I recevied this nice little email from Simon Norwood recently. As cheesey as it sounds this is why I enjoy my job so much! Hi James, Just to say first race back yesterday 6 miles herefordshire x-country league and had fantastic race being 1st runner home for my club, 7th overall out of 100 people.…Read more Client Testimonial – Simon Norwood
Youtube is an incredible resource for finding out a lot interesting things. If it wasn’t for you tube I wouldn’t know what a cat playing with a piano would look like, or answer that time old question do dogs like lemons? In all seriousness there are some great people out there who bring information out…Read more What is “Fascia” and why exactly am I foam rolling?
As most of you cyclists are about to embark on your winter training, I thought I’d give you a ‘heads Up’ on what we would prioritise for you guys in terms of mobilisations, flexibility and strength training exercises. You might think that you’d need to strengthen the muscles you use while cycling to improve when,…Read more Top Stretching & Strength Exercises for Cyclists
Part 3, The Individual You need not be part of a cycling team or group to make use of the Cycling Improvement Program (CIP). We have tested over 70 individuals since the start of the CIP and many of them come in and use the program outside of group or team sessions. We now have…Read more Cycling Improvement Program: Part 3
The average life expectancy in the UK is now over 80, and the over 85’s are the fastest growing demographic group in the UK. Being able to live this length of time doesn’t necessarily correlate with quality of life, one’s ability to exercise or maintain independence. While aging is inevitable, the health and rate at…Read more Why You Should Train for Strength
Part 2, The Team A month after starting the Cycling Improvement Program (CIP) the fine folk at Ross & District Cycling Club joined the program and used the Wattbikes out for their winter training sessions. It was also at this time we had Eddie Flectcher visit the facility and take us through the details of…Read more Cycling Improvement Program: Part 2
Part 1, The Group Back when we started the Cycling Improvement Program (CIP) with Luke Moseley in September 2012 we were confident of getting our clients results but nothing beats that warm, fuzzy feeling that you get when you get feedback such as: Our first group to go through all three phases of the CIP…Read more Cycling Improvement Program: Part 1
A key to successful weight loss is being consistent with your nutrition, simply put, you cannot expect progress if you cannot be consistent. Our guidelines contain no secret trick or magic food, just sound nutritional advice. It is one thing knowing what to do but it is another to put it into practise. Here are…Read more Why aren’t you getting weight loss results?
One of the most important phases of rehabilitation is when the pain has largely gone. It’s in this phase where you forget about your injury and return to exercise – sometimes too much! Here is a simple model I learnt on a course with Back Pain expert Dr Stuart McGill a few years back. Figure…Read more Are you managing your rehabilitation?
Taking control of your carbohydrates can improve not only your performance but your body composition. The best way to lose body fat is to restrict your carbohydrate intake and increase your protein intake. However if we are not careful and are too restrictive with our carbohydrate intake then our performance will decline. The skill is…Read more Play Your Carbs Right
Effective Exercise for Fat Loss When many people start a new exercise program with the aim of weight loss, it is important they are specific about regarding the type of results they are looking for. Most of the time instead of weight loss most of us are looking to lose fat. Selecting the correct type…Read more Effective Exercise for Fat Loss
For those of you who have not heard of Eddie, he is the lead Physiologist for Concept-2 and Wattbikes. Eddie was key to the development of Wattbikes and has worked with many of our top rowers and cyclists over the years. Wattbikes are the only static cycles endorsed by British Cycling and no-one knows how…Read more Eddie Fletcher Training Day with Wattbikes
Were pleased to welcome Luke to our team! Luke is a well respected physiotherapist and local athlete, regularly competing in cycling, running and triathlon up to ironman distance. Luke shares a similar ethos to us in that our primary aim is to get our clients functioning correctly and then build upon a good base of…Read more Physiotherapy
Many young aspiringrugby players or other sportsmen can improve performance by supplementing their training on the pitch with strength and conditioning training (weights training) off the pitch. It is important that this work is done correctly to improve performance and minimise injury risk. It’s our goal to help develop these young athletes and direct their passion and…Read more Luctonians and County Rugby
For those of you who were unable to attend the Open Day at Climb on Bikes here are the two presentations that Ady gave: Corrective Exercise Strategies and Developing Leg Strength & Power – Climb On Bikes PresentationRead more Climb on Bikes Open Day