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Work on Your Ground Game: A Big Step to Getting Stronger

What if I told you that there is one neglected body part that you could strengthen which would lead to an increase in full body strength and mobility? It might not be what you expect. I'm talking about your FEET. If you suffer from foot, ankle, knee, low back pain, or related problems including shin splints, bunions, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, „fallen‟ arches, or Achilles tendonitis, then this article should be of particular interest to you. Your feet may be holding you back from becoming stronger. The feet are the body‟s base of support. During exercise, sport, and most daily activities, force enters the body through your hands and feet, with the feet supporting the bulk of this workload. However, whereas most people understand the importance of grip training and how strong hands contribute to a strong upper body, our feet are often neglected. Most people just shove their feet [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|

Not All Pain is Gain: Natural Pain Management Methods

Pain's Purpose Aristotle called pain the "passion of the soul." Although we may not look at pain quite so romantically, it’s important to recognize that pain serves a constructive purpose. Pain is a warning signal that you may be in danger or at risk of injury. The sensation of pain tells us that something are doing may cause the body damage, and in this way pain is our innate method of self-protection. You can imagine the problems that would arise if you were unable to feel pain! Pain is usually divided into two main types: acute and chronic. Acute pain generally short-lived and gradually disappears through the course of normal healing. Acute pain typically has an identifiable cause. Chronic pain persists for more than six months. Some chronic pain sufferers may have symptoms for months or even years. This could be the result of a specific injury or chronic medical, [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|