Health &amp; Medicine http://breakingmuscle.com/taxonomy/term/2037/all en Super D Video: Solving Knee Pain http://breakingmuscle.com/video/super-d-video-solving-knee-pain <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/super-d-video-solving-knee-pain" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/oct_22_2012_-_1047am/screen_shot_2012-10-22_at_10.47.30_am.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Like many of you, I have knee problems, but I don&#39;t want to stop training. This week I&#39;ll share how I get rid of swelling and increase circulation so I can move my knee like normal. </div></div></div><p><strong>People call me Super D, but my full name is Donnie Thompson. </strong>I&#39;m a retired powerlifter and now I specialize in physical therapy and helping other athletes be strong and mobile, and to prevent or recover from injury. I&#39;ll be sharing a video with you each week from now on, showing you my favorite exercises, for strength and/or mobility.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/video/super-d-video-solving-knee-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> knee injury rehab wrapping Health & Medicine Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:00:00 +0000 2719 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video: What Is Reiki? http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-is-reiki <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-is-reiki" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/jul_9_2012_-_350pm/jon_k_reiki.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is an amazing hands-on, spiritual form of relaxation and stress reduction that promotes healing, health and peace. But what can it do for you as an athlete? </div></div></div><p>Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is an amazing hands-on, spiritual form of relaxation and stress reduction that promotes healing, health and peace. This week I had the privilege of interviewing Reiki master Erika Schreck specifically on the topic of how Reiki can be helpful for athletes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information about Reiki:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-is-reiki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle reiki relaxation Health & Medicine Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 1929 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - What Is Reflexology? http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-reflexology <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-reflexology" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/jul_5_2012_-_309pm/screen_shot_2012-07-05_at_3.10.05_pm.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">How can poking your feet and hands help you heal on the inside? In this week&#39;s video Jon explains the science and theories behind reflexology and how it might be useful for you. </div></div></div><p><strong>Reflexology is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. </strong>Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used the concept of qi flowing through the channels to explain this. Another way of looking at it is the connection between the central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes all of the rest of the nerves on the body (there are over 7,000 in the foot alone).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-what-reflexology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle reflexology Health & Medicine Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 1873 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - Tips for Pre- and Post- Massage http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-tips-for-pre-and-post-massage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-tips-for-pre-and-post-massage" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/jun_18_2012_-_315pm/traver_massage_tips.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This week I am joined by Katie Carlo, the massage therapist at CrossFit Pacific Coast. Katie shares her tips for what to do before and after a massage. </div></div></div><p><strong>This week I am joined by Katie Carlo, the massage therapist at CrossFit Pacific Coast.</strong> Katie shares her tips for what to do before and after a massage to make it more effective and for the treatment to last longer.</p> breakingmuscle massage Recovery Health & Medicine Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 1730 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - Cupping: Demonstration & Explanation http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-cupping-demonstration-explanation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-cupping-demonstration-explanation" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/may_15_2012_-_233pm/traver_cupping_live_demo.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">You may have a seen a friend after a visit to the acupuncturist and there were big red circular bruises on his/her back. Those bruises are from a treatment known as &quot;cupping.&quot; </div></div></div><p>You may have a seen a friend after a visit to the acupuncturist and there were big red circular bruises on his/her back. What ARE those things? Those bruises are from a treatment known as &quot;<a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/health-medicine/cupping-and-injured-athlete-does-it-work" target="_blank">cupping</a>.&quot; <strong>Turns out, cupping is a fantastic method of reversing spasm and musculoskeletal pain. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-cupping-demonstration-explanation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> acupuncture breakingmuscle cupping Traditional Chinese Medicine Health & Medicine Wed, 30 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 1489 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - A Real Live Acupuncture Demo http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-a-real-live-acupuncture-demo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-a-real-live-acupuncture-demo" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/may_15_2012_-_214pm/traver_acupuncture_demo.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Have you never done acupuncture and wonder what it&#39;s like? Maybe you&#39;ve done it, but don&#39;t don&#39;t totally understand it? Check out this video of an actual acupuncture session. </div></div></div><p><strong>Have you never done acupuncture and wonder what it&#39;s like? Maybe you&#39;ve done it, but don&#39;t really understand the rationale behind it?</strong> Acupuncture is a fantastic recovery tool for the serious athlete. Here is a live demonstration of an acupuncture treatment to show you what to expect and why your practitioner does what he/she does.</p> acupuncture breakingmuscle Traditional Chinese Medicine Health & Medicine Wed, 23 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 1488 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - Just Breathe http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-just-breathe <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-just-breathe" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/mar_1_2012_-_801pm/screen_shot_2012-03-01_at_8.01.27_pm.png" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Breathing is important, trust us on this one. Learn the most efficient way to breathe as well as a few tips for breathing during a workout. </div></div></div><p>Breathing is important and fundamental. So fundamental you might think you&#39;re doing it right, just because you&#39;ve always done it...but it turns out you might not be breathing right!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn the most efficient way to breathe, using your stomach, instead of breathing up into the chest. It helps you get air and helps you calm down after a workout. For people training strength, it&#39;s a good way to fill and tighten your torso.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And lastly, Traver explains the reasons behind why fighters breathe through their noses.</p> breakingmuscle breathing crossfit diaphragmatic breathing fighting Health & Medicine Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 1084 at http://breakingmuscle.com Breaking Muscle Video - Using Your Breath For Better Performance http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-using-your-breath-for-better-performance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/video/breaking-muscle-video-using-your-breath-for-better-performance" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed imagecache-linked imagecache-in_case_missed_linked"><img src="http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/in_case_missed/images/headline/jan_20_2012_-_815am/image3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="185" height="105" class="imagecache imagecache-in_case_missed"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">You might think you know how to breath, but it turns out many of us learned bad breathing habits early on in our strength training. Get some quick tips on breathing to enhance performance. </div></div></div><p>You might think you know how to breath, but it turns out many of us learned bad breathing habits early on in our strength training. In reality, your breath should be your natural &quot;weight belt&quot; creating core stability during your weight bearing movements. Weight bearing movements include everything from barbell and dumbbell exercises to bodyweight exercises like push-ups.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/video/breaking-muscle-video-using-your-breath-for-better-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BJJ breakingmuscle breathing crossfit kickboxing muay thai Training weight lifting Health & Medicine Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 900 at http://breakingmuscle.com