Resistance training, also known as strength training or weight training, is a form of exercise that involves using resistance or weights to challenge your muscles.
Stretching can help improve the flexibility and range of motion of your muscles, but it does not actually make your muscles longer in a permanent way.
DOMS stands for ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ and is what its name suggests. A soreness in your muscles that comes on later after exposing your body to unfamiliar or intense exercise.
It’s very common to hear “your posture is terrible” or “I need to stand/sit/exist with better posture. However, there is no such thing as a bad posture. As a society, it has been decided that standing up straight with your shoulders back is the most aesthetically pleasing posture.
We all know how important it is to move your body and eat good food. However, in order to move your body well, without restriction and pain, you need to make sure recovery strategies are included in your routine.
We know that recovery is important helping to soothe sore muscles, improve performance and reduce pain/stiffness. How do you know if you are just sore or if you have sustained an injury, sometimes it can be hard to work out the difference.
When you have sore muscles, is stretching the first thing you think you should do? Stretching is often the part of a workout, we all skip for lack of time, energy or avoiding the pain. So, our question is, does stretching actually reduce or prevent muscle soreness and is it something we should be doing?
Your iliotibial band (ITB) is a band made up of connective tissue (fascia and tendon) that runs from the side of your hip down to just below your knee (highlighted in yellow). It is often a site of pain, that can be sore to touch or create pain on the lateral side of your knee.
Recovery is the process of restoring balance to the body that has been disturbed by internal and/or external factors (physiological and psychological).
On Sunday 15th May, the lovely members of F45 Ashmore joined us for another recovery workshop.
At Brayva we are very conscious about the environmental issues that we are being faced with as a society.
It can be overwhelming when trying to work out how much water you should be drinking.