Archive for the ‘gym’ Category

Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support

October 28, 2008

Tuli’s Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support are designed to provide superior shock absorption, arch support and comfort for your feet. Gaitors incorporate Tuli’s successfully patented waffle design which most effectively duplicates nature’s own shock absorbing system in the feet. The combination of modern materials allows Gaitors to provide a lightweight, yet highly effective shock absorber. Revolutionary new technology offers an ultra thin carbon fiber arch support which will provide long-lasting relief and comfort.

Tuli’s offer instant relief from:

  • Tired, burning, aching feet, legs and back
  • Painful heels and heel spurs
  • Nagging backache and neckache
  • Shin splint and arthritic joints

Tuli’s GAITORS 3/4 Length Arch Support sold at MedEx01.com

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Inversion Therapy Benefits

April 11, 2008

Inversion therapy is a method of treating back pain by diminishing the influence of gravity, reducing the compression of the vertebrae and discs and allowing the muscles and ligaments that encase the spine to relax.

This is typically performed on what’s called an inversion table. The table allows you to lie on your back relaxed, in an inverted position. This position eliminates some or all gravitational compression, depending upon how far back you position your body.

Inversion therapy is the safest, quickest and most effective way to increase the space between your vertebrae. Numerous clinical studies published in reputable medical journals have confirmed that inversion really does increase the separation between the discs of the spine, which brings relief from back pain.

For instance, one study considered 175 people who were unable to work due to back pain. After eight inversion treatments, 155 of the patients were able to return to work full time.

Other benefits people experience with a regular program of Inversion therapy :

* Maintains your height. Regularly inverting will help you avoid the “shrinkage” others your age are showing because of the cumulative effect of gravity over a lifetime.

* Improves circulation. When you’re inverted, your body can circulate your blood aided by gravity rather than having to work against it. In addition, with inversion, gravity helps the lymphatic system clear faster, easing the aches and pains of stiff muscles.

* Relieves stress. A full-body stretch feels rejuvenating! And the inversion table makes that relaxation easier to attain than climbing on a jungle gym or taking a yoga class. Many people sleep better with regular inversion therapy.

* Heightens mental alertness. Any upside-down activity increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, which many authorities believe helps you maintain mental sharpness.

* Increases flexibility and range of motion. With inversion, your joints stay healthy and supple, so that you can easily remain as active as you were in your younger years.

* Improves posture. The stretch that comes with reversing the direction of gravity helps you sit, stand and move with more ease and grace.

* Realigns the spine after workouts. Running and other aerobic activities inevitably compress your spine, frequently unevenly. One-sided activities like golf or tennis often pull the spine out of alignment. During inversion, minor misalignments often correct themselves naturally.

Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables Sold at MedEx01.com

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

March 31, 2008

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

Please take a few minutes to travel around the world.
That’s right! Using the Globetrip.net Video Guides you can experience a unique desktop journey to the most exotic places on Earth.

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This great web 2.0 experience includes exciting travel stories, localized best-spots to check out, upload your own travel clips and store your travel diaries — for FREE!

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Key reasons to join up today @ Globetrip.net:

  • Real Live Video Guides – the best in the world!!

Instead of reading and imagining your ultimate destination click & view the many video guides.

  • Travel Diaries – online private diary feature; embrace your experiences & daily photos and most important…you choose who to give access to!
  • Home made clips – is your computer loaded up with travel video clips? We all have digital camera clips. Put them to good use. Share them at Globetrip.net.
  • Forums – learn from the locals in each continent or hidden locations. Choose a continent & country to ask questions about, open a new thread and our system will deliver it to the locals in the target destination.
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In case you are not convinced check out the www.GlobeTrip.net Travel & Trekking Quiz.

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This quiz highlights only a few of the amazing and very personal journeys. Anyone can embed and add to it easily. Go for it! Share your travel thoughts.

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The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager

January 22, 2008

The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager The “Omni Directional Ball” is the key to the Superior Function and ease of use that you will enjoy with your Knuckle-Baller. The Knuckle-Baller takes the POWER of the Omni Directional Massage Ball to a whole new level.You can begin by applying pressure on the roller and then gently roll the ball in circular motions around the lower back. While moving it in circular motion, you can apply the necessary pressure. Once you are able to identify the spot from where the pain is originating, you can continue to massage the affected area for 10-20 minutes. The massage roller will, thus, provide you relief as it soothes and loosens the muscle tissue or ligaments. It will also gradually increase your blood circulation, leading to the healing of the affected area and elimination of the back pain.

Massage Techniques
The Knuckle-Baller is an outstanding aid in the application of many techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Reflexology and Cellulite Reduction.

Relief and Flexibility
The Knuckle-Baller can provide much needed massage relief for sore aching muscles, stimulate blood flow and reduce pain and swelling, thereby promoting healing and flexibility.

Versatile, Yet Easy to Use
The Knuckle-Baller will provide you a range of massage applications and techniques.

The Knuckle Baller Sports Massager sold at MedEx01.com

Prescription for Tight Hamstrings

January 13, 2008

Working like a personal trainer, the patented Hamstring Stretch-Rx puts the athlete or patient in complete control of their hamstring stretch.

The superior supine (back lying) positioning isolates hamstring muscles for optimal stretching while preventing injury by protecting the low back.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx  is light, portable and convenient for use at home as well as travel yet durable enough to be used in the clinic or training room.
 

The unique handle with its rapid line-length adjustment and release lever allows for dramatically increased flexibility (range of motion) improvement. In addition, contract-relax and hold-relax routines formerly requiring assistance of a therapist or trainer can now be done independently to further enhance flexibility.

Includes exercise guide designed by a physical therapist and comes with a drawstring bag for easy transport.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx Sold at MedEx01.com

Bongo Balance Boards

January 6, 2008

Bongo Balance Boards by FitterfirstAn exciting expert level balance trainer for Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts – you will love this one!Take one kick tail board, one dual bearing, multi-rotational , polyurethene wheel and strap them together with an I” beam and bungy cord and you will have a whole lot of balance going on. Boarders and skiiers will love the skills and tricks that they can master on our Bongo Balance Board. Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts will love this one! Bongo Balance Boards were king for balance freaks in the 60s and 70s. Now it’s back and faster than ever!

Benefits of using the Bongo Board

Balance – Static and Dynamic for enhanced sport and fitness participation. 

Postural Awareness – To correct inefficient body movements with little physical effort.

Proprioception – The body’s internal mechanisms for enhancing muscular movements that then call upon ‘memories’ stored in the muscles, bones and connective tissues to repeat a performance later on. 

Kinesthetic Sense – Enhances ability to judge the position of your body in space.

Stability – Improve balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries associated with various sports and everyday activities.

Mobility – Retraining the body to move impulsively and freely without limitation.

Body Awareness – Learn via feelings/stimulus created by the board to instinctively be aware of muscles, muscle groups and limbs as they work to stabilize the body.

Confidence – The direct result of learning body awareness through balance conditioning.

Visual Challenge 

 To challenge your balance recovery ability, try the following exercises. Attempt only when a high confidence level has been achieved on the Bongo Board.

Play with eyes open and eyesclosed during exercises. When eyes are opened, explore the balance challenge of gently moving the head and neck up and down and then side to side.

To enhance performance try to stabilize the head, neck and upper body. 

Focus vision ahead into the horizon, but soften your gaze to enhance the peripheral field of vision. How far to the sides can you see while focusing ahead?

Skill Progression: As you progress and gain confidence on your Bongo Board, you may like to try some tricks to further enhance and develop your balance coordination.

Outside Magazine says “Ride the halfpipe at home! Bang up techniques for mastering the Bongo Balance Board, the snowboarder’s best friend.”

Fitter Bongo Board Sold at MedEx01.com

Easy-to-grip Cando Exercise Wate Bars

December 28, 2007


Cando Exercise Wate Bars are great for all types of training. So for any fitness enthusiast who wants to take his/her body to the next sculpting level and not clutter their closets these bars are a must have.The easy-to-grip Cando exercise Wate bars come in weights
ranging from 1 lb. to 25 lbs.Cando bars are used in the supine, sitting or standing position to increase strength and ROM.

Also use to improve endurance, balance and motor skills. The Cando exercise Wate bar is perfect for use in therapy, fitness, aerobics, yoga and pilates.

Cando Exercise Wate Bars are sold at MedEx01.com

Trigger Points Can Occur in any Muscle

December 17, 2007

Trigger points can occur in any muscle. Remember that every person is unique, and that you are the best judge of your pain and discomfort. Regular use of The Original Backnobber II tool can help you better understand the source and nature of such problems and can be an exceptionally valuable aid in your pursuit of a healthy, pain free lifestyle. The guidelines listed below can be followed when using The Original Backnobber II tool on any muscle in the body.1– Isolate a trigger point by pressing firmly with your fingertips or The Original Backnobber II tool over a specific part of the neck, shoulders, upper, middle or lower back, buttocks or thighs.2- When you feel a hard knot (like a lump) or soreness, apply pressure to determine the level of tenderness in the area. Some sensation of pain is to be expected from the pressure; although for many people, this sensation is quite pleasurable and satisfying. Experiment to determine a tolerable level of pressure.3Once you have located the trigger point and know how it feels, you’re ready to begin using The Original Backnobber II tool. As you become more accustomed to detecting trigger points on your body and how to apply pressure, you can begin immediately with The Original Backnobber II tool instead of performing the preliminary search.

4- The Original Backnobber II tool can be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm. Apply direct, steady, pressure to the trigger point in the muscle.
5- Pressure preferences vary widely among professionals and patients alike, but for many, pressure can be effectively applied for between 5 and 30 seconds. It often takes time for muscles to begin to “trust” the pressure, so the first 20 seconds may be a mere beginning. In general it is best to start slowly and gradually increase pressure as desired following your own best intuition and feelings.6- Apply pressure firmly to the affected muscle. Move along the muscle band at one-inch intervals. Stop and apply longer or deeper pressure to any knots or lumps as you work. Although almost any pressure on a muscle will usually have some releasing effect, it is best to apply pressure along the entire muscle from one end to the other, in approximately one inch intervals, and then stretch before moving onto another area.

7– Harmony and balance between both sides of the body are vital to achieving proper posture and function. It is best to work both sides of the body, just in case any pain is referred to the other side after being “detriggered.”

8- Remember to breathe! Sit back, relax and take some deep breathes both before, during and after using The Original Backnobber II tool.


9– Specific concentration on breathing can enhance the desired results of the trigger point technique. Take a deep breath and begin applying pressure as you exhale. Continue deep breathing as you perform this trigger point technique.

10- In addition to using The Original Backnobber II tool, paying attention to healthy lifestyle habits may also produce noticeable and desired results. Drink plenty of water, participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes a day, eat properly and get plenty of sleep. As you notice improvement in function and movement, you may also find yourself relaxing and enjoying life more than ever before!The Original Backnobber II tool is a wonderful gift. It is on Sale at Medex01.com for $37.66

Thera-Band Exercise Ball

May 13, 2007

                                      The exercise ball is a great tool for strengthening the abs, but it also helps you reach those hard-to-get-to muscles as well as improving your balance and overall coordination.

The numerous applications of the exercise ball follow a range of difficulty levels, and the benefits for back pain can be felt at each level. From merely sitting on the exercise ball to doing structured aerobic exercise routines, the basic support needed by the back and stomach muscles are the same.

For a person with low back pain, the exercise ball can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the reasons the exercise ball is used are to learn proper posture, increase lumbar (low back) mobility, increase abdominal and back muscle strength, increase balance and stability as well as develop overall control and strength of the core body muscles.

As an introduction to exercising on the ball, it is often recommended that one simply sit on the exercise ball for 30 minutes a day and bounce lightly, continually finding and maintaining one’s balance on the ball.

Another recommended first step on the exercise ball is to find a neutral (lordotic) lumbar spine position. Slouch slightly on the exercise ball, rounding the lower and upper back. Begin bouncing lightly on the exercise ball.Allow the body to automatically find the straightened posture, which promote staying balanced while continuing to bounce on the exercise ball. This balanced position on the exercise ball is also referred to as the center of gravity, where the upper body is balanced on a stable pelvic base.Even a slight change in this neutral posture position will change the center of gravity and require a correction to stay on the exercise ball. The stomach muscles are required to work the whole time to keep this balanced, neutral posture.

Thera-Band Exercise Balls are inflatable balls used to strengthen muscles to improve posture and help prevent back pain. Each exercise ball comes with two plugs and an inflation adapter, along with the Thera-Band® Exercise Ball Guide Poster detailing 24 exercises. They are weight-tested to support 1,000 lbs. of static weight. Five sizes are provided to allow for user height variations.

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