Category Archives: Exercise & Injury Prevention

5 Common Golf Injuries

Effective swings in golf require strong effort. The explosive nature of the move can be a great deal of stress on your body, particularly your joints. Because of this, most professional golfers deal with some sort of golf-related injury eventually. However, golf injuries are not limited to the pros; casual golfers get injured, too. Let’s […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Exercise Order & Type

The common wisdom is that you need at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day at least five days a week. But, there are many different types of exercises that can be incorporated into a workout. Understanding which to choose and what sequence is most beneficial can help you get the most out of […]

Joint Knowledge: Ankle Sprains

Sprained ankles can happen when you twist or turn your ankle in an awkward or unusual way. This can force the tissue that holds your ankle together beyond its natural range of motion and stretch or tear the ligaments. Common Causes of Ankle Sprains When you have an active lifestyle, there are often risks of issues […]

What is Zone 2 Training?

The older we get, the more important our cardiovascular health. When it comes to aerobic training, how you exercise is just as important as how often you exercise. The heart rate zone model is a popular approach to monitoring your endurance training. There are five heart rate zones ranging from 1 being low intensity to […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Reps, Sets, and Rest

After you’ve chosen the exercises your workout will contain, the next step is choosing how many reps and how many sets your workout will include. One of the most important factors in choosing is identifying what your goals are. Structuring Your Workout for Strength Your first reps are the ones that are the ones building […]

Joint Knowledge: Shoulder Impingement

The human shoulder is perhaps one of the most fascinating joints in the body. This joint has a simplistic structure where bones are concerned, a complex setup of soft tissues, and the most range of motion out of all joints. The shoulder can develop a series of problems, however, and shoulder impingement happens to be […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Paired, Super, and Compound Sets

The way that you structure your workout can have as dramatic an effect on your results as the exercises you pick. By structuring your workouts so that two exercises are paired together in an alternating format, you can often benefit more than you would by doing each exercise alone with a longer rest period in-between […]

What is CoQ10?

In our last blog post, we presented some recent studies that looked at astaxanthin, exercise performance, and recovery.  CoQ10 was mentioned very briefly in that post and since it’s a common nutrient compared to astaxanthin…we thought we’d give you a general overview of it! CoQ10 is a naturally-occurring nutrient that is found within the body’s […]

Astaxanthin & Exercise Performance

Whether you are a weekend warrior or someone who regularly competes in athletic competitions, you want to be at your best when running, cycling, lifting weights, or being involved in other forms of exercise.  While eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can help you achieve your fitness goals, many supplements on the […]

Joint Knowledge: Achilles Tendinitis

Mild ache along the back of your lower leg? Does it nag right above your heel at the end of an intense week of training or after sprinting or climbing stairs?  It might be especially noticeable in the morning yet improves over the course of the day. If this sounds like your experience, keep reading […]

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