Welcome back folks. Today I’m back with another installment in the world of sports and fitness, though the actual topic of the day is more injury related. I did a lot of damage to my shoulder a couple of months back after being stupid enough to lift weights without properly warming up. The onset and discovery of the injury didn’t become apparent until a few days later, but when it did, along with it came the pain and discomfort of been living with up until now. The problem with a shoulder injury is that there it is the most complex joints in the human body, wing to the fact that is has 360 degree movement and contains hundreds of ligaments and tendons as well as three very significant muscles.
Obviously I’ve seen doctors and the local masseuse, but it seems the only thing that’s having any kind of positive affect is the TENS machine, which are often used by injured sports people as an alternative to painkillers, though it couldn’t be more physically different than a little round pill. The TENS machine is a small battery-operated unit which is attached to the body by strategically placing sticky pads to the surface of the skin.
Once connected and turned on the TENS machine sends small electrical pulses through the body around the injured or affected area, kind of like a continuous series of small electric shocks. Obviously the speed and intensity of the electrical pulses can be adjusted from a very light pulsing sensation to an all out pummeling, where you can literally watch your body convulse as if being punched firmly in quick successions with an invisible fist. Either way, it does seem to relieve the pain. I’ve tried it three times now for just under an hour and I’m starting to see an improvement, though I suspect it will take a good couple of weeks to see any significant healing. It’s certainly taken the edge of the pain though, which is a start. Anyway, thanks for dropping by folks, until next time..
Yo yo yo what’s going on everybody, welcome back to my sports and fitness blog. About three years ago, a phone call took place between infamous mixed martial arts manager Bob Cook and Scott Coker, who is the president of Bellator MMA. Cook simply stated that he had the next kid, and after bringing heavyweight striker Daniel Cormier to Coker in 2009 this was a statement that got taken seriously. At the time Aaron Pico was only 17 years old, and was a golden gloves boxers in LA who also wrestled. Coker was a little apprehensive, but within a couple of months both sides came to an agreement in a developmental contract that Pico signed just after turning 18. Read more
Boules – A Relaxing Outdoor Sport
Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I would like to welcome you back to my sports and fitness blog.
The summer is definitely the time for outdoor activities. But not everybody likes a full body workout where you are drenched in sweat afterwards. Some prefer relaxed sports and like to spend their time outdoors leisurely. Therefore I have the perfect match for you! The French sports Boules. It is the ideal light outdoor activity not just for pensioners – like most people think – but it is suitable for everyone. Form the young to the old. Read more
Yo yo yo, what's going on everyone? Welcome back to my sports and fitness blog, its awesome that all my readers keep coming back week after week, month after month. Now, enough with the sappy stuff, onto what you came here for. Hockey! Ice Hockey to be exact, and no not the International Ice Hockey Championship that featured no superstars what so ever. I am talking about the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, in which we are currently entrenched in the finals of. This has been an interesting playoff run so far, as the Detroit Red Wings failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 27 seasons, which shifted the record to the Pittsburgh Penguins who have less than half of what the Red Wings had at only 11. This was also the first time since 2006 in which both teams from the Canadian province in Alberta made the playoffs, as well as all three Eastern Canadian teams. Read more
Fill your Hockey Bag
Hey everyone, and welcome to my sports and fitness blog. The NHL Stanley Cup finals are going on as we speak, which means that around the world hockey season is coming to an end as the ice melts and the the players lose their sweaty equipment for golf clubs and blazers. After the season ends I find is always the best time to start shopping for hockey gear for next season as you can save tons of money buying used equipment from the last season. I personally like to take a look at https://www.for-sale.ie/ when I am shopping for used sports equipment and they haven’t let me down yet. Much like a previous post I did on what to put in your yoga bag, this post will cover the things you need to pick up to fill your hockey bag before the season starts. Read more
Magic Johnson Shines for the Lakers again
Hello sports fans, welcome back to another post on my sports and fitness blog. This time we are discussing the NBA, and even though this time of year is usually fairly news free there is one interesting point to talk about. Magic Johnson is back in L.A. with the Lakers once more. Johnson was named President of Basketball Operations, pushing Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss to the curb just days before the trade deadline. This move instantly made ripples as people talked about the changes that Magic will bring to the Lakers. No one knows how exactly this will pan out, but Magic has laid out a few thoughts explaining how he landed the job. Read more
Play squash to increase fitness
Squash is one of the most physically demanding sports there is. This is excellent for fitness, but watch out for injuries as it is that physical. Stretching before a game will certainly help keep this to a minimum. For non squash players it looks kind of easy right, all you are doing is rallying a small ball against a wall, with a mate, whilst having a chat right? Wrong! An average 45 minute game of squash can burn around 500 calories and if not fit will make your leg and arm muscles burn within minutes of starting the game. If you are over 40, a smoker, or a little out of shape then it’s advisable you do some cardio fitness training before entering a squash court. Read more
Things to pack in your yoga bag
Namaste and welcome back to my fitness blog. As I’m getting older gone are the days when I yearn for the great sweaty feeling after an hour long spin class, or the achy muscles after a great weight training class. Instead I have felt myself leaning more towards yoga and pilates. I have always been fond of yoga, and have attended at least one yoga class a week for the past 3 or 4 years, but recently I have found myself waking up earlier 3 times a week to head in and lay out my yoga mat for a great 45 minute long session. Obviously one of the most important factors in deciding on a class is the teacher, and I highly recommend trying out lots of different yoga classes, and different styles of yoga before settling on one class. You might find that Bikram yoga is more suited to you, or that you prefer outdoor classes, although that option is probably not viable year round for most of us. Read more
Spin Class love
Hey guys, and welcome back to my Sports and Fitness blog. IF you read my blog on a regular basis then i’m sure you will know all about my love of trying new and different fitness classes. Read more
2016 NFL Draft Mid Season Check up
Hey everybody, welcome back to my sports blog. I recently improved my game day set up thanks to http://www.canada.for-sale.com/ so that I can watch multiple games every Sunday and it is awesome. I have been able to catch up on what so many players are doing. This is great for me because I like to think of my self as a student of the game, and as student of the game I like to know who is doing good and who isn't (It becomes really helpful in Madden). That's why I have decided to start a series covering the first round of the 2016 NFL draft and what the picks are up to. I know I usually post about Steelers but I want to try adn expand a little bit to cover more teams with these great players. And away we go! Read more
Welcome back folks. For toady’s sports and fitness installment, I’d like to talk about table tennis, a relatively uncovered sport and one that’s not always fully understood. Many still refer to the sport in a leisurely way as Ping-Pong, which is generally something you would play as a child with your nan or granddad, though it’s actually an incredibly technical (hundreds of grades and styles of bat, rubber and glue), fast -paced sport that is played competitively worldwide. Read more
Hi folks and welcome my blog. This a general open blog intending to cover anything and everything related to sports and fitness. Whether it be swimming or football to motor sports, UFC, daily workouts or sports nutrition, this blog will at some point cover it. Read more