After a grueling CrossFit workout on a hot Summer morning that involved kettlebell swings, goblet squats, and about 100 walking lunges, my lower body was toast. But what was weird was that my left glute started twitching that night and continued into the next day. It didn't hurt at all, but it was annoying! Has your muscle twitched after working out? Here's what you need to know.
If you run, you know all too well that sports-related injuries are just part of the territory-about 60 percent of runners report getting injured in the past year. And that number can creep up to as high as 80 percent, depending on things such as what surface you're running on, the average time spent running, and exercise history or experience. This is according to a study published in the BMJ and it's not just scrapes, bruises, or black toenails we're talking about.
When you love to be active, a nagging knee injury can really put a damper on your plans. Knee discomfort and injuries are common, but they don’t need to be chronic. If your knee injury isn’t healing, it may be a sign you need rest or treatment—so don’t ignore it.