Martial arts training requires physical exertion. Whether it be in warm ups, practice kicking or sparring, you need to exert physical force. As a result of this, injury is inevitable. When you kick or … [Read more...]
Although the occasional injury is part and parcel of any martial art, there are steps you can take to ensure that you get as few as possible. Proper preparation and conditioning outside of class is a part of it, but also a good warm-up routine can also ensure you are ready for action.
As well as injury prevention it is also important to know how to treat an injury if you do happen to get one.
And finally if you do have ongoing injuries or limitations you need to understand how to work within those limitations while remaining active in the martial art of your choice.
Like any other form of physical activity, martial arts training involves risks. Among these risks, the most immediate is the risk of incurring injury. Because of this, it's always prudent for … [Read more...]
Martial arts in itself is a physical activity. This means, every aspect of your bodily functions are involved during training. Because of this, there is a risk of injuring a muscle or any part of your … [Read more...]
In this fourth part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart takes a look at different approaches to treating pain and injury. Actually this is a subject that could be written about endlessly because there … [Read more...]
In this third part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart continues looking into the relationship between diet and its effect on pain. This time with an eye on supplements. Make sure you grab a coffee … [Read more...]
In this second part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart explores the relationship between diet and the effect of diet on pain, and on recovery from injury. And not just injury, but also the recovery … [Read more...]
Martial Artists are usually no strangers to pain. As older martial artists we need to be more aware of what causes pain, and what to do when we have it. Pain really is our friend, and is trying to … [Read more...]
When you are over 40, injury prevention becomes a much more important aspect of your exercise regimen. Taking steps to prevent injury is always an important part of any athletic person's exercise … [Read more...]