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Why The Shoulder Is So Injury-Prone And Tips to Avoid Shoulder Injury

The shoulder joint is a very unique one – it’s the joint with the largest range of motion in your body, but it also has the least stability. These two variables put together make the shoulder more prone to injury than other joints, which is why we think shoulder mobility and prehab exercises are a …

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Why You Should Start Including Mobility Training in your Workouts

Mobility is often overlooked, or grouped in with flexibility training, but it’s actually very different and pretty important to work into your regular routine. Mobility training includes working through your full range of motion and movements to improve a range of things, and while this includes flexibility, it also covers balance, strength and stability.  The …

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Warm-Up & Cool Down

Whether you’re looking at starting to exercise, an elite athlete or you’re anywhere in between, you should never skip your warm-up and cool down. It may be tempting, especially if you’re excited to jump right into your training, or you’ve got plans afterwards, but skipping your warm-up or cool down can have some negative effects …

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Improving and Relieving Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Anyone who exercises is familiar with DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It’s that achy feeling you get in your muscles around 24–72 hours after a workout. And while it can definitely be a bit of an inconvenience, having DOMS is actually a good thing – it’s an indicator that you’ve trained well, and …

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How Can A Dietitian Help Your Training and Recovery

We’ve recently introduced Claire to the STAR family as our resident dietitian! You can book in to see Claire here. But, how exactly can a dietitian assist you in your training and recovery? Dietitians can use nutrition to help you train, compete and recover. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a casual gym-goer, there’s significant …

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STAR Blog #22 – How to Use Recovery to Boost Your Performance

The need for consistent recovery days in a training regime has been widely debated, however here at STAR we believe there’s no question about it – regular recovery is a necessity in anyone’s exercise routine. Research suggests under-recovering can actually negatively affect an athlete’s performance. Continue reading to find out how recovery can boost your …

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STAR Blog #21 – Active Recovery Versus Complete Rest

Proper rest periods in your exercise routine are crucial to avoid overtraining and injury. But what kind of rest day should you have? This depends on the type of training you’re doing, the intensity and how often you train. Both active recovery days and passive rest days can be beneficial to your training routine. Active …

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