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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

How to Recover from an Ankle Sprain

For most athletes, an ankle sprain is the epitome of despair. You never really understand the importance of your ankle until you’ve sprained it. Under normal circumstances, you’ve probably heard that the time to recover from an ankle sprain is between 2-8 weeks depending on the severity of the injury. No athlete, whether you compete [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:21:13+00:00 February 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Common Baseball Injuries and Tips to Avoid Them This Season

Despite being considered a non-contact sport, over 275,000 baseball players visit the emergency room each year for baseball-related injuries. As any baseball player knows, you don’t have to collide in the middle of the field like football or have another player swinging a stick at you like hockey to get injured playing your sport. In [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:21:54+00:00 February 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare for High School Swimming Season

With the high school swimming season quickly approaching, it’s time for all the swimmers out there to get ready for the intensity of the season. Being mentally and physically prepared for the season will help ensure that you are able to compete to your best ability and be successful in and out of the pool. [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:22:20+00:00 February 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How Low Impact Cardio Can Help Muscle Recovery and Injuries

Let’s face it; there are some days when even professional athletes just can’t perform to their highest ability. Whether it’s due to an injury or just a really tough training session the day before, sometimes your body just isn’t up for a high-intensity workout. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to skip your workout [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:22:49+00:00 February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Nutrition for High School Basketball Players

The combination of speed, power, agility and endurance in addition to technical skill and mental stamina make basketball an intense and challenging sport both physically and mentally. Despite an average possession of play lasting about 12-20 seconds, players have been found to cover up to five miles and make up to 1,000 changes in movement [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:23:24+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare for a Snowboard Trip

Heading out to the slopes for a winter getaway automatically makes your trip healthier than one spent sitting on a couch somewhere. A day of riding gets your heart pumping, burns tons of calories, boosts your mood and gets you out in the sunshine (here’s hoping for blue sky days during your trip). But since [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:23:46+00:00 January 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Injured Athlete: Pulled Hamstring Recovery

Is there anything worse than a pulled hamstring? Yes, pulled hamstring recovery. Hamstrings injuries are a very difficult to recover from because they are responsible for so much in our everyday movement. A pulled hamstring is also an injury that has a high likelihood of re-injury if you don’t fully heal before re-starting your activity. [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:24:14+00:00 January 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Athletes

2017 is here and that means that a large majority of people are probably thinking about what they want to accomplish in the New Year and how they will get there. While New Year’s Resolutions can sometimes be made a joke and many times people fall short on their resolutions, that doesn’t mean that you [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:24:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ski Season 101: Muscle Recovery for Skiers

If you’re like a lot of us, you spend a large portion of the fall, winter and spring months on your phone’s weather app and checking the snow reports waiting for a killer powder day or trying to decide when to take your yearly ski vacation. While checking your snow totals is a crucial component [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:25:22+00:00 December 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Best Treatments for a Groin Strain

A groin strain is one of the most painful, frustrating, and unpleasant injuries an athlete can endure and it’s a common injury in most sports. It’s generally caused by a pull or strain of the adductor muscle and affects nearly any movement you make. Quick and consistent treatment is very important to help the injury [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:25:49+00:00 December 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

How to Avoid Common Hockey Injuries

The weather is getting cold and that can mean only one thing - hockey season is upon us! As hockey has become more and more popular in the United States, hockey injuries are becoming more common. While it’s impossible to completely avoid injury all the time, taking precautions before and during the season can make [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:26:51+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Athlete Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for the Athlete in Your Life

Are you struggling with what gifts you should give the athlete in your life? It can be incredibly difficult figuring out what to give the person who spends ¾ of their life in the gym and the other ¼ talking about going to the gym. They already have a gym membership! And the sheer number [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:27:18+00:00 December 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments