Are you struggling to recover from an injury? If so, here’s a great new model to hopefully help you progress. For a long time now I’ve advocated a more active approach to injury rehabilitation – ‘rest is rust.’ The traditional model using Rest Ice Compression Elevation has also been questioned by the latest research.…Read more Manage your Injuries with Peace & Love
I’ve been asked a few questions of late on all aspects of our services, so I thought it only fair that I reply with a series of blogs explaining exactly how our training programs work. This blog will give you an insight and reasoning as to why we use Small Group Personal Training, with…Read more Why Small Group Personal Training can work for you…
Mistakes are much easier to spot when other people make them. Think about it, how often have you looked at someone else’s training, diet, work habits or parenting and spotted the mistakes they’re so obviously making? The message here is that it’s not spotting mistakes that’s difficult, it’s spotting your mistakes that’s difficult. That’s one…Read more Maximising Your In-Season Power
Losing motivation? Not losing weight? Not gaining strength? Take a step back from the detail and ensure you’re doing the simple things right. Consistency The number one rule should be consistency. If you’re the kind of person who loves doing the same thing every day, then do the same thing every day. If you’re the…Read more 4 Secrets of Training Success
Those of you who train or have trained with us know we take a ‘different’ approach to training the core. We don’t do sit-ups, we very rarely hold planks for a long period of time, we like loaded carries and we always emphasise movement quality. Now, it’s not that we do or don’t do these…Read more Stiffen up. The Latest on Back Training.
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that counts.” Bear Ryan So, the New Year is here and many of us are planning & goal setting for the coming months or even years. I’ve seen so much criticism of making resolutions but if not now, when? And why not…Read more Your Guide to Goal Setting.
Although we’ve had some great feedback from our Small Group Training since we launched in the summer, the team felt changes were needed to maximise members results … I’ve just spent the last three days reviewing and rewriting our Small Group Training (SGT) systems. The team were unhappy with what we were delivering. It wasn’t specific enough…Read more Why we’re changing our Small Group Training.
My quest to save Ted from knee surgery! Ted’s story is a common one and one that frustrates me. It’s one of a person signposted for surgery when I believe there’s a better way forward. Ultimately however, it’s about the client being pro active and doing the required work. My good friend and recent father…Read more Fixing Father Ted.
I’m massively excited about developing & delivering our Small Group Training Program over the coming months. As a long term Personal Training client of mine just said “This is just what I need Ady” and she’s right! It’s exactly what lots of folk need. Regular, safe, well supervised, mobility, strength & cardiovascular training. Result getting…Read more What is Small Group Training?
Goals have long been thought as the best way to achieve & reach your holy grail! Whether it be weight loss, a sporting event or our career we can all probably remember sitting down & setting those Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-bound (SMART) short, long & medium term badgers only to get (pick one…Read more Don’t focus on a goal, focus on the process.
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…Read more Are you a Wolf or a Tiger?
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…Read more Understanding Fascia.
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/Read more The Silent Evidence
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?…Read more Coach or Stress Manager?
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…Read more Comparing Treadmill V’s Overground Running for Joint Stress.