Tag: core

Is this the easiest core strength building checklist in the world?

Is this the easiest core strength building checklist in the world?

It keeps you awake at night. It makes you feel like you’re drowning and you’ll never reach the surface. But there’s one thing that can make it all better… …a list. ​ Are you a to-do list person? Do you have lists to consolidate your […]

Core Strength Training is Making You SLOW!

Core Strength Training is Making You SLOW!

Core Strength Makes You SLOW – And I Can Prove It In 5 Seconds! If you’re a runner or triathlete trying to get faster then you can’t afford to miss this video! When you’re done, come and join the Unbreakable Me programme to help undo […]

Break this core strength ‘rule’ for success?

Break this core strength ‘rule’ for success?

There’s a behaviour that’s spread through the fitness industry like a plague. It’s in every fitness class, Personal Training session, and in the majority of coached sports sessions. It’s become a supposed “teaching point”. And even entire fitness styles, like Pilates, have it as their […]

The WORST Routine to Run Faster…EVER?

The WORST Routine to Run Faster…EVER?

It’s every runner’s ultimate aim – to run faster. And there’s lots of suggestions about how to do that out there on the internet. I did a recent search of YouTube and this video popped up. The trouble is, they’re all based on the same […]

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 WORST Back Pain Advice?

The WORST Back Pain Advice?

Lower back pain is now so common that it is considered the leading cause of disease worldwide. Imagine that, something so simple to fix as back pain is the BIGGEST cause of the strain on our health service. The advice the given on the NHS […]

Is Your Training Building Strength or Stiffness?

Is Your Training Building Strength or Stiffness?

  When fitness lovers think of strength training, they might think of traditional movements like deadlifts, squats, push-ups and pull ups, or they might even think of core specific strength training movements like curls, crunches or the plank. Then they get stuck into the rut […]

A Little Thing…Like Tight Muscles?

A Little Thing…Like Tight Muscles?

When I’m trying to describe to folks what I do, I’ve tried using the titles; Movement Therapist, Mobility Coach, Soft-Tissue Therapist, Personal Trainer and many more, but now, when people ask, I say this: I’m a Muscle Tightness Specialist. You see muscle tightness is the […]

The swim drill that CAUSES shoulder pain

The swim drill that CAUSES shoulder pain

If you’ve been doing triathlon for a while, you’ll be familiar with swim drills but what you might not know is that one of them is contributing to your shoulder pain. Shoulder pain happens when your tightness in the pecs, lats, and biceps combine to […]

The WORST Solution to Weak Glutes & Core Strength

The WORST Solution to Weak Glutes & Core Strength

  Human beings have an innate desire to solve problems and the logical solution to weak muscles is to strengthen them, right? Right. So how have the industry got it so wrong? Every animal on the planet, including us, is a reactive being. That means […]