Background. Shortly before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a Japanese company launched a pedometer called Manpo-kei, which translated into “10,000 steps metre”. It was based on the research of Dr Yoshiro Hatano, an academic from Kyushu University who was concerned about the effects of the western diet on the Japanese population. Quite simply, he thought that…Read more 10,000 Steps. A good way to fitness?
” I ended up here through a mixture of an injury over twenty years ago that wasn’t rehabbed properly, SPD during pregnancy and turning a blind eye to my diet, which had left me feeling old before my time. I tried to exercise but never felt like I was making progress, pain stopped me from…Read more Lucy Williams
Sadly, it’s no surprise as motivation is not to be relied upon. It’s happened to us all. “Motivation is like a party animal friend. Great for a night out, but not someone you would rely on to pick you up from the airport. You must understand it roles and its limitations, then pick behaviours that…Read more Failed Resolutions?
“I’ve been recovering slowly from a serious car crash that I had in June last year. And as a result, have had lots of pins and plates fitted in my hip – it’s quite substantial. I’d come so far with physio but there was a need for something more. I used to play football and…Read more Declan Williams
“I have struggled with my weight and overall fitness for a few years and with bi-lateral rotator cuff repairs and arthritis in one ankle, I decided the time had come to sort myself out and do something about it. I had heard about Ady Watts through my golf club at Ross and it sounded just…Read more Jan Armstrong
“I’ve spent the majority of my life training and competing; running, cycling and triathlon. I was also fortunate to have coaches from time to time in each of them. As anyone who road races knows, at some point you’ll find yourself upside down in a ditch or under a pile of other cyclists, a part…Read more Daryl Szebesta
“I’ve never been madly sporty. And, I have no patience what so ever so would start at gyms, go full tilt for a few months, get bored and then give up. I have a big birthday at the start of next year (30 fyi) and decided last January that it was time I started doing…Read more Moira Davidson
“9 months ago I joined the gym. I really did wonder if I had done the right thing. I thought it would be full of lycra clad, super fit people and I would be the ‘tubby’ one in leggings! How wrong was I! Well I’m still here and feeling so much better, both physically and…Read more Ann Morris
“I have always enjoyed sport and tried to maintain a reasonably good level of fitness. Throughout school, university and beyond I have played rugby and have been a regular gym user. I have never let age be a deterrent, still thinking I am 21(ish). Three years ago however I had a heart attack. An angiogram…Read more Tim Evans
With so much change in most peoples day to day life it’s easy not to be mindful of your exercise and nutrition habits. I’ve noticed a couple of distinct trends over the last few weeks which are worth taking note of. Take action to stay healthy and hopefully avoid injury! Your activity levels have plummeted!…Read more Looking after Yourself in Lockdown
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
“The change in me in such a short space of time is phenomenal”. “At 19yrs old I joined the Police and had my career mapped out being able to retire when I reached 50!! What a fantastic thought. It was a job I loved, I was confident, socially outgoing and very much a people person.…Read more Sophie Morgan
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
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