Recovery & DOMS with Physio Phebe

Recovery & DOMS with Physio Phebe

Adequate recovery is key to performance, but what exactly should it involve? And how can you minimise the dreaded post-exercise muscle soreness?  If you've ever felt sore or stiff the next day or the second day after an activity, you are certainly not alone. This is technically known as “delayed onset muscle soreness” or in physio slang “DOMS”. It develops 24-48 hours after unaccustomed high-intensity physical activity and is often worse if your activity involved a lot of eccentric exercises (when the muscles lengthen during load) such as downhill running. What actually happens to the muscles fibers is they undergo some micro-trauma or micro-tears and hence result in pain/soreness. The muscles act pretty rapidly, as they get worried you are going to do this again to them and start to work to prevent muscle damage. If you train regularly and gradually increase your load, you will start to experience it...
Scott Liston - May 16, 2018
2nd Skull & Lacrosse

2nd Skull & Lacrosse

Did you know that US Women’s lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions, according to a study that compiled data from over 200 high schools and 26 colleges.  Other studies confirm head injury is a significant risk in the sport; the largest, an epidemiological study using over 1 million athletic exposures in high school and college men’s and women’s lacrosse over four seasons, found that although women’s lacrosse has a no-contact rule, women players had a higher rate of head, face and eye injuries than men; 40% of these injuries were concussions. Stick or ball contact is the primary mechanism of injury to the head in women’s lacrosse. In men’s lacrosse, a contact sport, most concussions arise from player collisions. "US Women’s lacrosse ranks second only to American football in incidence rate of concussions" These are alarming stats for sure and further to this did you...
Scott Liston - May 14, 2018
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