact nature of rugby, the arrangements for players will need to be adjusted to reflect this. It is the responsibility of the club or organiser to ensure that procedures are in place so that effective action is taken is a... Read More