When sports season gets into full swing, many young athletes set new goals and push their bodies to the limit. Many of these sports require a great deal of flexibility and strength. Those attributes can’t be acquired overnight.
Strength training offers many benefits, including increased muscle tone, strength, endurance and bone density.
Back pain is a complex problem, but can strengthening core muscles with targeted exercise provide some relief? A physical therapist answers your questions.
Anyone can make common weight training mistakes — beginners and experts alike. Avoid these four bad habits to get a better workout.
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Once in a while, a fitness trend takes off. It seems like new gyms spring up overnight. You hear about it from your friends, who say, “You have to try this class.” Barre workouts are one such trend. Barre workouts — probably best known from the fitness franchise Pure Barre™ — have grown rapidly. They … Read More
The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but too many people look for the nearest exit once they hit a few bumps in that road. Whether you’re an exercise newbie or a former athlete who has taken a break from fitness for too long, don’t let challenges steer you away from your … Read More
Tennis requires you to twist, turn and run in multiple directions. It’s great for you, and by taking proper precautions, you can minimize your risk of tennis-related injuries. “Playing tennis on a regular basis is good for your body and mind,” says Dace Zemzars, ATC, PTA, of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center. “It’s a fun … Read More
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD It’s that time of year again when people are ready to get out and start moving. As with all exercise programs, speak with your physician first to make sure you are physically capable of beginning a running program. If you have osteoarthritis, you may need to follow certain precautions and your … Read More
Contributor: Timothy Ertle, MPT During the warm weather months, serious golfers tend to want to use their free time golfing and put less time into exercise. In cooler climates, both winter and spring are the perfect time for golfers to increase their fitness by improving their strength and flexibility specific to the game. It is … Read More
Myth: Strength training increases bulk and hinders performance.Fact: Strength training helps improve your running economy, decrease your risk of injury and make your running more effective. Want to run a marathon? Include strength training in your workout plans, says Cleveland Clinic Sports Health exercise physiologist Heather Nettle, MA. Strength training helps you build muscles and … Read More