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Ice Baths

Chris Ball - Thursday, September 15, 2016
The use of ice for injury and training recovery. In the last decade there has emerged quite a lot of controversy regarding the use of ice for both injury management and recovery from training. Ice (cryotherapy) is a low cost treatment which is extremely popular to the point of being standard practice in medical and sport conditioning fields. It is used for:- • injury first aid  ..

Injured athletes dilemma

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
Injured athletes dilemma Most athletes have extraordinary high levels of discipline for training when they are healthy but many come unstuck when they are injured. I think that part of the problem is the lack of an appropriate and well considered plan which provides adequate time for injury recovery. This needs to be balanced by a requirement to maintain a reasonable level of ..

What recreational athletes should and shouldn't learn from the professionals.

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
I am often asked how a certain player came back from injury so quickly. The answer is always multifactorial. Professional athletes tend to be genetically gifted, highly motivated, fit and healthy. Clearly professional athletes are genetically gifted in terms of their individual performance. Many of them probably do actually heal slightly quicker than normal but that is pro ..


Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
Diets: Confusion may reign supreme here but let’s try to unravel some of the mysteries Diet is an interesting topic which I usually avoid discussing if I can. Discussions can tend to be quite emotive and devolve in to arguments which support each position. In many instances it is adversarial in nature which is disappointing. From my perspective I will simply attempt to avoid a ..

Survival of the fittest

Chris Ball - Thursday, January 01, 2015
In 1859 Charles Darwin published his highly controversial work "On the origin of species" and shortly after, the phrase "survival of the fittest" was born. The term is used to describe intergenerational survival of traits better adapted to the environment. When used literally, in relation to an individual's longevity based on cardiorespiratory fitness, "survival of the fittest" takes on a whol ..

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