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Pre-Activity Stretching

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Stretching before activity has recently come under increased scrutiny after several studies showed sustained stretches used during warm ups actually increased the risk of injury and reduced performance. Sustained stretches have the effect of down-regulating a muscle. Meaning that far from readying the muscle for…

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Bench Pressing and Shoulder Injuries

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In our experience the bench press causes more shoulder injuries than any other piece of gym equipment, let’s look at why. Any biomechanically correct pushing movement should involve both retraction (shoulder blades moving back) and protraction (shoulder blades moving forward). The problem with the bench…

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