Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the knees.
Sit on the chair and place your feet behind the foot pads, which should make contact with your lower shin, just above your ankles. Adjust the seat so that the back of your legs lie... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
I think that I may need to work on strengthening my ankles. My ankles seem fine during my workouts been then seem quite fatigued afterwards. For example, this morning I did 30 minutes on the rowing machine and then went outside and did run/walk inter... Read more
today whilst carry heavy bags, by accident I tripped up and twisted my ankle, immediately I went to the chemist and bought an ankle support. Once home I put on a cold compress, and now am wondering if I should stop for a few days and n... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on ankle pain, I've never had a problem with it before. I have recently changed up my running routine, I normally run on the C&O canal, dirt and flat, but due to the current government shutdown the canal is closed and I wo... Read more
Does anyone have any ideas for strengthening ankles? I've recently started trail running and have fallen a couple of times because the path was tilted and my ankle gave out. I'd like to keep up running on trails because it's a lot prettier and time... Read more
I have been debating about buying ankle weights because my legs are really weak and I thought I could use them on shorter walks or for floor exercises, but my mother seems to think that ankle weights would irritate my arthritis. Any thoughts?... Read more
I was eagar to begin to walk/run. But I failed to stretch before beginning. I ended up with severe tendinitis, which caused me to put my walking/running regimen on hold until my tendinitis healed. So a word to the wise properly stretch before exer... Read more
Reducing my calorie intake cause me to lose 5 pounds in less than two weeks with little exercise. I didn't deprive myself of what I wanted, just how much I ate. I walked as much as my body would allow me (about 2 miles a week) & modified Zumba (1 day... Read more
Not long ago, one of Coach Nicole’s blogs generated a pretty interesting discussion about how playing Wii Fit games compared to “real” exercise.Can lurching across your living room carpet, remote in hand, to return a vicious topspin forehand from yo... Read more
Before 21-year-old Owen Thomas became captain of the football team at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a star athlete in my suburban community, one hour north of Philadelphia. Since age 9 he had him. Five months later another ripple went... Read more
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