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Jump Into Plyometrics -- the Exercises to Power Muscles

Posted 10 days ago by

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 – Plyometrics isn't a new technique, but it's getting renewed attention because of its value as a training tool, the American Council on Exercise explains. Its original name, jump training, describes its focus. Movements are similar to those used in downhill skiing, basketball and even tennis. So it's a great way to train for those sports, but almost anyone can benefit. ...

5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

Posted 16 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 – Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone – it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you're not making these common mistakes. Mistake number 1: Letting momentum drive your workout. If you power through repetitions at a rapid clip, chances are that you're using momentum rather ...

Medicine Balls: Exercise Tools That Add Fun to Fitness

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – Want to add a new type of challenge to your exercise routine? Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility – and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts. Medicine balls come in a variety of sizes, from ...

When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 – Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries. Pulling data from five prior studies, scientists found that athletes aged 18 and younger who concentrated on a single sport were nearly two times more likely to sustain an overuse ...

Use 'Proper Form' When Practicing Yoga

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 – Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns. Improper technique can lead to serious muscle damage, including strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs and knees, according to Dr. Brett Freedman. He is an orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon, and an American Academy of ...

Health Tip: What Could Be Behind Achilles Tendinitis

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by

-- Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, often develops from repetitive stress to the tendon when you work your body too hard. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says specific causes of Achilles tendinitis include: Sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise. Tight calf muscles, which can put extra stress on the ...

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in the game faster. First, understand your injury to treat it appropriately. A sprain affects ligaments, the bands of tissue that connect bones at a joint. A strain is damage to muscle and the fibers that ...

Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

Posted 11 Mar 2018 by

SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 – Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury, according to a new study. "Not only are these injuries becoming more prevalent among professional baseball pitchers, but we are also seeing a relatively high rate of re-injury as well," said senior study ...

Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not (Yet) an Olympian

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by

SUNDAY, March 4, 2018 – If watching the Winter Olympics made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them, sports medicine experts caution. "The biggest issue we see are people who push too hard when trying something for the first time, and it gets out of control," said Dr. Jayson Loeffert, a sports medicine doctor with Penn State Health. Whatever new sport you try, "you want to ...

Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 – Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to get. Strong muscles make everyday activities easier and allow you to maintain your independence throughout life. But you don't have to go to a gym to get in these workouts. If you prefer machines to free ...

Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – Many people think if they're not sore after a workout, they didn't push themselves hard enough. But some experts challenge this view. "There's no evidence that shows individuals with muscle soreness get stronger versus those that don't," said physical therapist Heather Henry, from University Hospitals Avon Health Center in Avon, Ohio. Soreness after a workout is caused ...

Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive

Posted 15 Jan 2018 by

SUNDAY, Jan. 14, 2018 – Whether you're training for a marathon or just logging miles, cold-weather running requires some special health and safety precautions, according to a sports medicine expert. That said, it also gives you a chance to get ahead of the competition because people often don't train once serious cold sets in, Dr. Joshua Blomgren said in a news release. He's a primary care ...

Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018

Posted 30 Dec 2017 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 – If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone. Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and exercise science professor at Wake Forest University. "Everybody says that they want to ...

Health Tip: Build Your Strength

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by

-- As you age, it's important to keep up your strength. To build your muscles, you'll need to lift or push weight, the National Institute on Aging says. Here's the agency's advice for starting a strength-training program: Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about starting a specific exercise. Don't hold your breath during strength exercises. Doing so can affect your blood pressure. Breathe ...

Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?

Posted 6 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – When it comes to getting and staying fit, women may have an aerobic edge over men, new research suggests. In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill. Oxygen uptake is an important measure of aerobic fitness. Women consistently processed oxygen about 30 percent ...

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