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The TRUTH about core stability (and it’s not what you think)…

The TRUTH about core stability (and it’s not what you think)…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term ‘core stability’ as the capacity of the muscles of the torso to assist in the maintenance of good posture, balance etc., especially during movement” There are many muscles of the torso, including, but NOT exclusively, the abdominals and […]

My #1 Achilles Pain Secret

My #1 Achilles Pain Secret

When it comes to pain in the Achilles, many sufferers will be able to say exactly what they were doing at the time it happened. “I was running my last hill sprint”, or “I was mid-climb on the bike” are common ones I’ve heard, and […]

The Ultimate Injury Prevention Game Plan

The Ultimate Injury Prevention Game Plan

For many decades, it’s been conventional practice that the INJURY takes centre stage. The complexities of the language and treatment protocols are enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone suffering, or coaching someone who is suffering. Does that sound a bit dramatic? Good. […]

3 ‘mid race’ tips to avoid the ‘Ironman shuffle’

3 ‘mid race’ tips to avoid the ‘Ironman shuffle’

We’ve all had that dead leg feeling when you get off the bike and start the run. You know the one. When your brain is in run mode but your body is still in cycle mode and your legs seem to have forgotten how to […]

Break This IT Band Syndrome ‘Rule’ For Success

Break This IT Band Syndrome ‘Rule’ For Success

If you’ve never had IT Band Syndrome, you might think this doesn’t apply to you, but if you reach down right now and press into the outside of your thigh with your fingers, I’m willing to bet big money that it feels sore to do […]

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch Ever?

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch Ever?

If you Google “Best Hip Flexor Stretch” you’ll get a plethora of blog posts showing videos and full explanations of the stretches they perceive to be their top 10. They’ll detail where you should be feeling it, the anatomy of the hip area and maybe […]

How to Improve Your Hip Flexor Tightness Quickly

How to Improve Your Hip Flexor Tightness Quickly

Most triathletes make the mistake of thinking that there’s certain stretches that are better than others when it comes to releasing hip flexor tightness. But there isn’t. Thinking about stretch positions in some sort of hierarchy will only lead to trouble because you’ll end up […]

Is Releasing Muscle Tightness Right for Every Triathlete?

Is Releasing Muscle Tightness Right for Every Triathlete?

Let me answer that with Martin’s story. Martin is a seasoned triathlete. He’s a manager in a recruitment company, has a wife and two kids. When I met him, he was trying to train for his first half Ironman race, which was a couple of […]

3 Steps to Hip Flexor Tightness Success

3 Steps to Hip Flexor Tightness Success

Hip flexor tightness affects many athletes at all levels. One of the biggest mistakes they make in trying to fix it, is only thinking about releasing the tension. Unwinding the tightness in your body is only part of the story. We need to move our […]

3 Insider Secrets to Avoiding Back Pain

3 Insider Secrets to Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain is a very personal issue to me. In my early 20s I was manipulated badly and strained the ligaments in my spine. At it’s worst, I couldn’t sit down, lie down or stand up comfortably and was taking muscle relaxant drugs prescribed by […]