Bouncing Back After an Injury at the Gym

There’s nothing much fun about suffering an injury at the gym. It’s natural that you’ll want to bounce back as quickly as possible.


Stop When the Pain Starts

As soon as you start to feel an abnormal pain in a particular part of your body, you should stop exercising. The old cliche of working out is is that there’s no gain without pain. But that kind of attitude is not at all helpful when it comes to keeping your body in good shape. In fact, it can cause you a lot of damage. You need to get to know your body over time. Sometimes, you will feel the burn, and it usually won’t be an injury. If you keep at it, you will learn when your body is hurt and when it is just tired. These small differences are very important to recognise.


Put Ice on the Injury and Rest


The next thing to do is to get ice on the area of your body that hurts. Do this as quickly as you possibly can because it might help to limit the size of the problem. It helps by reducing the level of inflammation and swelling that often occurs after an injury in the gym. Never begin your treatment with a heat pack; ice should always be what you start with. Get your hands on some ice packs and then use them as much as you can. This will at least keep your injury under control until you can get advice from a medical expert.


Follow All Medical Advice You Receive


If the initial rest and the ice haven’t fixed your problem for you, you will need to seek some medical attention. This will allow you to get to the bottom of the issue if you’re not sure what’s wrong. Most people who work out a lot know their bodies inside out. So, if you’re not sure what’s going on, it’s a sign that something needs to be done. When you get the advice from a doctor, make sure you listen to it. Don’t be tempted to think that you know better than the doctor because you probably don’t. If they tell you to not do any physical activity for a couple of months, you need to do that, however frustrating it might be.


Prevent the Injury Recurring When You Go Back to Normal


When you are finally coming to the end of your recovery, you will need to think about how you can return. This is one of the most important stages of the process, and it definitely should not be rushed. If you rush, the injury will recur, and you will be left on the sidelines for even longer, and that’s not what you want, is it? Make sure you get the all-clear from your doctor before you hit the gym again. And then make sure that you warm up very carefully and don’t overdo it to begin with. Ease yourself back into your old routine over a period of a couple of months. This is the most sensible approach to take.


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Reebok introduces The Official Shoe of FitnessReebok Cross fit Nano 3.0 is more colourful,
adaptable and robust than ever before

TORONTO, ON- Leading fitness brand, Reebok, has launched the third iteration of its popular Nano footwear series introducing updated technology, improvements and new colours for the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 the shoe, is now available on shelves nation-wide. Dubbed theOfficial Shoe of Fitness’, the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 is the top option for men and women looking for versatile training footwear.

One of the most visible additions to the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 is the new Duracage upper – a composite part made up of a polyurethane frame cast directly into an air mesh to provide flexibility, protection and stability in a lightweight package. The thickness of the Duracage varies throughout the upper based on functional movements; some areas are thicker to provide more lateral stability and rope protection, and other areas have strategically placed textures that offer grip, durability and flexibility.

In addition to the Duracage, the zoned mesh upper provides breathability in the tongue; the lateral and medial quarter mesh have excellent cooling and strength properties and the vamp mesh is slightly tighter to provide added durability. A new anti-shift gusset in the tongue keeps it in place, secured over the top of the foot.

At Reebok, we are focused on building product for functional movement, and our Reebok CrossFit footwear takes this philosophy to the extreme,” said Michael Rossi, vice president, Reebok Canada. “The evolution of the Nano franchise demonstrates that we are always working to build the best, most functional products out there. The Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 is designed to withstand the toughest workouts, and is the ultimate training shoe, whether used in a CrossFit box, at the gym or anywhere else you can work out. This is why wecall it the Official Shoe of Fitness.”

For this generation of the shoe, Reebok made significant improvements to the out sole as well. The low-profile, flat-to-the-ground out sole has two levels of traction: bigger lugs for overall grip, smaller grooves that help to disperse water, dust and chalk, and Metasplit grooves that allow for metatarsal splaying and multi-directional flexibility. New foam composites in the heel and forefoot provide better stability for lifting and heavy squats, and responsiveness for movements with rebounding like running, box jumps and double unders.

The new RopePro Outsole technology is designed to provide grip and slip, regardless of your climbing technique. This highly abrasive-resistant material has an asymmetrical design, with moulded lines on the medial side for added grip, and a smooth lateral side to make descending a rope more efficient.

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 retails for $130 and is available for both men and women at Sport Chek, Sports Experts and online at

Reebok Nano 3.0

About Reebok: 
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division.  For more information, visit Reebok at

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About CrossFit
CrossFit, Inc. is the world's foremost developer of functional fitness programming and a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical training professionals worldwide. Founded by Greg Glassman, CrossFit® is the principal strength and conditioning program for hundreds of accomplished and professional athletes and hundreds of thousands of individuals seeking to achieve elite fitness.

CrossFit offers specialty certificate courses and programs, including the CrossFit Kids program; publishes the CrossFit Journal; and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual event which seeks to find and crown the Fittest on Earth™. There are currently more than 3,000 affiliated gyms in the global CrossFit training network.

For more information, please visit www.crossfit.com CrossFit is a registered trademark and 3,2,1..Go!, Fittest on Earth and The Sport of Fitness are trademarks of CrossFit, Inc. in the U.S.  and/or other countries

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Introducing the Minimus Cross-Trainer by New Balance.

Watch the review here: According to New Balance the Minimus 20v2 "brings barefoot-caliber performance to your gym and circuit workouts while still providing the protection and versatility of more traditional trainers." I also like New Balance shoes because they come in multiple widths for people with narrow to wide feet.

Available online: or at your local NB store.

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