Stretching & Flexibility

Can You Prevent Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps can be a nuisance, a pain, or complete agony, depending on the situation. It seems that there are three kinds: The kind that wakes you up from a sound sleep with a sudden tightness and pain, probably in your calf muscle. The kind that comes on with a lot of exertion, especially in…

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Foam Rolling: Questions and Answers

Foam Rollers. They seem to have popped up and multiplied like mushrooms in the past several years. Now they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors, degrees of softness, and grid patterns. There must be something to it, right? The idea is that you can break up adhesions in the fascia that surrounds…

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Walk This Way?

Embed from Getty Images   “Walk this way….” Remember that line from the movie, Young Frankenstein? Marty Feldman, who plays hunchback Igor, is beckoning Gene Wilder (playing Dr. Frankenstein) down a flight of stairs. Gene Wilder then imitates Igor’s hunched-over posture as they head down. Clearly, neither one of them were particularly stellar examples of…

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What Is Your Achilles Heel?

Probably many of you have heard of the Greek myth of Achilles. Back in the days of yore, myth has it that Achilles was dipped into the river Styx in order to make him invulnerable. The problem came because his mother, Thetis, held him by his heel as she dipped him in, so that the…