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Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 2

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 1

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

A Deeper Understanding of Plyometrics

As previously discussed plyometrics are explosive based exercises that improve muscular power through a series of exercises challenging the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). However, when training with certain exercises it is useful to understand how the exercises work to show improvements. In this article we will elaborate upon the application of plyometrics further giving a better insight into plyometric training. It will go into detail on how plyometric eercises give rise to improvements in power, as well as how it can be tested to show improvements occuring. After this series of articles, you will have learnt the fundamentals of plyometrics that can be built upon with assistance. 

Physiological Preparation in Hockey

Preparing your body is a simple task to do but is so easy to get wrong. Hockey teams along with many other sports get warm ups wrong by conducting a generic warm up that don’t facilitate correct movement patterns for their sport. We can correct this by conducting a RAMP warm up. This style of warm up incorporates the traditional elevate heart rate, stretching and skill based warm up, however, has more sports specific elements. RAMP stands for Raise, Activate, Mobilise and Potentiate.