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The core tenants of CrossFit, Obstacle Course Racing and other High Intensity Functional Training (HIFT) exercise regimens. In recent years, there has been a massive uptick in athletes participating in functional fitness training with amazing benefits.
A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) saw that while HIFT exercises did not see any statistical increases in injury rates from traditional exercise regimens, there were some common injuries that functional training participants suffered from, including: ANKLE, KNEE, and BACK injuries.
While there is no guarantee that you won’t be injured, there are ways to decrease the likelihood of injury. Keeping your body aligned with a solid foundation allows for better form and decreases the likelihood of injuries.
The ALPHA Foot Medic was designed by multi-marathoner and Certified Pedorthist Ricky Wyatt, to support and guide the foot into proper alignment. In his practice, he saw countless patients with running injuries that were dreading going under the knife and he sought to find a solution that was more effective and less costly than custom orthotics.
Being active, the smell of fresh air and the feeling of freedom and possibility. Nothing stops an experience like this in its tracks like an unexpected injury. While many hiking related injuries are not always avoidable, you can mitigate the risk by properly preparing.
Cycling is a relatively low impact sport. While it is not without its hurdles and injuries, cyclists are less prone to repetitive motion impact forces than other sports. However, keeping your foot aligned and proper weight distribution can make you a more efficient rider. And as each cyclist knows, every pedal counts.