Ski Strengthening Exercises

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by Matt Wagstaff (Sports Therapist) When preparing yourself for a skiing trip, you hope to be ‘ski fit’, but what does this mean?  Yes, aerobic fitness is required (gained through cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling – anything that gets you out of breath and breaking a sweat), but to protect yourself from injury, strength is probably the most …

Common Swimming Injuries

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Sports Massage Therapist, Hannah Gamble, has been swimming competitively for many years – through school and university, and now enjoys swimming for recreation, along with some teaching. She understands what is involved in both training programmes for competitive swimmers as well as the biomechanics involved in the different swim strokes. Here, she talks about common swimming injuries, why they occur, …