Recovery Today

Conquer Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Athletes know the feeling: muscle stiffness and soreness that sneaks up on the body 24 hours or more after a rigorous workout, an endurance run or the first day back swimming laps or skiing. Any time athletes accelerate the intensity of a workout or compete at a higher level, this delayed discomfort can interrupt their…
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“From Surviving to Winning” – By Kyle Bixler, Strongman Competitor/Gym Owner

2015 is the year I get back in the game. The year I get back to my peak and compete at the level I know I can. My competitive start was playing basketball. That’s when the injuries and surgeries started, too. I played basketball growing up, and then played college ball at Neumann University in…
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Thanksgiving and the Vision – A message from Viscos, LLC Founder, Debbie Ecksten

As Thanksgiving Day 2014 approaches, I have been reflecting on all that I should be thankful for. Three years ago in November 2011, we launched our product Play Again in Indianapolis, IN. We were excited to offer an alternative solution for people with discomfort due to exercise, injury, aging or overuse. The response was from…
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Keeping your tendons healthy

What is a tendon – and why are your tendons so important? Tendons are the soft tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Tendons are somewhat flexible, but made of tough, fibrous tissue. When a tendon becomes inflamed, you have tendonitis. The smooth function of your tendons is vital for pain-free movement. Tendons must both glide…
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“Training/Competition Diary: America’s Strongest Man” – By Dimitar Savatinov

Dimitar (Mitko) Savatinov won the title of America’s Strongest Man at the 2014 America’s Strongest Man competition at the Europa Games and Fitness Expo in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2014. This is his story, in his own words. I decided to do a recap of my contest in October 2014 at ASM. I needed it…
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Physical Therapy and Alternative Pain Management Options

By Philip Beaverson, Physical Therapist and Director of Physical TherapyAmerican Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana I am 42 years old, and have been a physical therapist for 18 years. Practicing inside a physician’s office, I see a whole range of patients of all ages and fitness levels every day. My clients use over-the-counter NSAID pain relievers,…
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Recovery for Women of All Ages

There’s no reason to slow down athletically as you age. According to the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation, sports participation among women between 45 and 64 has grown over the last six years. A strategic plan for recovery throughout your lifetime is a key component of staying as active and fit as you want to…
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“Understanding and Helping Athletes Compete” – By Dr. Todd McDougle

My work as a chiropractor is all about helping and inspiring athletes. I almost lost an arm back in 1988, and I’m missing muscle tissue, but continue to work out in bodybuilding and strongman techniques. My training regimen includes a wide variety of strongman lifts, and I train 3 to 6 days a week. I…
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“Managing Pain Through Training and Competing” – By Jessica Rush, Strongwoman

I’m 38, a strength coach and high school teacher, and I just finished in fourth place in the Women’s Open Lightweight Class at the North American Strongman Nationals. I’ve also qualified to compete at the Arnold Strongwoman World Championship. After competing for two years at the Women’s Open, I’m making great progress. Last year was…
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“Training and Competing Without Limits” – By Joseph Kopito

When I was playing lacrosse for the Stony Brook University Seawolves, I tore the lateral and medial meniscus in my left knee. I had two orthopedic surgeries – at ages 18 and 20 – and my meniscus was removed. I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my left knee. My orthopedic surgeon told me to…
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