What is medical grade compression?
Compression Levels, mmHg and Medical Grade compression In reference to compression supports and sleeves, medical grade compression provides a moderate to high level of support. This can be more scientifically defined as a mmHg level of at least 20. mmHg is a measurement or compression value of pressure. A technical description defines mmHg […]
How to set up a Home Gym on a Budget
Finances are often used as an excuse to justify a lack of regular exercise in one’s life. And while it is true that fancy gyms and fitness equipment can make a sizeable hole in the budget, it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it or not, it’s entirely possible for a good workout […]
5 Useful Tips for Avoiding Runner’s Knee
A study by the BC Sports Medicine Foundation discovered that knee injuries accounted for three of the five most common types of running injuries. Most are thought to be caused by overuse, while further research traced knee injuries to weakness or lack of stability, particularly in the hips. Among the most common knee injuries researchers found […]
Longevity for Runners: Embrace Mobility, Strength and Nutrition
By Jeff Browning As the years pass, there are few things that impact sport longevity like loss of strength and mobility. Losing muscle mass (and therefore power) and a shorter muscular range of motion sets us up for injury or setback and a marked decline in longevity. It can happen to the best of us. […]
Are Female Athletes More Prone to Certain Injuries?
Writer: Heather Wright Pro-Tec Athletics x Trail Sisters To me, nothing beats a 2-3 mile run to the nearby lake in the sun. However, lately my favorite pastime has been plagued with throbbing knee pain, robbing me from my typical enjoyment. As I address the pain (IT Band Syndrome, pain on the outside of my […]
How to Get the Most Benefit from the Orb Extreme or the Orb Extreme Mini
Guest Writer: Sarah Stockett For several years, I have been a big fan of the Orb. I bought the original blue ball when I was writing a series on myofascial release for my website, www.custompilatesandyoga.com. As I researched this topic and all the various tools used for myofascial release, I discovered that to achieve true […]