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West Loop Summer Camps 2019

POW! Kids offer the most unique active camps in the city of Chicago.  POW! Gym is located in the West Loop at 310 S Racine, It’s location provides for easy drop off and pickups.  Camps can be purchased one week at a time or single days. Our camps are active and structured.  We program the day with […]

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Common Injuries in Martial Arts: Part 3 of 3

ANKLE SPRAIN The ankle sprain is a common injury in all sports. For martial artists , it is commonly acquired while sparring or during calisthenics. A sprain indicates that there are small tears in the ligaments surrounding the ankle wall. Usually the sprain comes from ‘rolling the ankle’ or causing the ankle to invert (inward […]

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Common Injuries in the Martial Arts: Knee and Hamstrings (Part 2 of 3)

The lower extremity injuries that most martial artists come across are not necessarily unique to martial arts. They range from common tendinitis’,  to  a ‘pulled groin’ and ‘tweaked knees.”. In this two-part blog summarizing common injuries to martial artists I have addressed injuries to the lower extremities. I picked the common ones that I run […]

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Building Nutritional Habits

Since 2001, POW! Gym has featured a monthly goal for its members.  This month we are focused on nutrition.    If diet is guided by your habits, then I challenge everyone to try building or changing 1-3 habits.  They say it takes 28 days to form a new habit.  The goal in May is to […]

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Common Injuries in Martial Arts: Hands & Rotator Cuff, Part 1 of 3

You do not have to be a professional martial artist to be concerned with injuries interfering with kicking and punching skills. As with many other athletes, incurring sport injuries is detrimental to improving martial arts techniques and overall forms and fighting skills. Many professional martial artists will tell you that their injuries are sport specific […]

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Healthy Shoulders is the Goal of the Month

Healthy Shoulders The monthly goal is Shoulder Strength and Stability. Part of the motivation for focusing on this area, is the positive impact it will have on: Posture Mitt Holding Heavy Lifting Striking Pushing Exercises Pulling Exercises It is great when a strength program includes exercises that recruit the front (i.e. front raises) and back […]

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