Health

Need to know – Foam Rollers

Foam rollers are quickly becoming one of the most recognised and used recovery and self-massage tools in the world – and there are SO many reasons why. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What Is a Foam Roller? A foam roller is a cylindrical shaped, self-massage tool that aids to reduce muscular and myofascial restriction, general tension, fatigue, and soreness …

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Sports Recovery – WHY? And HOW?

Elite athletes know the importance of ensuring recovery is scheduled into their routines to ensure they allow their bodies to repair and recuperate before the next session. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ‘Rest and Recovery’ days are critical when it comes to sporting performance for many reasons: Physiological – The body needs time to adapt to the stress and …

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Cold Weather and Athletic Performance

There are many external factors that affect an athlete’s performance ability, Weather is one of the many environmental factors that can have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to perform at their best. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The feeling of being ‘cold’ is subjective to each individual, however these are the definitions; “cold” is refrigerator temperature (4˚C) …

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The Effects Of Sleep On Athletic Performance

Athletes work extremely hard to perfect their chosen sport, but small factors such as diet and sleep can have a big impact on an athlete’s ability to optimize their performance. Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, David Geier, states that “getting enough sleep is crucial for athletic performance” and expresses that many studies have concluded …

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