Over recent years there’s been lots of debate about whether or not we should use or even need, core conditioning in our physical training. I’m a firm believer that we do need such conditioning in our training. With modern lifestyles dragging us so far away from our innate human posture and movement patterns, all of…Read more Why we should all be using Spinal Stabilisation
As this past weekend has gone to show, Summer is not that far away. Here are a few tips for making this Summer your best yet! Start now! We have all been guilty at some point or another of putting something back a day or two. “This week is a bad week for me,…Read more Tips for a Fitter, Slimmer Summer!
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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein I am not normally one for quotes but I felt this very appropriate during a recent Nutrition & Weight loss Club meeting. We were discussing the how to review your progress and make changes. Too often we grind away working…Read more The definition of insanity…
The majority of my work involves people who are suffering from pain, be this an acute calf tear or someone with a 30 year history of low back pain. Pain is such a complex and diverse subject; the more the medical world researches into pain the bigger the subject becomes! Consider the following pain scenarios:…Read more Pain: it’s all in your head
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?
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
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
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