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Rugby Safety in Schools

Tweet Getting into sports from a young age is a great thing and can set the tone for being fit and healthy for the rest of your life. As with all sports though, there is a risk of injury and leading public health doctors have this week warned a government drive to boost participation in Rugby in schools risk more children getting seriously hurt. Professor Allyson Pollock and her colleagues at Queen Mary University of London say the contact sport of rugby is too dangerous, and although not calling for... Read More

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Bowled Over – Common Cricket Injuries

Tweet Cricket season is nearly upon us and so it is time to look at what injuries can befall the young cricketer and how to prevent them. To many cricket is a great sport to both watch and participate in and something you can really get into once you learn the rules and regulations. To others, cricket is a slow form of torture, lasting days with very little excitement or drama for a competitive sport. As with all sports there is a risk of injury, especially at the higher levels... Read More

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Off The Rotator Cuff Remarks

Tweet Saturday’s boxing super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was the richest fight in boxing history, and so understandably people were pretty excited to see what would happen. Due to the Vegas-England time difference, some people got up especially to watch the fight which began just before 5am last Sunday morning and ironically, the fight was nearly enough to put people back to sleep. The fight was a long time in the making with months of hype surrounding it and unfortunately, as with many events that are hyped up... Read More

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao – What you need to know!

Tweet The time has finally come for the super-fight between two of the greatest boxers in history: Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather! Here’s all you need to know in the run up to the event this weekend!   When The fight will take place Saturday May 2nd in Las Vegas with the main event starting at 8pm Las Vegas time. That means a 4am Sunday morning main event for those of us in the UK and either a very late night, or a very early morning!   How to watch... Read More

The Mental Aspect of Boxing

Tweet When we think of boxers training, we think of the hours spent in the gym, the blood, sweat and tears, and, of course the power ballad fuelled Rocky montages. The physical side of boxing is constantly being developed to improve cardiovascular conditioning and muscular endurance, yet the mental aspect can sometimes be neglected. Boxing is not a team sport where you can rely on the energy from your teammates to spur you on as you are in the ring alone, will most likely get hurt and will have to... Read More

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Concussion – Professional Football is ignoring the dangers

Tweet Anyone who watched the Chelsea v Arsenal game last weekend won’t forget the collision between Chelsea midfielder Oscar, and Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina in a hurry. The collision was hard, and Oscar looked clearly dazed and confused as a result of the impact, showing sure signs of concussion such as the fencing response. The collision happened in the 16th minute of the game, yet Oscar was allowed to continue playing until half time before he was taken to hospital for a scan, leaving many questioning whether professional football is doing... Read More

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Supporting our sponsored Roller Derby team the `London Rockin Rollers`!

Tweet Recently a few members of the Firstaid4sport team went to Nottingham to support our sponsored Roller Derby team the `London Rockin Rollers` in their match against the `Hellfire Harlots`. It was a fantastic day, we’re all addicted and can’t wait to go again to watch them play! So here is everything you need to know about Roller Derby! What’s the format? Each game is 60 minutes long, played in either three 20 minute segments or two 30 minute segments. Each period consists of an unlimited number of `Jams` with... Read More

Maintaining your fitness on holiday!

Tweet Just after the New Year and in the run up to the summer are probably the busiest times for the gym and fitness industry as a whole. Guys hit the weights room and the treadmill aiming for the Brad Pitt in Snatch, shredded look, and girls aim to get bikini ready and toned ready for the summer months. However, when we actually get on holiday, it’s a different story! Protein shakes are replaced by Jagerbomb trains and high intensity interval training is replaced by high intensity all you can... Read More

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10 Fun Facts about the Masters Tournament

Tweet With `The Masters` kicking off on April 9th 2015 at Augusta golf course in Georgia, here are 10 fun facts about the tournament to get you excited for the biggest event on the yearly golfing calendar! 10 – The Augusta National Golf Course is a par 72 course and spans 7,435 yards 9   – Tiger Woods is the youngest player ever to have won the tournament at 21 years, 3 months and 14 days! 8   – The winner of the tournament is presented with a green blazer which they... Read More

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Movement in Boxing

Tweet I’m pretty sure there’s a universal agreement about the fact that movement is crucial in boxing. It’s a pretty simple formula really: Less movement = more likely to be punched More movement = less likely to be punched Movement is crucial to speed, endurance, reflexes, unpredictability and is an important skill that needs to be developed, but how do we train it? A boxer should always have something in motion whether it’s their head, hands, body or legs. If we look at footage of one of the greatest boxers... Read More