I've been having a lot of business meetings at Camber Coffee on Holly Street recently.
I'm inspired by the space, their service, and the atmosphere they've created. I believe in cultivating relationships and giving full attention, face-to-face, when meeting. These meetings at Camber have helped me get more clear on these same things for the Prime Sports Institute.
A lot of thought and intention have gone into all the little details of this new space so our team can offer you a high level of service as well as a healthy and positive atmosphere.
If you played a sport in high school or college then you're probably already familiar with athletic training facilities from school.
Or maybe you've watched your favorite professional athlete in an athletic training facility before or after a game.
An athletic training facility is where you'd go before practice or competition to get yourself ready to be at your best. You could count on everything you needed - from taping and stretching to a dynamic warm-up to get the right muscles activated and firing.
You'd check-in with your athletic trainer and get to work on your pre-hab to prevent injuries, rehab for any current or chronic injury, and figure out what you'd be able to do that day in terms of participation in your sport.
It's summer. It's getting hot. Whether you are training, racing, or recreating, everyone is going to succumb to muscle cramping at some point.
The question is:
Are all leg muscle cramps the same? Should we treat them all the same?
The answer is, No.
There are two different types of leg muscle cramps.
Type 1, or single muscle cramping, is due to electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, and depletion.
Here's are some excerpts from a great article on stress fractures from the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
What is a stress fracture?
Each day, the body produces new bone to replace the bone that is broken down by the stress of everyday living. Usually, this process is balanced, with the body replacing the amount of bone lost. However, this balance may become upset with excessive physical training. The body, due to several factors, may not produce sufficient bone. As a result, microcracks, called “stress fractures,” can occur in the bone.
In the beginning, the AquaJogger® was conceived in Eugene, Oregon USA as a way to take the impact out of running for world class runners like Mary Decker. Mary’s coach, Dick Brown, in addition to training elite runners, was also working with Dr. Bruce Becker (Washington State University) in designing water rehabilitation programs for pre and post surgery patients. Unhappy with the various flotation vests and water ski belts available, Dick began to search for something better.