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Preventing and Rehabing Injury Workout

The biggest frustration with any type of exercise or performance is injury. As a personal trainer there is nothing worse than when your client picks up an injury. Injury occurs when the load applied to a tissue exceeds its failure … Continue reading

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Shoes or No Shoes? Is Barefoot Running Better?

What are your training shoes like? High support? Low support? Do you run barefoot? For decades an argument over whether barefoot running is better for us than shod running has been lingering. The answer is still unclear and in my opinion … Continue reading

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Bulletproof Shoulder Workout

My role as a Sports Therapist commonly exposes me to shoulder problems. Recently I have seen a huge increase in the amount of individuals complaining of shoulder pain with symptoms that suggest secondary impingment. These are often influenced by postural … Continue reading

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Men, Muscles, and Masculinity

Over the next three weeks I am going to introduce some of my findings coming out of my PhD. These relate to how the muscularity plays a pivotal role in our identities, and may benefit (or hinder us) in managing … Continue reading

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Finish Your Workout Right! How To Cool Down Correctly

My previous blog was about preparing your body for training and how important it is to warm up correctly. Throughout the blog I mentioned how a warm-up gets pushed to the side and people don’t understand the advantages. If a … Continue reading

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How To Warm Up Correctly

Preparing our body for any type of physical activity could be argued for being the most important part of your training session. Unfortunately, warming up is commonly brushed to a side and replaced with immediate intense exercise, whether it be a set … Continue reading

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Why Do My Feet Hurt?

Picture: https://pixabay.com/en/feet-toes-footprints-black-glossy-150541/#_=_ Is your New Year kick rubbing off in a less than positive way? Are those extra steps you’re taking due to your new wearable technology, or those extra kilometres you’re running training for a freshly entered race, begging the … Continue reading

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This Is How I Roll – Foam Rolling Techniques

If you’ve ever read any of my blogs, you will know that I believe EVERYONE who does any kind of fitness should do two things : Yoga and Foam Roll. For those of you who already use a foam roller … Continue reading

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How To Warm Up Correctly

Everyone, in one way or another, will do a warm up prior to exercise. For some this may be a 5 minute jog on a treadmill followed by some mobility exercises and for others it can be a couple arm swings and … Continue reading

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Target Different Muscles with the Lunge

The lunge/ split-squat is a definite favourite of mine, it’s a diverse exercise that can be used to develop both force and velocity components. As well as this, the positioning of the feet can be maipulated to bring focus to … Continue reading

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