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Up Your WOD: Recovery for CrossFit

CrossFit popularity is at an all-time high and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon, but injuries in CrossFit are also at an all-time high. With the increasing popularity and trend of crossfit, it’s important that these athletes take their recovery seriously. Proper recovery for crossfit, may be more than most other [...]

By | 2017-11-30T15:16:30+00:00 October 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Recover from a Strained Oblique

Any time you strain a muscle, it’s painful and it will impact your day-to-day life, but that’s especially true when it’s a core muscle. Your obliques are part of your abdominal muscles between your pelvis and ribs, making up your waist. When you’re dealing with a strained oblique, seemingly the only thing that you can [...]

By | 2017-10-13T09:11:41+00:00 October 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Injury Treatment Mistakes You’re Probably Making

With so many treatment options available, not to mention the various opinions of doctors, trainers, chiropractors, massage therapists, friends, family, and even fans at your games, it may feel almost impossible to make the right decisions when it comes to your injury treatment. There are a lot of opinions out there and even more misconceptions, [...]

By | 2017-10-13T09:08:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Active Recovery For Football Players

It’s here! It’s finally here! Football season is upon us and if you’re anything like, well, most of America, you couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re a youth, high school, college, semi-pro, professional, or even a flag football weekend warrior, football season is something that you’ve likely been looking forward to for months. The absolute [...]

By | 2017-09-18T11:31:18+00:00 September 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

8 Crucial Hip Flexor Treatment Steps

You never realize how important your hip flexors are to your everyday life until you have an injured hip flexor. Hip flexor treatment isn’t easy either. It’s a very active portion of your body and almost every move affects it in some way. When you go to the doctor with a hip flexor injury, they’re [...]

By | 2017-09-18T11:25:26+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Natural Wellness: What’s In The Injury Treatment Kit?

Whether you’re a professional or collegiate athlete that has to perform drug testing regularly, or you’re a parent of a youth athlete, what you’re putting in your body or on your body is important. You don’t want to put a bunch of chemicals on your body that may feel good, but are just masking the [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:17:18+00:00 July 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Athlete Nutrition: What to Eat for Muscle Recovery

As any athlete knows, what you put in your body is just as important as what you do with your body. Athlete nutrition is different (and has to be different) than nutrition for the everyday person. We as athletes put our bodies through a lot and in order to keep them functioning at a high [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:13:55+00:00 July 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Ways Active Recovery Can Help Runner’s Knee

If you’ve ever suffered from runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) you know that it can be one of the worst injuries that a runner, or really any athlete, can suffer from. It’s been described as feeling like your knee has rusted which makes it painful to bend. Runner’s knee is actually a very common injury, [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:47:14+00:00 June 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Tips to Prevent Golf Injuries from Ruining Your Summer

As we come into Summer many people around the United States are excited for one thing – golf season! It’s a time to relax, get a little competitive, and have fun. It’s a place for friends, family, and even business associates to get outside, clear your head, and even test your brain, but what if [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:39:37+00:00 June 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Using the Pain Scale 1-10 to Choose an Injury Treatment Kit

We’ve all been through it. What’s your pain on a scale from 1-10? It’s asked by doctors all over the world to gauge the damage that has been done and help to determine a course of action to alleviate the pain and fix the injury. At QiVantage, we’re no different (at least when it comes [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:33:53+00:00 June 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Reducing Muscle Strain Recovery Time in 6 Steps

As an athlete, there is nothing more frustrating than a muscle strain. Many athletes get so frustrated that they end up rushing back to their sport before completely healing. Doing this can be dangerous and can contribute to turning a moderate muscle strain into a nagging injury. So, without rushing back before you’re healed, how [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:28:46+00:00 June 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

6 Tips for Successfully Training on Vacation

Here at QiVantage, we are huge proponents of taking vacations. After all, people who go on vacation are happier, more productive and have healthier relationships. (The Washington Post) It’s also a great way to get away and experience somewhere you’ve never been all while leaving the stress of life at home! Regardless of how excited [...]

By | 2017-06-01T12:00:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Rock Climbing 101 – 6 Tips for Better Balance

It’s no secret that rock climbing is a demanding sport that requires lots of mental focus, physical strength and balance. As a climber, you’re probably well aware of how to increase the strength needed to scale those difficult cliffs but did you know that proper balance is just as important? Here are 6 tips to [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:57:13+00:00 May 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why Proper Muscle Recovery is Crucial for Rec League Softball Players

Did you know that softball is America’s most popular recreational pastime? It’s true! In fact, more than 40 million Americans of all ages and fitness levels participate in an organized softball league. And that number is higher amongst adults ages 34-54. If you’re one of the many adults who participates in a summer rec softball [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:53:58+00:00 May 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Safely Train for an Ironman

The Ironman is no joke. And it’s definitely not for beginner athletes or the faint of heart. Whether you’re looking at taking on the short (um…maybe that’s the wrong word) 70.3 mile half Ironman or the more intense 140.6 mile full Ironman triathlon, you’re in for quite an experience and you’re going to be putting [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:50:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

7 Common Golf Injuries and Prevention Techniques

As the golfers out there surely know, the sport of golf requires not only skill and perseverance but also lots of time, effort and practice in order to become skilled. Unfortunately, because this sport requires lots of practice and also consists of mainly repetitive motions, golfers are prone to a number of injuries. Whether you [...]

By | 2017-04-28T01:59:32+00:00 April 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Muscle and Joint Soreness

When most people suffer from pain, they often write it off as just pain and think nothing more of it. As athletes, it’s important for us to know what caused the pain, where the pain is coming from and how we can get rid of the pain quickly so we can get back to training. [...]

By | 2017-04-28T02:07:54+00:00 April 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How Cross-Training Makes You a Better Athlete

All athletes are looking for that one thing that gives them a competitive advantage over their competition and to become a better athlete, but few are brave enough to venture out of their training comfort zone to do so. Athletes in all sports have found amazing results by incorporating cross-training into their training regimen. You’ve [...]

By | 2017-04-28T02:14:21+00:00 April 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

6 Tips on Strength Training for Tennis Players

When you think about strength training for athletes, you’re probably not thinking about tennis (unless you are a tennis player) since other sports like football and hockey are much more reliant on brute strength and size, but strength training for tennis players is still a very important piece of their training. While conditioning and coordination [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:16:34+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Runner’s Guide to Shin Splints

You know you’re a runner when you get angry that an injury keeps you from running, not that it damages your body. And, as most of you probably have experienced first-hand, shin splints are one of the worst. Whether you’re a casual, three miles on the weekend runner, an ultra-marathoner or somewhere in between, you [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:18:49+00:00 March 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Ways to Prepare for a High School Lacrosse Game

Lacrosse has become one of the fastest growing sports in the United States over the last decade and has spread from a predominantly east coast sport to a national sport with teams from California to New York and high schools everywhere in between adopting the sport. Now that Spring is almost upon us, lacrosse tryouts [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:19:26+00:00 March 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Increase Energy for Athletes

Is there anything more important to an athlete than energy levels during an event or game? Probably not. That’s why energy drink and supplement companies have made their living targeting athletes. If you don’t have adequate energy to perform at your best, you’re likely letting your team down and will end up on the wrong [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:19:51+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Common Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As a dancer, your muscles, joints, and bones are under repeated stress from movement. While this does increase the strength of your body overall, it also puts you at risk for injury due to the repetitive motions and strenuous activity of dancing. The last thing any dancer wants is for their career (or favorite hobby) [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:20:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments