Thirsty People Feel More Pain

Interesting.

An interesting study is being carried out by a team at Melbourne's (Australia) Howard Florey Institute, in which the plasticity of pain responses is being assessed. Their latest findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate that pain is increased at times of mild thirst (if you're wondering, thumbscrews and a saline solution).

Think I'll skip the thumbscrews, but it is another reason to drink plenty of water both during and after workouts.

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Looking At : Jan 25, 2015.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Pressing the Kettlebell Handle into the Palm.

Solving one of the more common causes of hand pain from kettlebell training.

Solving Anterior Knee Pain.

Several common causes and solutions. Perfect.

The Perfect Home Gym.

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