Sunday, July 28, 2013

Are Eccentric Exercises (And Rubber Bars) Best For Tennis Elbow Treatment And Rehab?

There's evidence, in the form of medical studies on Eccentric Exercise, and there's excitement, in the form of media buzz on this approach to Tennis Elbow treatment and rehab - (surrounding a rubber bar exercise device) - So, what's the bottom line? Do you need to do this form of exercise - with the rubber bar as part of your rehab?

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Rubber Bar" Rehab: Is Eccentric Exercise The Best Tennis Elbow Treatment?

YouTube playlist: More videos on Tennis Elbow exercises

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the potential benefits of ‘Eccentric Exercise’ when it comes to Tennis Elbow treatment and rehab.

Is it possible that one type of muscle contraction could be THAT much more effective compared to another in tendon healing and strengthening?…

More at Tennis Elbow Classroom: Video, post and podcast on Eccentric Exercises for treating Elbow Tendonitis

Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Rubber-Bar" Rehab: Fact Or Fad? [Podcast]

Can one type of muscle contraction (The Eccentric) be that much more effective than another when it comes to healing and rehabilitating Tennis Elbow?…

Is the eccentric approach and the "FlexBar" rubber bar device, often used to perform it, really a treatment breakthrough – Or just another gimmick?

Visit Tennis Elbow Classroom for More articles and videos on rehab exercise for Tennis Elbow in general.

AND: for the video, post and podcast with more detail on this interesting topic.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Are Eccentrics The Best Exercises For Lateral Epicondylitis?

There’s a lot of talk lately about the benefits of ‘Eccentric Exercise’ in Tennis Elbow rehab – But can one type of muscle contraction be that much better than another?

Are Eccentric Exercises best for Lateral Epicondylitis Rehab?
Lateral Epicondylitis Rehab: Are Eccentric Exercises best?
Or is the eccentric rehab approach just another exercise fad that’s gotten a little too much hype lately?

Full story on rehab with Eccentric Exercise

(An ‘Eccentric’ contraction is simply the controlled lengthening of a muscle against resistance – Picture the lowering of a dumbbell weight in a Biceps curl, for instance.)

Based on several medical studies, there’s definitely evidence to support the idea that performing eccentric muscle contractions may (in certain cases) be superior to concentric ones when it comes to tendon rehabilitation.

This is especially true when it comes to Tendinosis, which most Tennis Elbow cases turn out to be.

A lot of the buzz seems to revolve around a single study – A small, but apparently successful study: Read the full post on Eccentric Exercise