Avoiding the Tour de Fatigue

Cycling is a mainstream sport for all ages. Most people learn to ride a bicycle at a young age and, as the saying goes, you never forget how to ride. When you transition from cycling for fun to cycling for the health benefits, it is important to understand the risk of injury associated with the…

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Preparing for a Marathon

Strategies to Keep Your Strength and Avoid Injuries The Hartford Marathon, one of the region’s top racing events, is scheduled for October 10th. With this marathon only a few weeks away, you should already be preparing. Because of their length, marathons require a 16- to 20-week training schedule. Of course, you should already be a…

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Proper Stretching: Static vs. Dynamic

For years, static stretching pre-workout or prior to sport activities was thought to prepare the body for more intense exercise by improving performance and reducing injuries. A couple of recent studies show, however, that dynamic stretching – or an active movement-specific warm up involving continuous motion is superior to static stretching prior to a workout….

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Let’s Start Thinking About Golf

How much do you think about golf before you go play? If your answer is just long enough to get a tee time, then we have some exercises for you. Repetition and poor form potentially make a golfer prone to multiple injuries. For one, the action of swinging the club has the potential to place…

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Playing Through The Pain

Several factors cause athletes of all levels to continue to play through the pain: the warrior mentality, shame from showing weakness and letting others down, pressure from teammates and coaches, and the threat, imagined or real, of loss of playing time. Because of these factors, a significant percentage of players keep their injuries hidden. According…

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