Friday, November 22, 2019

Training

Leg Exercise — Single Leg Strengthening to Improve Performance

For ages, the squat was the most widely used exercise to improve lower body strength. As the strength and conditioning profession has evolved, the emphasis on many programs has switched to single-leg exercises to improve strength, power, stability and performance. This is not to say that the squat should no longer be a part of your strength program, but that …

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Understanding the Different Types of Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle is a very common injury for teens — athletes and non-athletes alike. It happens when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Sprained ankles can happen when you step in a hole, slip walking downhill or just put your weight down on your foot awkwardly. Some sprained ankles are minor injuries that heal …

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How to Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration is a condition that occurs when someone loses more fluids than he or she takes in. Although dehydration isn’t as serious a problem for teens as it can be for babies or young children, it can slow you down. Our bodies are about two-thirds water. When someone gets dehydrated, it means the amount of water in his or her …

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