TRX a suspension training method, is not a novel exercise form. It has been around for years. Created for the US military by a navy seal in 1997. Suspension training was designed so people could sustain fitness with little equipment anywhere, any time. The TRX equipment is designed to be hung from doors, trees or from beams. It is designed to use your body weight and gravity as the resistance. [Read more…]
Strength training is useful to maintain or improve your health at any age . Not only does weight bearing exercise help us build strength and muscle mass. Strength training also helps maintain and strengthen bone density. When starting strength training for the first time, after injury or after some time off, remember to start gradually.
If you are eager to start to increase your strength through strength training, a chat with your local exercise professional or physiotherapist will get you started on the right foot. Below are some great tips to keep in mind when getting started.
To understand how to reduce pain or the risk of you getting pain, we must first understand what pain is and what can contribute to it.
Pain is a subjective experience that is different for everyone. It is a warning signal from the body that something needs to change in some way. Pain occurs due to an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience related to actual or potential tissue harm. It is understood that pain is a response of the brain following stimulus that has been sent to the brain.
There are at two main categories of pain acute and chronic. Pain can be further divided into three types.
Scoliosis is commonly known as a curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is not seen as a diagnostic term but more as a description of a sideways curvature accompanied by a vertebral twist. Scoliosis is rarely found as a significantly debilitating condition.
The curve of the spine in healthy individuals is meant to be vertical or straight up and down when looking from behind. A healthy resting neutral spine from a side view has a mild curve inwards at the neck (Cervical spine), a mild rounded curve at the mid-back area (Thoracic spine), and a mild curve inwards in the lower back (lumbar spine).
In individuals with a scoliosis, a curve to the left or the right can be seen when looking from behind. Scoliosis Australia explains that most scoliosis or spine cures are seen in the thoracic spine. Most curves are quite mild and only 2 to 3% have curves of 10 degrees or higher (moderate curves). Of these less than 0.1% have curves of 40 degrees or higher (http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/).