8 Simple Hacks to Sustain Your Home Workout Plan

For those of us who are used to the convenience of a commercial gym, home workouts can seem (for a variety of reasons) a foreign and challenging experience. If you have relied on the unique environment and huge variety of equipment to keep you motivated at your gym, working out in the living room can… Read More

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Shock-absorbing Insoles & Military Boots: An Effective Solution?

Research Paper Title Functional Evaluation of a Shock Absorbing Insole During Military Training in a Group of Soldiers: A Pilot Study. Background Soldiers’ lower limbs and feet are frequently affected by overload- and overuse-related injuries. In order to prevent or limit the incidence of these injuries, the use of foot orthoses is often recommended. The… Read More

How Can You Tell if You are Overdoing it in Your Boot Camp Classes?

Boot camp fitness classes are all about pushing yourself and striving to do your very best. That is what so many people love about them. But, at the same time, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you are pushing yourself too hard and overdoing it in your boot camp… Read More

The Benefits of Understanding Biomechanics for the Fitness Professional & their Clients

Operating an engine beyond its limits is readily observable by the red line displayed on the tachometer of most cars. Similarly, the human body may be loaded beyond the limits of the skeletal system and muscles that act on the moving human frame. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the mechanical risks of physical… Read More

IOC Consensus Statement on Load in Sport & Risk of Injury (Parts 1, 2 & Infographic)

Consensus Statement How much is too much? (Part 1) International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of injury. Extract Athletes participating in elite sports are exposed to high training loads and increasingly saturated competition calendars. Emerging evidence indicates that poor load management is a major risk factor for injury. The International… Read More

Training Load Errors: Linking Injury to Overtraining & Undertraining?

Discussion Paper Title If overuse injury is a ‘training load error’, should undertraining be viewed the same way? Extract Overuse injury is a ‘training load error’ Inappropriately high training loads cause overuse injuries. However, it has recently been proposed that overuse injuries should be considered in terms of both ‘overloading’ and ‘underloading’. The rationale is… Read More