Tag: sporting performance

Rugby World Cup Injuries Explained

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Rugby World Cup Injuries Explained: An Irish Rugby statement has revealed that Paul O’Connell suffered a significant hamstring injury and will undergo surgery later this week. With a premature ending to an outstanding national and international career, O’Connell has been receiving many well-deserved tributes since sustaining his injury in Sunday’s World Cup match against France. So what may have happened in injury terms? Surgical repair of the tendon may be required…

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Halloween de-stress sports massage

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Get rid of those Halloween Horrors this October: treat yourself to 15% off a Sports Massage. Why have a Halloween de-stress sports massage? Regular massage is a common part of training for serious athletes. Sports massage can be beneficial in the relief of muscle tension. ‘Knots’: accumulated tension points, can develop in areas of old injuries and through overuse. These tension points can throw your posture out of line as…

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor: Take 10% off all physiotherapy assessments, treatments and massage with Physiotherapy Bangor. PureGym Bangor opened last week at the Toscana Retail Park next to Clandeboye Retail Park where you find Halfords and PC World on the Ring Road, call them on +44 845 6838451 They offer an excellent range of classes and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a…

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World Cup Football: Which Group Do You Fit Into?

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With the FIFA World Cup starting today, which Group do you fit into, what is your ‘exercise’ group? Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon: pressure and expectation…..is this what is putting you off exercise? Stop making excuses and get out there, start in small manageable bursts and build upon them. Group B: Spain, Holland, Chile and Australia: Willing but not wonderful, or all or nothing? Does this sum up…

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Kinesiology Tape: Why is it so popular?

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Kinesiology Tape Every athlete seems to be wearing it! What exactly is Kinesiology Tape? You’ve seen the coloured tape on athletes in the Olympics, on players at Wimbledon, on Premiership footballers and international rugby players but what exactly is it for? The coloured tape, known as Kinesiotape or ‘K’ tape, is reported to normalise muscle function, improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, reduce pain and aid healing whilst also mechanically…

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Easy Tips to Increase Your Sporting Performance

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3 Reasons why adequate nutrition will aid your sporting performance: 1. Nutrition aids recovery from intense exercise by replenishing glycogen stores. Glycogen is the major energy source for muscular activity. Training depletes muscle and liver glycogen stores and repetitive bouts of activity can cause profound depletion and impair sporting performance. A high-carbohydrate diet aims to restore glycogen levels to normal within 24 hours of strenuous exercise. 2. Nutrition aids recovery…

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