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Performing Self Massage with Tennis Ball

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Health, Training

Everyone gets aches and pains. But rather than going to see an expensive sports masseur, have you ever considered treating painful muscle knots yourself? The advantages of performing your own massage is that only you know the exact spot that the pain is located. Using a tennis ball is an ideal way of applying pressure to trigger points, as they are firm, yet pliable and can fit to the shape of your muscle contours well.

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Wollongong Underwater Hockey 4s Comp 2013

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 in Events, Videos, Wollongong

It’s important to stretch when exercising. Here the folk at the Wollongong UWH 4s are doing some stretching underwater.

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9 Running Stretches to Help Run Faster

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 in Articles

Stretching is a very important thing to do before you go on a run. Other things are just as important, like the right pair of running shoes, good form, and a good warm-up run. When we used to meet up for practice at 6AM during the summer, before we started our workout on the trail, we would start everything out with a good-paced warm-up lap, which consisted of a perimeter around our baseball fields behind the gym. The warm-up run was not meant to be so fast that it affected our actual run, but fast enough to start to break a sweat and warm enough to loosen our muscles and relieve any tension, which is what you really want to do.

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Muscles To Stretch For Runners

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in Articles

There is some controversy as to when the best time to stretch is. Some people believe that it is good to stretch before a run and after...

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Stretching For Physical Fitness

Posted on Mar 18, 2009 in Articles

Staying fit is important to all of us, not just for activities like running or cycling but also for the many other activities we do in our daily lives. Some of these activities may include running, joining marathons, playing with our children or just going for a daily walk. Staying fit is also important for our physical appearance. Physical fitness has become very important in today’s world, with many people having membership to physical fitness gyms or working out on a daily basis.

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Stretching Techniques

Posted on Mar 16, 2009 in Articles

Stretching is the lengthening of the muscles with the help of bending the body in various positions. To achieve stretching of muscles, there are various stretching exercises designed. Stretching exercises doesn’t only stretch your muscles but there are other benefits as well.

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Two Plantar Fasciitis Stretching Exercises

Posted on Mar 14, 2009 in Articles

It is very important to do your plantar fasciitis stretching exercises every day until your symptoms and pain go away. The exercises themselves are simple to do. Be sure to consult your doctor, especially if the pain does not subside.

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