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Iliopsoas

The iliopsoas is actually two muscles: the psoas and the iliacus. The psoas originates from the vertebrae T-12 vertebrae (the vertebrae where the lowest rib attaches) down to L-4. The iliacus muscle comes from the inside of the hip bone. Once the two merge, they attach to the top of the femur (thigh bone), on the inner surface.

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The signs of Iron Deficiency and its effect on your performance

Feeling run down or generally fatigued lately? Not hitting paces in workouts that felt like no problem a few weeks ago? Resting heart rate higher than usual or increased shortness of breath while running? It could be a sign of iron deficiency or anemia. Because these symptoms sound similar to COVID, iron deficiency and anemia have been flying under the radar.

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Compartment Syndrome

The muscles in your body are grouped into different compartments which contain muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. These compartments are divided by fascia, which is a layer of connective tissue found throughout the body. The main purpose of fascia is to hold tissues in place. When there is excessive swelling in one of these compartments, it leads to something known as Compartment Syndrome.

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