Overload Principle: Training with Purpose [Guest Post]

Progressive overload: doing more over time, by changing variables in your training such as number of repetitions, sets, load, training frequency and resting time. This principle is very important both for healthy and injured people, as it can help you increase your physical performance while avoiding hitting a plateau. The following article, a guest post … More Overload Principle: Training with Purpose [Guest Post]

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements: how to Naturally Boost your Health (and much more!) [Collaboration Post].

Versione Italiana: https://spark.adobe.com/page/12ikKiwoYzHkm/ Vitamins and Minerals (also known as Micronutrients)are important substances that allow your body to function and stay healthy. If you already have a balanced diet, you probably do not need to take them as supplements, and yet in some cases people should. This article is the result of a collaboration with Annalisa … More Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements: how to Naturally Boost your Health (and much more!) [Collaboration Post].

Tendinopathy: know the difference between Tendinitis & Tendinosis.

Versione Italiana: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Ov6Mmy17zaxyL/ Although Tendinitis and Tendinosis may have several symptoms in common (such as pain, decreased strength and reduced flexibility), they are two very different tendon disorders. . How? . Keep reading to find out! . What’s Tendinitis Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. It happens when the tendon is suddenly overloaded, which … More Tendinopathy: know the difference between Tendinitis & Tendinosis.

Foam Rolling: What’s the Big Deal?

Versione Italiana: https://spark.adobe.com/page/rlGJHLF0WNerD/ What is “Foam Rolling”? Foam Rolling is a method of self-myofascial release, that uses a cylindrical tube of compressed foam, known as “foam roller”. Foam Rolling is a form of self-massage that allows you to apply deep pressure and is often performed in order to increase flexibility, reduce muscle soreness (a.k.a. DOMS … More Foam Rolling: What’s the Big Deal?

Low Back Pain: Definition, Causes, Prevention & Treatment.

(Versione Italiana: https://spark.adobe.com/page/mt7msWTQh1tuB/) What is Low Back Pain? Low Back Pain (LBP) is a very common issue involving the lower back (lumbar region) that can sometimes extend to the leg (a.k.a. sciatica). Low Back Pain is one of the main reasons why people go see a doctor: it has, indeed, been estimated that 80% of … More Low Back Pain: Definition, Causes, Prevention & Treatment.

Stretching 101: How, When & Why to Stretch.

Versione Italiana: https://spark.adobe.com/page/zkhUgSNDBQujg/ What is Stretching? Stretching is a type of physical exercise that aims to elongate the muscle that is being stretched (and its tendon too, which is the tissue that connects the muscle to the bone). Stretching exercises can be implemented in 2 ways (or in a combination) of these: 1) Passive Stretching … More Stretching 101: How, When & Why to Stretch.

How your DESK JOB is affecting your Health (and what to do about it).

(Versione 🇮🇹 Italiana sotto 👇) We, humans, are made to stand, to move. Not to sit. Well, not for too many hours in a row, at least. Having a desk-job (or being a student), though, makes you sit for most of your day, which puts a lot of stress on your body. In fact, when … More How your DESK JOB is affecting your Health (and what to do about it).