Athletico Health Resources

Category: Fitness

Educate

Health & Wellness

Injury Prevention

Menu and Filters

Stretch of the Week: Low Lunge or High Lunge

Posted on by Athletico

Week 3 of our quad stretches is low or high lunge, depending on your comfort level. I know, you’re going to say, “But Rachel this is almost the same stretch as last week, King Arthur!” I assure it is not ūüėČ The benefits of this stretch are; it stretches all the hip flexors, (psoas, quadriceps, etc), stretches into the abdominal muscles and up into the chest. It’s a deeper, whole front body stretch as opposed to King Arthur targeting more the quad. I don’t advise this stretch for people with knee injuries. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: King Arthur Stretch

Posted on by Athletico

Week 2 of this months quadriceps stretches is the King Arthur stretch. Hopefully you have tried week one, frog stretch I, and you have gotten some insight as to how tight your thigh muscles really are. If you have not tried that stretch yet, please go back and attempt it, as it is a good warm-up for this stretch. I do not recommend this stretch for people that have knee injuries or severe chronic knee problems, as it is hard on the knee. The benefits of this pose are: it stretches the hip flexors and the quadriceps. (more…)

5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather

Posted on by Athletico

For the avid runners who are determined to keep their mileage up despite colder temperatures, it‚Äôs time to get prepared. Running in colder temperatures is not a problem as long as you stay smart, healthy and alert. Read our¬†5 Tips for Running in Cold Weather below:¬† (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Frog Stretch I

Posted on by Athletico

This month we will be focusing on stretching our quadriceps and hip flexors. These group of muscles can be very tight on quite a lot of people because of all the sitting and driving we do as a society. This can sometimes lead to knee pain or hip pain. Even just the simple act of sitting back on our heels can cause a great deal of discomfort for some, so please be patient with yourself this month! Practice these regularly and the front of the thighs will eventually loosen up! Please listen to your body as always, and back off if you feel pain that is not a “stretchy” discomfort. (more…)

6 Tips for a Healthy High School Gymnastics Season

Posted on by Athletico

The gymnastics and cheer seasons‚Äô are¬†underway! Check out our second¬†blog focusing on staying healthy during the gymnastics and cheerleading season. Our second¬†blog by Melissa Winterhalter, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS,¬†specializes in gymnastics and performing arts. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. (more…)

Minimalist Shoes: Are They Right for You?

Posted on by Athletico

As the colder weather approaches, moving indoors to train might be on the¬†radar for some. For many elite runners, preparing to¬†running through the frightful weather may be the usual, but as the temperature drops, most of us¬†are ready to move indoors to avoid the cold, the elements and the runny nose. Having the right kind of shoe for running indoors can help improve your desired training results. (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Simple Forward Fold

Posted on by Athletico

So we’ve made it through to the last week of November! Hopefully you are feeling a little less tension in the hamstrings by now. The final stretch of this month is a “simple” forward fold. I use quotations here because for some people this stretch is not necessarily that easy. But hopefully through this guidance you can make it comfortable and within your bodies capabilities to achieve. Over time those fingers will reach those toes comfortably, just remember to be consistent! (more…)

Stretch of the Week: Head to Knee Forward Fold

Posted on by Athletico

This week’s stretch is called head to knee forward fold. Don’t let the name fool you! It can take years to actually get the forehead to the knee WITHOUT rounding in the back.¬†Just do your best and be happy with where you are in it today¬†ūüôā¬†This stretch is great for calming the mind, relieving mild depression/anxiety, simulating the liver/kidneys and also helps to improve digestion just to name a few benefits!

(more…)

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

    We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. Read our Privacy Policy.
  • Categories

  • Featured Health Resource

  • Athletico on Twitter