22 08, 2018

The Truth About the Spine

By |2019-02-06T14:49:41+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The Truth About the Spine

The Truth About the Spine I have seen a lot of vids recently showing the Jefferson Curl. They get a lot of attention because they show an individual rounding (bending) their spine (including the lumbar spine) while under load.   The spine can bend and twist and of course it is healthy for it to [...]

10 04, 2018

Muscle Anatomy for Coaches

By |2019-02-06T14:49:41+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Muscle Anatomy for Coaches

Muscle Anatomy for Coaches Muscle Actions One of the most common beliefs of personal trainers and coaches is that “you don’t need an in-depth knowledge of anatomy to be a good trainer”. This is completely right, you don’t. In fact, telling a client that their Rectus Femoris originates on the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine, and [...]

5 04, 2018

Neck Pain & Posture

By |2019-02-06T14:49:41+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Neck Pain & Posture

Upper back and neck pain is something I see a lot of (probably as much as I see low back pain). The first thing I look for in an individual with neck pain is the positioning of their head while standing, sitting and performing various movements. If you have forward posture, your neck extensors (muscles [...]

13 03, 2018

Speed Lifting – Dynamic Effort Method

By |2019-02-06T14:49:41+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Speed Lifting – Dynamic Effort Method

Here's a surefire way to increase your Strength/Power and smash any plateaus you might have hit! Speed/Dynamic Effort Lifting. It's essential that proper form and technique is used when lifting weights. It's even more essential that we have the strength in our structures to accommodate any negative stress lifting places on our soft tissues... You [...]

8 01, 2018

The Deadlift

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The Deadlift

The deadlift is the king of the hinge and pull movements, and is the key to the development of strong, powerful hips. It should be noted that injuries are not just a matter of technique or poor form. Regardless of whether you lift correctly or not, if your soft tissues haven’t got the strength to [...]

4 01, 2018

The Kettlebell Swing

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a ballistic hip hinge movement that develops explosive hip extension and will helps to increase athletic performance. Ballistic movements perform maximum acceleration and velocity over short periods of time. It is essential that both the upward and downward phases of this lift are completed with good speed. Ballistic movements are commonly [...]

28 12, 2017

How to Smash Your New Year’s Resolutions!

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on How to Smash Your New Year’s Resolutions!

You’ve guessed it, the most popular new year’s resolution is along the lines of workout more, lose weight, get huge etc. However, numerous studies have shown that as low as 8% of people succeed, and many barely last the month! The underlying reason is because you can’t rely on motivation. Motivation comes and goes, of [...]

26 12, 2017

Planning to Run in 2018?

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00December 26th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Planning to Run in 2018?

I'm sure many of you are planning to do lots of the running in the new year, and this is because running is awesome for your health and fitness! Not only is running great for you, it’s a hugely diverse sport, with countless variations from the 100m sprint on a track, to a 100-mile ultra-marathon [...]

24 12, 2017

Your Spine Can Bend

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00December 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Your Spine Can Bend

Your spine is designed to bend... Of course it is, otherwise it wouldn't be designed with facet joints that allow movement. However, the spine is not designed to be repeatedly bent and twisted! 🔷Bend / "Hinge" with you hips. 🔷Rotate with your hips & thoracic spine. 🔷Reach for something on a low shelf by stepping [...]

1 11, 2017

Low Back Pain Programme

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Low Back Pain Programme

Low back pain is pain, muscle tension, or stiffness localized below the costal margin (bottom of your ribs) and above the inferior gluteal folds (bottom of your buttocks), with or without sciatica, and is defined as chronic when it persists for 12 weeks or more. Note, the programme I have designed is for those suffering with what is often [...]

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