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Bodybuilding – Wrist injuries – 2

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In part one of the bodybuilding wrist injury series we looked at mobilisation in the early stages, very small ranges of movement to gently stretch the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the wrist. Now we are going to apply slightly more movement and load. Remember that you cannot move onto

Weights: Those Middle Deltoids

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The deltoids consist of 3 muscles: Anterior Posterior Middle What we see are many people who train with weights focus on their anterior and posterior, yet often poorly when it comes to mid deltoids. Additionally, patients who have suffered from shoulder injuries will often develop rounded shoulders (see more in other


therapyroom1 picture of a man lifting weights

Over time we have diagnosed several degenerative sciatic issues in people who want to lift weights; some tried lifting too many, others used the wrong  technique. All in all, we had to fix them and through examination and diagnosis, treatment,  nearly everyone has been able to return to sport. Those

Weight Training: Back Strength (pt 1)

It is easy to get a low back injury when lifting weights, the upper body works differently from how the lower body does, for example in deadlifts. As it is being performed the centre of mass moving forwards should stay in line during the lift. When it is performed badly

Weights: The Squat

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This is a very easy exercise to design but hard to do for people who want to lift weights. We use it as a rehabilitation tool for body builders and power-lifters who have suffered lower back injuries, quadriceps strain and calf problems. Level: Late Stage/Return to sport Equipment: Gymball, Exercise Stand with your

Teams: The Long Lunge

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The long lunge exercise is a great hip flexor and quadriceps stretch that is performed in teams but can be performed solo. It works well for sports such as horse riding, jumping, running and cycling etc Level: Late (end) Stage/Return to Sport Equipment: 2 Cones, Long Pole Exercise Place the stick on the