Tag: lower back pain

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fastest Way to Forget About Mobility

The Fastest Way to Forget About Mobility

In a previous post I’ve looked at how viewing different elements of fitness as separate entities causes more strain on your time and your finances. If you missed it, here’s a video explaining it The best way to save time and money with mobility is to […]

2 Fitness Industry Lies That Keep Triathletes Perpetually Injured

2 Fitness Industry Lies That Keep Triathletes Perpetually Injured

It’s been standard protocol for such a long time now that we don’t even question it, in fact, we just accept the injury consequences of it as normal, but the reality is that the normal processes of the fitness industry are actually CREATING injury.   […]

The Foolish Triathlete’s Performance Plan

The Foolish Triathlete’s Performance Plan

While searching the t’interwebs for articles on cycling and back pain, I came across this one in 220 Triathlon magazine The article suggests that the first port of call for fixing back pain on the bike is to have a bike fit, then to look […]

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

There’s one thing you can almost guarantee with triathlon and that’s injury. Why single out triathlon? Yes, injuries are certainly very likely in other sports, but maybe none so much as triathlon and here’s why: The nature of the sport is such that the bike […]