Don’t neglect your physical health. Learn how to strengthen your body and improve your performance with the Esports Doctor!
Dr. Levi Harrison, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon and calls himself “The Gamers and Esports Doctor.” Over the last few years, Levi has found popularity with his website and YouTube channel dedicated to helping gamers with hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. As many gamers, especially PC gamers know, these can be very common issues when frequently gaming.
I came across Dr. Levi Harrison when he and Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert engaged in a Twitter conversation a few years back. Since, then I’ve followed his YouTube channel and found his videos to be very helpful and easy-to-follow. While his videos greatly help gamers, as a web developer who sits behind a computer all day, I can tell you that these exercises could greatly benefit anyone!
Below I’ve put together a list of my favorite videos that I think most of you could benefit from. Additionally, I’ve put together a breakdown of each of the exercises in the video along with the timestamp, in hopes that it will help you come up with a solid workout routine. If you are unfamiliar with how to perform each exercise, it is best to watch the video. I was trying to type out an explanation for each but it was not as effective.
This is my favorite video of Dr. Levi’s. It’s a quick 7 minute video, with 7-specific, easy-to-follow exercises.
This was the original video that Dr. Levi released in relation to professional gaming. While he has released a lot of content since the release of this in 2016, it still contains relevant and helpful tips. These tips not only make your hands, wrist and arms stronger, but will help your in-game performance.
This is a follow up to his prior videos, a few new exercises and modified versions of old exercises aimed to strengthen your fingers, wrist, and arms.
The age old issue! Why are my hands cold when gaming? I ran into this problem for years and still do to this day. While it could be relate to a particular disease, this is actually a very common problem having to do with the circulation of blood in your hands.
Below is a quick list of videos that target specific, common issues in gamers that you may find helpful. If any of the issues sound familiar to you, check them out and see if the exercises help at all.
Whether you’re playing Counter Strike, League of Legends, Fortnite, or even just sitting behind your screen for most of the day, I hope you try out some of these exercises. They’ve worked for me and I will continue to practice them as often as possible. Try some of the exercises and techniques, and let us and @drleviharrison know your thoughts. While you’re at it, check him out and follow him on his social media accounts and website listed below.
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