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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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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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K-tape or Rigid Tape – What is best?

Kinesiology tape and Rigid tape have vastly different functions, and both can aid an athlete in many different ways if used correctly. Always check with a professional about any injuries or concerns you have. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kinesiology Tape (K-Tape) – Many athletes wear it as a fashion statement, as they come in many patterns and colours, …

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