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03/07/2017

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is an injury that most people will be familiar with, yet the name is quite deceiving. This common elbow problem probably affects as many non-tennis players as it does tennis players. What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons in the forearm are strained. The tendons become inflamed causing pain on the outside of the elbow joint. Tennis elbow can be caused by any activity that involves gripping and twisting motions in the forearm, more often than now, this injury is not related to tennis or... Read More

30/06/2017

CrossFit Jargon Busting

Walking into a CrossFit Box for the first time isn’t the only thing that can be daunting to a newbie, CrossFit seems to come with a whole new language! Most terms in CrossFit are acronyms although to start with they may seem like nonsense. So we’ve decided to put together a list of the most used terms and what they mean. The Basics Box – the gym. WOD – Workout of the Day. Usually posted on the whiteboard in the Box.. Each WOD varies apart from ‘The Girls’ and ‘Hero... Read More

29/06/2017

Top 6 Wimbledon Facts

Wimbledon is nearly upon us, so we thought we would put together a little list of 6 of the lesser known, most random facts about the event. 1.Wimbledon adopted yellow tennis balls in 1986 with the advent of colour television; before that, white balls were used 2. A Harris hawk called Rufus is responsible for keeping the grounds pigeon-free. He’s specially trained for the task and flies across the courts each morning before play, discouraging pigeons from roosting by making them aware of his predator status. Over the years he... Read More

28/06/2017
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Bicep Tears

Biceps – the muscles located at the front of the upper arm, extending from the elbow, upwards to the shoulder. A torn or strained bicep, is an injury most often to the bicep tendon. The tendons at either end of the muscle can be torn, however, it is much more common for the tendon that attaches to the shoulder to tear or rupture. A complete rupture will cause the bicep tendon to detach from the bone. It’s vulnerable because it goes through the shoulder joint, which is used, and sometimes... Read More

27/06/2017
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Interview With Sam Briggs

Sam Briggs or The Engine as she is nicknamed, is the UK’s answer to CrossFit royalty. Sam is respected amongst the elite athletes of CrossFit and we can understand why. Following her second games in 2011, where she finished 4th she was hit by a devastating knee injury. After surgery and good rehab, Sam returned to the Games in 2013 and with no one expecting her to finish on the podium, Sam silenced the critics and took first place, claiming the title ‘Fittest Woman on Earth’. With Sam never finishing... Read More

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