Posts in category "Knee Injuries"

Weak in the Knees?

Many athletes experience sudden weakness in their knees without being able to attribute it to anything in particular.  This onset of an achy feeling and weakness can be easily managed with a few additions to your workout regiment.  Strengthening the muscles that support the knee should involve some aspect of balance training. By integrating stability... Read more »

MMA Injury: IT Band Injuries are Sneaky

Most mixed martial arts fighters that I have met regularly train explosive kicking and sprawling drills. The nature of this type of training combined with boxing, grappling, running and some form of plyometrics, places tremendous strain on the hamstrings, adductors (inner thighs), gluts (outer hip) and the IT band. To avoid tightness and stiffness in... Read more »

Common Injuries in the Martial Arts: Part II Lower Body

The lower extremity injuries that most martial artists come across are not necessarily unique to martial arts.  They range from the same types of tendinitis’, ‘pulled groins’ and ‘tweaking knees” that we hear about from our parents playing a game of tennis or golf.  But the fact is, that the commitment to the training offers... Read more »
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