Tag: recovery

The Biggest Mobility Fear That KILLS Performance

The Biggest Mobility Fear That KILLS Performance

I’m sure we can all think of at least one person who rolls their eyes or scoffs at the idea of mobility. They’ll make out like it’s beneath them and that they shouldn’t be bothering with such menial things. But that’s not usually the reason […]

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 […]

#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 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 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 […]

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 […]

Why Foam Rollers Are 80% Ineffective

Why Foam Rollers Are 80% Ineffective

Before we start, I want to get one thing clear, when I talk about foam rolling, I’m really talking about the method of self-myofascial release, and whatever tool you choose to do it with. Foam rollers, hockey balls, golf balls, and even combinations of multiples […]

How to KILL your results – guaranteed?

How to KILL your results – guaranteed?

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to prevent you from getting results, it’s one of what I like to call the Silent Performance Gremlins (SPGs). There are three of them in your body and between them, they are responsible for most of the injuries you […]

Product Review: 2 Tennis Ball Massager

Product Review: 2 Tennis Ball Massager

It’s become common place to find 2 tennis balls taped together in the fitness industry. Then, there’s businesses that will sell you a more stable version. This one came from physioroom.com. They call it a peanut massager. The idea is that you place this on […]

How Conventional Wisdom is Driving the Injury Cycle

How Conventional Wisdom is Driving the Injury Cycle

This video is a great example of conventional wisdom. The advice given before the stretches is exactly what you’d expect from your doctor or health professional: Symptom-based treatment methodology Physical problem/solution approach Additional work/responsibility for the athlete The trouble is, it’s this exact approach that […]