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A test for pulled hamstring risk

A test for pulled hamstring risk
Here is a simple test we have adapted for use at home, which may be helpful for predicting your risk of a pulled hamstring.The test is particularly useful for sprinters, footballers and other high-risk athletes as well as those who have had previous injury and need to be aware of the risk of recurrence. It is known as the isometric maximum volunta...
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Tennis Elbow but I Don't Play Tennis!

Tennis Elbow but I Don't Play Tennis!
How many of you heard someone say they have tennis elbow but they don't play tennis? How many times do you hear that a famous tennis player has pulled out of a tournament with tennis elbow?You haven't I hear you cry! Tennis elbow, or "lateral epicondylitis" (as it is known in the medical world) is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the ...
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Returning to Fitness After a Break

Returning to Fitness After a Break
In spite of our best intentions, a vacation often sees us stray from the fitness and training regime we follow at home. Relaxing on the beach, savouring indulgent dinners and drinks and enjoying the local nightlife are the pleasures that make a break so joyful. However, how do we return to our training schedule and regain fitness after an indulgent...
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The Power of Visualisation

The Power of Visualisation
​Beyond the realms of physical ability, talent, and discipline - what separates a potentially world-class athlete from a champion? The answer is psychology. While international sports teams employ sports psychologists to ensure their athletes hone and maintain their mental prowess and strength alongside the physical training, there are fundame...
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Green Tea for Athletes - What are the Benefits?

Green Tea for Athletes - What are the Benefits?
In present day, a new 'wonder' product, ingredient or supplement seems to crop up every week, promising exceptional health and performance benefits. This can be bewildering for many, exciting for some, or - for the cynical amongst us - will fall on closed ears. Green tea, however, has certainly stood the test of time regarding it's reputation ...
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