As we will see in this blog, even saying things like ‘stretching your calf muscles’ can be an oversimplification. Today we’re going to identify the main muscle regions in the lower limbs, and provide instructions on how to stretch them.
Most of us are aware that warming up and cooling down go hand in hand with exercise and physical activity. However, what it actually does and how it should be done isn’t always clear. A good warm-up will increase the elasticity of muscles and tendons, encourage blood flow to the periphery of the body and increase body temperature and heart rate in preparation for activity.
Many athletes fall prey to sports injuries each year in Ireland. From twisted ankles to torn ligaments and broken bones to concussions, these injuries can affect athletes of all ability and skill levels. Here are some stellar tips that can help you prevent sports injuries and limit the amount of time that you spend out of the game.