Tag: strength

A Huge Misconception About Strength Training to Prevent Injury

A Huge Misconception About Strength Training to Prevent Injury

“Strengthen it” It’s the go-to response from specialist coaches and trainers when it comes to helping someone with knee pain but there’s a HUGE mistake that they are making… because strength training isn’t actually what you think it is. When most coaches think of strength […]

Is Strength Training Really Worth It?

Is Strength Training Really Worth It?

In my honest opinion… no – and here’s why: Whether you’re a sports coach, a gym-based personal trainer, or an outdoor adventure specialist, strength training is likely to be a part of what you do. But if you’re doing it the traditional way, it’s likely […]

Variety of Movement – The New Way to Get Strong and Avoid Injury

Variety of Movement – The New Way to Get Strong and Avoid Injury

When most people think about strength training, they choose a handful of activities and repeat each of them, gradually adding more load as time goes by. If the building blocks in this picture represent your strength, as you build your strength in one activity, we […]

Variety of Movement – The New Way to Get Strong and Avoid Injury

Variety of Movement – The New Way to Get Strong and Avoid Injury

Hey all you sports and fitness lovers… Drop what you’re doing and watch this variety of movement video right now! Get ready to be blown away by how easy it isto improve your resilience so you can avoid injury – without having to stop training! Once you’re done with the video, take a […]

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 […]

Is Releasing Muscle Tightness Right for Every Triathlete?

Is Releasing Muscle Tightness Right for Every Triathlete?

Let me answer that with Martin’s story. Martin is a seasoned triathlete. He’s a manager in a recruitment company, has a wife and two kids. When I met him, he was trying to train for his first half Ironman race, which was a couple of […]

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 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 […]