Low Levels of Physical Activity are Second Highest Risk Factor. 

We hear a lot about the risk of this disease and that disease but rarely do we get the message that we should prioritise physical activity.  Over the past twenty years real inroads have been made into smoking cessation programmes that have made a real difference. However what’s been implemented with regards to increasing physical…

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Understanding Fascia

I believe we’re only just starting to learn about how the body moves. My approach to training has changed in the past month alone, due mainly to getting some amazing results with new methods! One of the biggest ‘discoveries’ over recent times has been the role of ‘fascia’ a web like material which gives the…

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Comparing Treadmill V’s Overground Running for Joint Stress. 

There’s not much research out there regarding the difference in stresses on the knee & ankle joints between running outside or on a treadmill. Although small, this study highlights that treadmill running loads the Achillies Tendon by an additional 21%. The stress on the knee joint are equal. Lesson? If you’re struggling with or recovering…

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How a great sport science department helped Leicester City’s success! 

At a recent conference I listened to presentations by Academy Strength & Conditioning coaches from both Manchester City & newly crowned Premier League champions Leicester City. The detail from both was impressive. Despite the gulf in wealth at the respective clubs, the Leicester program left no stone unturned. Here’s a BBC article touching on various…

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