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Volleyball Knee Pads

Volleyball Knee Pads

Volleyball is an extremely athletic and demanding sport, with players required to jump, twist, turn and smash throughout the game. Volleyball knee pads are essential for a serious volleyball player, as players are often required to thrown themselves at the ball with the intention of keeping it from hitting the ground. This can result in the knee coming into contact with the ground many times throughout the game, and as volleyball is often played on a hard or indoor court this can result in a the knee being at frequent risk of damage or injury. Why do you need Volleyball...

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Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Why is Kettlebell Training so Effective?

Hand & Wrist Knee & Thigh

The popularity of kettlebell training has soared during recent years, and there are numerous benefits to incorporating kettlebells as part of your workout. Firstly, kettlebells are fantastic cardio so they are a great way of improving and strength and a firm, lean physique without building up muscle bulk. This can be important for athletes in many sports, especially those that need to incorporate speed, strength and agility in their discipline. Kettlebells are also very popular as they are a great way of burning lots of calories very quickly! An American Council on Exercise study found that a 20 minute kettlebell...

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How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

How Compression Shorts help with Groin Strain Recovery

Shorts

A groin strain occurs when the muscles in the inner thigh get over-stretched or torn, and can be caused by sudden movements such as kicking, jumping or twisting to change direction. This injury is common amongst both professional and recreational sports people, especially footballers, athletes, tennis and hockey players who all play high intensity sports. Symptoms of a groin strain Groin strain injuries can range from mild to very severe, depending upon the damage caused to the muscle. Symptoms include pain in the inner groin and inner thigh, pain when you raise your knee as well as swelling and bruising...

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How a Tennis Elbow Support Aids Recovery

How a Tennis Elbow Support Aids Recovery

Elbow & Arm

Tennis is a very high intensity sport, with tennis players vulnerable to injury to many different parts of the body including the ankle, knee, wrist and back. However, one of the most common injuries amongst tennis players is probably tennis elbow, which is an overuse injury affecting the tendons in the forearm. These tendons are used in gripping a racquet during a tennis stroke, and if they are overused or put under too much stress then they can become strained. This in turn will lead to pain and inflammation in the outside of your elbow as this is where the...

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When to Use a Weightlifting Belt

When to Use a Weightlifting Belt

An essential item of any serious weightlifters kit is a weightlifting belt – but what are they for, when should you use one and what are the benefits? What is a Weightlifting Belt Used for? The main purpose of wearing a weightlifting belt is that it helps to stabilise and reduce stress on the spine. This should help the wearer perform more reps and lift heavier (if only slightly) weights. But how is this achieved? Wearing a belt when weightlifting increases the abdominal pressure of the wearer, sometimes by up to 40%. This build-up of pressure will help to cushion...

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