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How NOT to Deal With Tight Hamstrings

How NOT to Deal With Tight Hamstrings

Pretty much everyone I’ve ever met who loves sports and/or fitness struggles with (or has struggled with) tight hamstrings. It’s massively common problem and folks seem to suffer for AGES with it. The common solution is to try to stretch out the hamstrings. There’s lots […]

How to be both injured and not injured simultaneously

How to be both injured and not injured simultaneously

In 1935 a Physicist named Erwin Schrodinger described a thought experiment in which a cat, a flask of poison and a radioactive source were all placed in a sealed box. If a monitor inside the box detects radioactivity, the flask is shattered, which releases the […]

#1 Secret of Fast Recovery

#1 Secret of Fast Recovery

Many people believe that recovery is simply a break from doing the activity they usually do, but EFFECTIVE recovery is so much more than that. It is true that simply resting will help to restore your energy levels, so that’s a good thing, but it […]

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 […]