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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Are you a Wolf or a Tiger?

This might sound like an odd question, not particularly related to fitness but in its purist essence it is essential. What’s the difference? Wolves have a pack mentality; they work together to achieve a common goal, whereas Tigers are solitary animals, with self-motivation to pursue their own interests independently. One is not better than the…

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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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The Silent Evidence

Every time you hear of a success story being linked to a radical idea,  diet or regime, send the person this link. The successes are rarely down to the above.  Structure & consistency may however have something to do with it.  http://propelperform.com/silent-evidence/

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Coach or Stress Manager?

As the Strength & Conditioning coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Buddy Morris put it; “a coaches primary role is as a stress manager”. We’re in control of loading stress on the body and the tools & methods we use all have an aspect of ‘risk v reward’.  Morris states; “Olympic lifting? Jumping? Medicine ball work?…

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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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Sam Bignall Testimonial

Always nice to receive good feedback!  “Since the day I started training at Ady’s my whole concept of training and understanding of how to train was turned upside down. With Ady and the teams coaching I became a stronger, fitter, happier and robust athlete that not only developed as a competitor but as a person.…

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Latest on Foam Rolling

The question into the benefits of foam rolling & when to perform rumble on. From my perspective, I just act upon what I see, and on the whole that means great benefits to clients performing foam rolling. Here’s a well put together piece from Dr John Rusin. http://drjohnrusin.com/mindless-foam-rolling-jackass/

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