5 Physio reasons you should be doing strength training – Sportreat

We all know that exercise is good for us, and most of us have even heard that lifting weights is good for you too. (In fact, did you know the WHO recommendations for MINIMUM levels of physical activity for adults is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises per week PLUS 2 strengthening exercise sessions per week).
If the world health organisation thinks the minimum amount you should be doing is twice a week, that’s a pretty good reason.
But here are 5 physio related reasons why you should be doing strengthening training:

1. It reduces your risk of injury

Research has consistently shown that strengthening training significantly reduces your risk of injury on the sporting field. In fact, strength training has been shown to reduce your risk of non-contact injuries by around 50%!
Strengthening improves resilience and robustness in your muscle and tissues, and also makes you more resilient to external forces. From muscle strains to ligament injuries such as ACL injuries – Strengthening works!

2. Strengthening reduces pain

It may sound counterintuitive, but strength training and loading can actually help reduce your pain. Particularly for people with arthritis, loading and strengthening has been shown to be very effective in reducing joint pain.
This also goes for people with tendinopathies (such as Achilles or patellar tendons, and hip pain like bursitis). Loading and strengthening the tendons can be very effective to reduce pain but also promote adaptation and healing within the tissues.
Best practice recommendations for the treatment of arthritis and tendon problems both include targeted specific loading (read – strengthening) exercise as a primary treatment. If you have these issues and you haven’t been given exercise to do, you need to see someone who can help you with that!

3. It makes your bones (and other tissues) stronger

Many people by now have heard that lifting weights is good for osteoporosis. The reason is that your body requires load to respond and adapt. We’ve all heard that if “you don’t use it, you lose it” when it comes to muscle strength, but the same goes for your bones and other tissues.
All our tissues need load on them to stay strong and healthy. Without the load, our tissues get weaker (it’s the reason astronauts get osteoporosis AND lose muscle mass – no gravity means no load
on the body). The converse it true – appropriate loading helps your bones and other tissues adapt and get stronger over time.

4. You’re less likely to die!

(What a headline, right?). This more goes for seniors, but research has shown there is a strong correlation between higher levels of lean muscle mass in your body and a reduced overall 5-year mortality.
What this means is if you have higher levels of muscle mass, you’re actually less likely to die within the next 5 years.
Higher levels of muscle mass mean you should be stronger, and less frail. It also usually means you are more mobile and independent, and less likely to suffer a fall. It usually would also indicate you participate in more physical activity. All these things essentially keep you younger!

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Why NFL and NCAA executives are hard to trust | Parting Shots | Outside the Lines

In this week’s Parting Shots on Outside the Lines, Bomani Jones explains why it is easy to trust NBA executives compared to those of the NCAA and NFL when it comes to making decisions that are in the best interest of their athletes. Also, Pablo Torre applauds Nick Saban’s effort to encourage people to wear face masks to stay safe, Jen Lada highlights Tom Brady’s upcoming documentary, and Jeremy Schaap analyzes the controversial cheating ways of Lance Armstrong.

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Thursday the 21st – Local’s Gym: Lynnwood CrossFit

We get to open!!  Hopefully near to June 1st.  Ole’ Jay pulled a fast one and lumped our kind of fitness training in the same category as a “barber shop or a salon” and not a “gym.” Go figure.  SO, Sweetie and I are going to work like mad steroidal rabbits to get everything up to code for on quasi-grandish re-opening Monday the 1st (it may still be delayed from there, so don’t get too crazy, like I did).  There are some really heavy limitations that they’re placing on the gyms’ operation for at least 4-6 weeks (into August for sure).  Yippee

I refuse to retype them and lay them all out here, it will be a maddening disservice (trust me I spent 11 hours yesterday figuring out WTF) to each of you individually.  What we’re gonna do is set up times in person, in small groups, up to 4 people in 30 minute blocks over next next weekend (30th and 31st), to talk everything through, be super clear about what it all means and for how long, and to reiterate how much Carrie and I appreciate you supporting us through all this.

Regular Zoom Schedule moving forward until you see here otherwise 🙂

Zoom classes: 6:00am, 7:30am, 4:00pm (kids) and 5:30pm!

Meeting ID: 543 692 6158

50 of Each for time!

Don’t hesitate to scale the reps to 20, 25, 30 or 35 of each, this workout is long, don’t go too crazy!!

The Warm-up is doing a handful of each movement, and getting ready for it mentally 🙂

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234 | John Brookfield on Longevity & Strength Training as we “Get Older” • Zach Even-Esh

STRONG Life Podcast ep. 234.

GREAT times chatting with John Brookfield, who is known for all of his work on hand / grip strength as well as being the CREATOR of Battle Ropes.

This episode was all about training for health & longevity. John is 61 years young, NO injuries and still pulling HUGE trucks, runs and walks the trails barefoot, goes out for distance rides on his MTN Bike and much more.

At age 61, I want to be pulling trucks and running the trails barefoot. This will fire you up and open up your mind towards training for longevity vs only training for a bigger deadlift.

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Soccer on TV: Schedule, stream info for Bundesliga, Austrian Cup final and more – CBSSports.com

Here are the listings for the biggest soccer matches on TV and online for the coming days, as the German Bundesliga returns to play. Matches from some of the biggest competitions can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).

All times are U.S./Eastern

Friday, May 29

Bundesliga
Freiburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2:30 p.m. ET on FS2

Austrian Cup final
Red Bull Salzburg vs. Austria Lustenau, 2:45 p.m. ET on beIN Sports Extra

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Tuesday 5-26-20 | CrossFit Waxahachie

Hang some weight on a belt and go for a heavy triple in the Pull Up today. After that it’s Arm Blast 3000 and solid core work. Let’s Goooooo!!

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