Ever been to a physiotherapist or orthopedist? Every year, around 400,000 athletes are injured in sports accidents in Switzerland, over 90,000 of them in winter sports. You can't train for accidents, but you can increase your body's resistance. For top athletes, this is a regular routine. In the event of an injury, athletes receive optimal, round-the-clock care from several specialists. For a regular sports enthusiast, the situation looks quite different. One invests much less in injury prevention and preparation and needs much longer for recovery and readiness to sport. So what can you as a regular sports enthusiast do to enjoy life as pain-free as possible and save visits to physical therapists, orthopedists, and surgeons?
Prehabilitation is an upcoming field in interdisciplinary medicine. The Wikipedia definition reads as follows: Preoperative rehabilitation, or prehab, is a form of multidisciplinary healthcare interventions which aim to dampen the side effects of medical or surgical intervention. We go beyond this definition and show in this comprehensive guide to strength training based prehab that we need to optimize range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance in order to deliver effective prehab. Let's dive in and see what our 6 Minute Workout can do for your specific need.
Nothing is more controversial and feared by some runners than the weekly “long run” or the half marathon distance. Do you feel the same way? If so, try these running tips suggested by a serial marathon finisher and running coach who outlines how to achieve long-term running goals, have more fun running and avoid injuries.
Ahhhh ... the tiresome subject of the flexibility and long lean muscles. It's healthy when you hit the ground with your hands in front - can't you do it? Tsss tss tss... Heard many times, nowadays we don't say anything anymore. Of course, you should stretch if you have a shortening! But if not, ask back: why? Is stretching overrated? Stretching can postpone recovery after a HIT workout. So, when to do stretching and when not?