IT’S CHRISTMAS!!! You will probably be overwhelmed with a crazy amount of roast dinners and although I have given you some tips on how to stay healthy over the festive period and a few tricks on how to avoid over eating, sometimes you are just stuck with having to eat a lot due to family and friend gatherings, parties, work do’s and so on.
The hip flexors are a group of muscles toward the front of the hip. They help you move, or flex, your leg and knee up towards your body. A hip flexor strain occurs when one or more of the hip flexor muscles becomes stretched or torn.
Having strong calf muscles is important as they are responsible for keeping both your knees and ankles strong as the muscles begin around the knee join and end at the ankles. They are a ‘deceleration’ muscle for your body so when you are running or jumping, it is your calves that take most of the weight at the bottom. They can take up to 10-12 times your body weight when you land and they support your knee joint and help keep it strong.
Did you know, different types of fitness training will require a particular type of trainer? The trainers you wear inside and outside the gym can make or break your workout and in fact your body. If you are wearing the incorrect trainers for your chosen sport it may cause an injury or problems to parts of your body.