Tendonitis Stretches: Peroneal Edition

Tendonitis is a medical condition that refers to when a person’s tendon (tissue that attaches a person’s muscle to a bone) is inflamed. It is a common condition that affects people who overuse certain areas of their body, particularly those who complete repetitive motions over a long period of time. Peroneal Tendonitis refers to micro-tears that occur in the tendons that attach a person’s calf muscles to their foot. If left untreated for a long time, Peroneal Tendonitis may be dealt with surgically, but luckily for those with this issue, there are stretches that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Click here for a list of four tendonitis stretches that will have you good as new in no time.

 

Peroneal Tendonitis

Motivating Gym Playlist

Exercise is as much mental as it is physical. To push to the next level, you need strength, stamina, will-power, and a killer playlist. Anyone who has ever done cardio will tell you that a steady beat with a climactic chorus is great for interval workouts and maintaining a good pace throughout the routine. So what are you waiting for? Beat your best with this amazing 2017 gym playlist. Click here to listen. Happy workout!

 

Gym Playlist

4 In-Gym Soccer Workouts

Without a doubt, soccer players are some of the most athletic athletes in the world. Their sport requires speed, agility, power, balance, and specifically endurance to be successful. For those of us who love the game, but don’t always get a chance to play on the field, we’ve got a solution. Here are 4 in-gym soccer workouts that will challenge your core, glutes and legs to have you ready for game day. Want to learn more? Click here for your routine. Good luck!

 

Soccer Workouts

How to Use a Foam Roller: Glutes

If you’re feeling tight or achy after sitting or walking all day, try out a foam roller to relieve tension in your glutes. Feeling a bit lost on how to use a foam roller for this area? No problem! Watch the video below for techniques for your glutes. Remember, always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

Park Workout Routine

Looking for a change of scenery? The gym is a great place to get all of your routine done, but when the weather’s nice and the ‘eau-de-B.O.’ in a tight space isn’t cutting it for you, try out the park or the playground for a change. All you need is an open space, a bench, monkey bars and/or a swing for a full-body workout. And hey, you might even get a couple of kiddies to join in the workout as well. Click here for a park workout routine.

 

Park Workout Routine

20-Minute Arm Workout

Ladies… There’s no denying that we usually focus on our legs, bums, and abs when we go to work out; often forgetting about our arms. And it’s no surprise why! Anyone who goes to the gym can tell you that the massive barbells with 100 lbs can seem super daunting (and will send some of us running to the cardio machines instead). So if you’re looking to build upper body strength, look no further than this 20-minute arm workout. The best part? You can do it at home to build up that foundation to take on those barbells at the gym. Right on!

 

10-Minute Jump Rope Workout

Looking to boost your cardio routine and add some interval training to your regime? Try out these jump rope exercises that will get you hopping (we’re sticking to this Easter bunny theme if you haven’t noticed). Burn up to 135 calories in just 10 minutes! If you’d like to learn more, click here.

 

Jump Rope

Leg Workout: Vol. I

Looking to get your legs into tip top shape for the Spring, but unsure on how to get there? Try out this 5-15 minute leg workout that will get you started on the right track. We’re talking squats, lunges, jumping squats and more. For full directions and tips, watch the video below:

 

5 Most Effective Calf Stretches

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. This muscle group is also the most likely to get tense and tender after finishing a rigorous cardio routine. If you want to show your calves a bit of love, try out these 5 effective calf stretches. Set aside five minutes as a cool-down stretch session after running on the treadmill, and trust us, you’ll be thankful you did. Click here to see all of the poses you can try. Happy workout!

 

Calf Stretches

How To: Squats

Wondering if you’re doing squats correctly? Watch the video below for quick tips on how to maintain good posture and form when doing your squat routine. Remember! It’s always better to do fewer repetitions using proper form, than more repetitions with a poor posture. Enjoy!

 

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