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Injury Blog — Knee & Thigh

Here to keep you fighting fit and back on form

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury When Returning to Training

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury When Returning to Training

Ankle & Shin Knee & Thigh

Visiting the gym or doing any serious training can be a daunting thought, especially if it has been a while since we strapped on the running shoes or followed a proper training routine. If you have been inactive for some time, even for a couple of weeks, then the risk of injury when embarking on a training programme increases. It is therefore worthwhile bearing the following tips in mind when preparing for your return to fitness: 1 – Set Realistic Goals It is best to start slow, and make any fitness goals realistic, achievable and measurable. It is a lot...

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Knee Support for skiing

Knee Support for skiing

Knee & Thigh

The best knee supports for skiing will provide complete protection for the entire knee. Our most popular supports from LP are shown in this at-a-glance guide with further details provided in the article below.  Knee Supports for Skiing Hinged Knee Stabiliser / 710 £32.99 Extreme Knee with Posterior Strap £26.99 Knee Stabiliser with Buckles / 709 £31.99 Open Patella Knee Support / 708 £13.50   Skiing is an exciting and exhilarating sport, but as it is a comparatively dangerous activity it is very important to wear adequate and appropriate protective supports when you are on the slopes. Skiers sway their...

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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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What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

What is the difference between an Open Patella and Closed Patella Knee Support?

Knee & Thigh

Open and Closed Patella Knee Supports are the most common types of knee supports available. The main difference between them is that in an Open Patella Knee Support the kneecap (or patella) is left uncovered at the front of the knee, helping to relieve pressure on the patella. We have covered the other benefits and difference between the supports in our article below, and we have also prepared this at-a-glance guide to our most popular supports.   Open Patella Knee Support £13.50 Closed Patella Knee Support £10.50   The knee joint is one of the most complex areas of the...

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The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

The Importance of a Warm Up in Sport

Elbow & Arm Hand & Wrist Knee & Thigh Shoulder

The importance of a good warm up before playing sport should not be overlooked, as getting your muscles warm before activity and cooling down afterwards can be a significant factor in helping to prevent injury. Getting the muscles moving and the body warm will help blood flow to the muscles, supplying them with more oxygen and reducing the risk of strains, sprains and muscle tears. It will also start to gradually increase your heart rate, and get your body used to the idea that you are about to begin more strenuous activity. If you are going to be taking part...

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