Category: performance

Is this simple mistake KILLING your results?

Is this simple mistake KILLING your results?

Most people get into sport and exercise with one main goal in mind – to get fit (and/or lose weight). We choose an activity that seems like it would be either fun or challenging or both, and get started. When we’ve created the habit of […]

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 […]

The Biggest LIE Triathletes Tell Themselves About Mobility

The Biggest LIE Triathletes Tell Themselves About Mobility

Seasoned triathletes are dedicated and friendly bunch of people. They’re super focused on their own training, but always happy to help anyone else who’s just starting out in the sport they love. They’ll happily share advice, experience and tips with anyone who asks and many […]

How to Get The Best Injury Prevention Results (in the shortest possible time)

How to Get The Best Injury Prevention Results (in the shortest possible time)

Science has become very good at breaking things down into it’s lowest form to try to get an understanding of how it functions – and that’s great. It’s given us a small understanding of the world around us and the universe we live in. The […]

The Top 3 Things Seasoned Triathletes’ Bodies Need to be Pain Free Come Race Day

The Top 3 Things Seasoned Triathletes’ Bodies Need to be Pain Free Come Race Day

Thing #1: Length During the practice of swimming, biking and running, our connective tissue gets short and tight. This includes muscles, tendons (which attach muscles to bone), and ligaments (which attach bone to bone). When ligaments get tight, it reduces the space between the bones […]

How Resistance Bands Can Damage Performance

How Resistance Bands Can Damage Performance

Have you noticed how certain things become popular all of a sudden? In the in the 80s it was the double denim and big moustache look, in the 90s it was all about shell suits and the Walkman. These days you can’t go anywhere without […]

The Performance Breakdown Factor You Can’t Prevent?

The Performance Breakdown Factor You Can’t Prevent?

As we get older, our tissue becomes less elastic, which means it’s less resilient to absorbing forces, stiffer, and much more likely to tear. The same applies to our bones, which is why osteoporosis is such a big problem for the elderly. Stiff muscles reduce […]

How to FAIL with Mobility

How to FAIL with Mobility

It’s finally becoming common practice for sports people to be more proactive in developing their mobility, but there’s one huge mistake that we’re all making, and it’s the undoing of everything. It’s not going at it too hard (although that won’t help). It’s not trying […]

How to Confidently Predict Sporting Injury

How to Confidently Predict Sporting Injury

Predictions are difficult, aren’t they? Especially when it comes to sporting injury. Most injuries seem to come out of nowhere, with the smallest of movements – how is it even possible to predict them?   Well, firstly, injuries may appear to “just happen”, but they […]

The SPGs That Are Secretly Sabotaging Your Performance (part 2)

The SPGs That Are Secretly Sabotaging Your Performance (part 2)

It’s widely accepted these days that a lack of hip extension leads to a poor sporting performance. It’s caused by excessive sitting, driving, cycling, squatting, deadlifting and more, causing all sorts of technique issues in sport. Not to mention the lack of power and glute activation. […]