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10 tips to avoid knee injury

Problems in this joint can seriously limit the functional capacity of the patient, due to pain and inability to move. Thanks to the knees, the body can lift, walk, run, bend, jump or turn. It is a very complex joint, whose problems can be caused by various causes: from a blow or sudden movement, which can cause a sprain or strain, to age, obesity, some rheumatic diseases, wearing inappropriate footwear or the practice of some sports, such as soccer or skiing. When doing sports, you should avoid running too intensely without adequate physical preparation, as it can seriously damage our knees, and rush long distances without carrying out proper training, which should always be gradual and according to our physical...

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Crossfit training: how to do it right

Crossfit is the sport of the moment among young people. Demanding, entertaining, it became a good option for those who are bored in the gym. We know more and more people who join Crossfit training. It is a system of strength development and conditioning based on varied functional exercises performed at high intensity. Its focus is to develop and expand physical abilities. 1) The competition is against yourself:  That means, you have to challenge your own limits. The point is the development of the body, to improve every day. The most important thing is to move well, follow the instructions of those who know the most, and thus improve little by little. Don’t focus on others, stay centered on yourself...

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4 exercises to strengthen your lower body

The functioning of the knees is complex and makes them one of the weak points of athletes. Over time various ailments can arise, but we can prevent them with the following exercises. The knee is a joint with a complex structure since for its correct functioning it requires the a large number of components: ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and menisci. Due to the same complexity, there are many problems associated with the knee, such as muscular problems, patella wear, or ligament or meniscus injuries, among others. These problems, by the way, are quite limiting and painful, and unfortunately, common in many athletes, from runners or gymnasts to soccer players. However, having healthy knees and maintaining that health in the future is...

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6 ways to strengthen your knees

When we play sports and when we are overweight or obese, the knees are usually the joints that are most affected by the impact or the extra pounds. This body part must support our weight when we move, but it must also cushion the impact of activities such as running or jumping. That is why we must reinforce them by working out the muscles that surround the joint. It is very important that if you have recently had surgery on one or both knees or have suffered a major injury, do not carry out any of the following exercises without first consulting your doctor. Although these exercises are excellent for strengthening the knees, the individual condition of each person should...

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Why use a knee brace to workout

The knee is one of the largest joints in the human body, and one of the most complex. The knee is formed by the union of 2 major bones, the femur in its distal portion, and the tibia in the proximal portion. It also has a small bone, called the patella, that articulates with the anterior and inferior portion of the femur. It can mainly perform flexion and extension movements. It is surrounded by a joint capsule and various ligaments that give it stability. In its vicinity, powerful muscles are inserted that make possible the movement of the limb. Due to exercise, movement and the area where it is located, it can easily become an unstable joint, present premature aging...

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