Activital Blog - How to relieve foot pain

Xmas Greetings!


I am the C.E.O of Activital and I am 50 years old.

I do various training and position change pull-ups at the training gym five times a week. My goal is 15 times, but yesterday I lost at 13.5 times. I think the most important thing in life is to keep trying.

On my feet, of course, I wear Activital foot supporters (socks) and gator socks. It improves the quality of training and increases motivation. Available at Activital USA web store or Amazon. Although it is not yet famous in the United States, it is a popular product that has already sold 1 million pairs in Japan.

I would like everyone in America to wear them.

#activital #activitalusa #footsupporter #sport #sports #gym #gymlife #gymnastics #training #train #trainingsocks #sportssocks #glipsocks #ninjasocks
Masanori Tanaka
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How many bones are in a foot?

How many bones are in a foot?

The foot consists of 26 to 28 bones, and the five triangular arches connecting the heel and each toe, and the semicircular arch consisting of the apexes of these triangles, provide the unique functionality of the human foot.

This complex structure provides propulsive force when stepping back and absorbs the shock of walking by slightly bending the articulated bones.

If you experience pain or discomfort in your feet, it is possible that a misalignment of tendons or muscles may be affecting the bones in your feet.  Exercise using the upper body is also important as it balances the muscles throughout the body.

Masanori Tanaka
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Who would be your best running partner?

Who would be your best running partner?

It is especially difficult to find a right partner when playing sports. It is the same when it comes to running.  A good running partner can help you to reach your goals. This might help you to find the right one and extend your ability:

1. The running pace and distance should be similar for you and your partner.

2. Find someone with a comparable or slightly higher endurance level. Make sure that the difference is not to big.

3. Set fix running days together. No excuses anymore!

4. Find and set a common goal. This will keep you motivated and push you further. 

Have you visualized the right partner for you?
TanakaMasanori
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How Long Does a Sprained Ankle Take to Heal?

How Long Does a Sprained Ankle Take to Heal?

Minor ankle sprains usually heal in one to three weeks with proper rest and non-surgical care (such as applying ice). Moderate injuries take three to four weeks. Severe cases may take three to six months to heal due to restricted blood flow to the ankle ligaments.

Did you know that walking accelerates the healing process of a sprained ankle? For the first few days, try not to move your foot. As the swelling goes down and your ankle begins to heal, walking short distances is good for recovery.

TanakaMasanori
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Benefits Of Stairs Running?

Benefits Of Stairs Running?

Running up stairs also forces you to work against gravity, building strength and power. " Stairs are much steeper than most hills, so running stairs will make climbing hills easier. Stair running accelerates your heart rate rapidly and makes you breathe faster to take in more oxygen.

4 Benefits Of Stairs Running you would like to know.

1) Running stairs targets some of the largest muscles in the body, including glutes, quads, and calves

 2) Stair running improves your endurance of doing strenuous activities by working your heart and lungs. It boosts your VO2 max, which is the maximum amount of oxygen you use during intense exercise.

 3) Running up stairs forces you to work against gravity, building strength, speed and power

4) Stairs are much steeper than hills, so running stairs will make climbing hills easier

What does running stairs do for your body?

Stair climbing activates your core muscles in your legs, such as your hamstrings, quads, calves and gluts.  As a result, your legs will become stronger and enhances your movement. In fact, stair climbing targets the same muscles as squats and lunges – so if you're not a fan of those, hit the stairs!
TanakaMasanori
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To improve your Cardiovascular performance!

To improve your Cardiovascular performance!

A wonderful thing about your cardiovascular system is that it adapts and grows stronger and more efficient if you give it a stimulus ( like aerobic training).  People who ware inactive and out of shape can see huge improvements in their cardiovascular and aerobic abilities. Aerobic fitness comes about due to a number of specific adaptations, which we examine in the following sections.

to make changes in the cardiovascular and muscular systems, you need a well -balanced conditioning program that includes both aerobic and strength training.
Masanori Tanaka
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Getting better at what you are doing!

Getting better at what you are doing!

People say practice makes perfect.  Well, that may sounds true only if the practice itself is near perfect.  Bodies tend to adapt to the exercise conditions they are given.  Run slowly, and you improve at running slowly.  Specificity of training means that improvements in training are specific to what your are doing and includes things like the speed of movement, the load lifted, the intensity of the exercise, the angle of position of the limbs, the environment ..... etc you get the idea.   Improvement in training is very difficult to please.

Energy systems are simply a combination of chemical reactions.  hey start with a molecule and use enzymes to help the reactions take place.  The more enzymes you have, the faster you make ATP, and the way to get more enzymes is to train in ways that use particular enzymes.
TanakaMasanori
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Not too strong, but keeps on keeping on!

Not too strong, but keeps on keeping on!

Think of slow twitch muscle fibers like a tortoise:  They are not particularly fast, but they do keep on going.  Slow twitch motor units have some common characteristics.

Slow twitch muscles come in handy for any activity in which endurance is essential.  Some muscles have a higher proportion of slow twitch fibers.  For example, the soleus muscle, which is in the lower leg and is important for standing, has a high proposition of slow twitch fibers.  In addition, because the nerve only connects to a few fibers, slow twitch motor units are usually associated with fine motor skills like blinking.

TanakaMasanori
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Do the locomotion! The secret of the rhythm of Walking!

Do the locomotion! The secret of the rhythm of Walking!

Upright walking is unique to us, and most of us get the basics down by the time we are 12 months old.  Locomotion is programmed into our basic nervous system functions ( we don't need to think about it when we walk).  Sensory signals then help shape or modify our movements, specific to the demands.  When talking about walking locomotion, the term frequently used is gait.

Watch how people walk. Do they simply stride with arms at their sides in a stiff upright position?  No!  instead you will notice a rhythm and relationship between the leg stride, arm swing and trunk rotation. Walking is like dancing, as we explain in the next sections.

Most research indicates that the coordination of walking is a centralized ( nervous system) control, where a pattern of signals is generated for normal walking. For this reason, a disruption in walking patterns could indicate a problem with the central nervous system.
TanakaMasanori
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Training is the key to Improved Metabolism.

Training is the key to Improved Metabolism.


When it comes to making ATP, you know that you need a starting fuel (carbohydrates, phosphocreatine, or fat) and then a way to transform the molecules to get the energy out of them.  So what magic ingredient transforms the molecules?

A. Sugar
B. Enzymes
C. Gluten

Answer is B: Enzymes!

As we explain earlier, enzymes are the components that drive chemical reactions. What's particlulary interesting - and helpful in the context of improving performance - is that you can created more enzymes.  How?  By training!!

The key is to tailor the training needs to the type of enzyme changes you want.
TanakaMasanori
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