Injury Prevention

Check out our hints and tips on preventing sports injuries, training, fitness and sports nutrition.

Traction of the hip is often used as part of therapy used by a number of different therapist so I was keen to see if regular use at home made a difference. As a 45-year-old long-term hip pain sufferer I was recently asked by former sprinter Mark Dunwell to try the HipTrac leg traction device.

Read more: Are you pulling my leg?

Whether used to fuel training or as a recovery aid, protein shakes are becoming an increasingly prevalent source of nutrition for athletes. Due to the highly individual nature of each person's training requirements, making your own protein shakes can be an excellent and cost-effective way to attain bespoke nutritional benefits.

Read more: Cost-effective Alternatives to Protein Shakes

Kettle bell training benefits

For a simple and efficient way to incorporate full body resistance training into your routine, kettle bells are the answer. Kettle bells are an excellent piece of portable, inexpensive and compact kit. A highly adaptable piece of equipment, this simple piece of kit provides a full body workout, working the upper body, legs, back and core muscles.

Read more: 5 Great Benefits of Kettle Bell Training

Hamstring injury risk test

Here is a simple test we have adapted for use at home, which may be helpful for predicting your risk of a pulled hamstring.

Read more: A test for pulled hamstring risk

Dancing injuries

Dance injury rates are significantly statistically higher than that of other sports. A study by Wolverhampton University found that professional dancers are more likely to suffer injuries than rugby players.

Read more: The 6 Main Causes of Dance Injuries