How to Avoid & Treat these Common Fitness Bootcamp Injuries

These days, fitness bootcamp classes are incredibly popular. However, at the same time, so is the number of people who are injuring themselves during these intense workouts. The issue here is not the workouts themselves; rather, it is participants and exercise professionals who do not know how to properly prevent and treat workout-related injuries. Explained… Read More

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5 Essential Ways to Support Your Ankles During Training

The ankles are often the most injury-prone parts of your body used during certain boot camp workouts, and yet, your entire performance is dependent on these joints functioning at their very best. Any damage to them could cease your training immediately. Don’t miss the following tips and precautions you should follow in order to avoid… Read More

The Biomechanics of Standing Calf Raises

The standing calf raise is a common resistance exercise for strengthening the plantar flexors that act at the ankle joint (i.e., gastrocnemius, soleus). Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. Improper form while performing this… Read More

Can a Shoulder Problem/Injury Be Caused by your Feet?

Ankles and feet are responsible for weight bearing and ambulation (aka walking). Proper function and mechanics of ankles and feet are essential for most sports activities and performance of activities of daily living. Slight abnormalities in the feet and ankles (e.g. muscular imbalance, proprioceptive dysfunction, and structural changes) are transmitted via the kinetic chain to… Read More