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.
I love learning. I love attending courses and also scanning Twitter for training, sport & business research. One major thing I’ve learnt is that principles that apply in business, sport & life are universal. An example is that periodisation (how we plan fitness training) originates from manufacturing. The process was designed to make things more efficient…Read more 4 Step Process to Becoming World Class.
Many folk have scans for all kinds of back pain. It’s what we’ve been told will ‘get to the bottom of the problem.’ Sometimes they are required. However, findings will often point out some form of degeneration or fault that is often ‘blamed’ for the pain. In my view this forms an unhealthy link between…Read more Don’t let your scan results restrict you!
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…Read more How a great sport science department helped Leicester City’s success!
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/Read more Latest on Foam Rolling
A great piece on positive mindsets! http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/4-mindset-lessons-from-the-legendsRead more 4 Mindset Lessons from Legends
So, my cards completed and on our board. Here’s what it means and what it all boils down to. Motivation for my below goals stems from my concerns for my lifestyle. ‘Burning the candle at both ends’ springs to mind and in general a feeling of weakness as the regularity of my training ebbed away…Read more Ady’s Resolutions 2014. Part 1
While enjoying a Guinness at the end of the first day of a recent course in Dublin, I was introduced to Coach Dan John. Over the last couple of years Dan has become a big name in the field of strength & conditioning; known for his easy to follow programmes and simplifying the most complex…Read more What do you need to work on?
Also known as: “Arrrghhhh followed by many expletives!! My experience of recovering from an ACL injury” As some of you may know, I regularly train and compete at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and have been for about 6 years. Having finished University where I played Ultimate Frisbee (and occasionally studied) I came back to Hereford…Read more James’ Injury Blog
We not moving enough and that’s causing the number of people suffering from musculoskeletal problems to skyrocket. Keeping our members and clients out of pain and injury free is our number one goal. It’s tough to lose weight or reach your goal if your ability to move is limited. Prevention is easier than cure, 10minutes…Read more Six Top Tips to Stay Injury Free
American Physiotherapist Gray Cook has a great way of explaining things and came up with the ‘Joint by Joint approach’. Through his eyes the body is a stack of joints with alternating qualities of either stability or mobility. If one joint loses its relevant qualities through overuse or injury then a knock on affect will…Read more The Joint by Joint Approach
David booked in for a consultation in January after being recommended by a friend. He’d had to stop running due to persistent knee pain. After a 1hr assessment I prescribed David a simple conditioning program consisting of mobility and strengthening work which could all be done at home in 15 minutes.. Hi Ady, I have…Read more 2 hour consultation helps runner return to fitness
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