Tag: stretch

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Muscle Soreness

There are some easy ways to prevent muscle soreness. Ever done a workout, then rolled out of bed the next day so stiff and sore that you’re grasping at handrails all day to pull yourself along the footpath or up the stairs? Being sore after a workout is not only painful, but can be a […]

How To Train for City2Surf

Who doesn’t love a fun run? The City2Surf is Sydney’s best. By Raquel Holgado, Personal Trainer and Australian Athletics Coach – originally from Spain, now living in Sydney, Australia. Spanish-born PT Raquel Holgado is running (no pun intended) a 4-week training program for Sydney’s City2Surf on August 13. Here she shares her 5 tips on […]

DOMS, should you worry if you don’t have it?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, known as DOMS. It’s the muscle pain you feel 12-48 hours after your exercise session and is caused by microscopic tearing of the muscles fibres. Some may inaccurately perceive this as having ‘hurt’ themselves. But it is actually a normal and necessary part of the training – and rebuilding process. A […]

Why stretching matters

If  world class athletes, gymnasts and weightlifters are stretching, why aren’t you? Being able to produce muscle force through a large range of motion can be the difference between shrugging off a close call and spending weeks or months in painful rehab, because your muscles and bones can’t handle the shear force. I’m not talking […]

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