Many are wanting a well buffed chest to show off, hit the gym to build up their chests and hooked on chest building exercises, but many wind up having chest pains either as a normal effect of the training or due to faulty improper techniques.
If you’re a first timer, it's normal to experience some muscle straining after doing exercises like bench press, provided that you executed the exercises properly. You’re chest muscles are still well adapting to the load, which they are not accustomed to. But if you’re an experienced gym goer, you might have done something wrong and developed muscle tearing.
Neck injury is one of the most common injuries in motor vehicle accident. Although usually associated with motor vehicle accidents, any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause whiplash. While most people involved in motor vehicle accidents recover quickly with no chronic symptoms, some continue to be bothered with persistent symptoms for years after the injury.
What is Whiplash Injury and Whiplash-Associated Disorders?
The term "whiplash injury" describes damage to both the bony and the soft tissue structures of the neck, while "whiplash associated disorders" describes a more severe and chronic condition.
Hunching over a screen in your cubicle all day can give you serious neck and wrist aches, but using massage as a preventative measure can help you avoid it spiraling into chronic issues like “tech neck” or carpal tunnel syndrome.
These modern-day injuries are relatively new and can be credited to overuse of digital devices.
Human beings evolved to move, squat, jump, and run, not to sit with our necks arched toward a computer all day. Within the short span of the past 50 years — and much less than that for smartphones! — the human race has become digitally dependent on devices to get much of our daily work accomplished.
Don’t believe me?
Just 10 years ago, no one was looking down at their phone or tablet as much as they do now in the Age of Smartphones. These devices house all our addictions—from Instagram to texting, Netflix to email—and most of us can’t get enough. However, your neck may have had enough.
“Tech neck” is a thoroughly modern problem, and it’s a phrase you might be hearing more and more. According to Stephen Liu, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor UCLA School of Medicine Dept of Orthopedic Surgery and Founder of IFGfit, a line of activewear meant to improve posture by aligning your spine, the term “tech neck” refers to “stress on the neck caused by individuals having their head held forward and tilted downward for a prolonged and excessive period of time” as they use electronics.
If you sit at a desk all day, you may experience vague discomfort and pain where you sit. Doctors may call this lower cross syndrome, gluteal amnesia or gluteus medius tendinosis.
But another term is more memorable: “dead butt” syndrome.
In this syndrome, muscle tightness and weakness combine to create an imbalance. Constant sitting weakens the gluteus medius, one of the three primary muscles in the buttock. It also tightens the hip flexors.
What are the benefits of Recovapro for office/laptop workers, and other professionals not normally thought of as ‘sporty’?
Working long, tiring hours at an office desk or laptop can easily result in a slumped posture, sore shoulders, stiff neck, and often a headache too!
It’s well known that Recovapro relieves stiff, sore, aching muscles for athletes. But it’s NOT as well known that stiff and sore muscles can be treated by the deep tissue massage inherent in Recovapro to benefit all people.
What is a massage gun and what can it do?
A massage gun is a mobility device that makes use of an oscillating attachment to physically target areas of the body with rapid pulses. By rapidly hitting the muscle fibers with a gentle wave, we are able to loosen up the tight knots in the area, reduce muscle soreness, as well as improving blood flow.
You’ve decided that this year is the year. You’re ready for this. 2019 is behind you, and now you’ve got your full attention on your fitness goal. It’s the year of running.
Now, running isn’t a walk in the park (though there’s no shame if it’s currently just a fast shuffle), so it’s important that you warm-up and cool down appropriately. Look after your muscles and then they’ll look after you by reducing the likelihood of injury and helping you get out some extra speed/distance from your springy pins.