INJURY PREVENTION

Rule Out Running Pain

  During running, it is very common to experience pain in the knees and other areas throughout the legs. The majority of runners at some point or another will experience one or more of the following conditions. Commonly, they will do nothing about it, fear the worse or stop running...

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3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A New Gym User

Every gym user has once been new to the gym and at some point we have all made a mistake or two, however, it’s important to move on from the mistakes or avoid them completely. Below are 3 mistakes that if avoided can set you up for long term progress. Too Much Too Soon It's a common misconception that the...

Fix Rounded Shoulders

  One of the biggest postural issues is consistently having rounded shoulders and due to poor posture, muscle imbalances and lack of thoracic mobility being big causations of this posture (1), it becomes an increasingly harder task to fix. Habits can contribute to a lot of postural issues and with these being highly prevalent in modern society, reversing the effects...

3 Workout Mistakes Holding You Back

Chasing the perfect workout preparation is not realistic for most of us, but avoiding the basic mistakes is crucial in helping you achieve the results you want!  The Same Routine  Consistency in the gym is an achievement in itself., but challenging your body is what's required to achieve the results you desire. Performing the same workout over and over again...

The Most Overlooked Muscle Group For Men

It’s commonly quoted not to skip ‘leg day’ with all the benefits that training your legs provides, but the glutes (buttocks) still don’t get the attention they need!   There are a plethora of reasons why we should train the glutes (buttocks).  However, they only tend to be worked during other leg movements when training quads (front thigh) and hamstrings...

Spice Up Your Training With Plyometric Exercises

Plyometric training has made its name mainly in the athletics world due to its benefits on performance and an athlete's development. Like with most training concepts an appropriate use of its method can be used by any fitness enthusiast and that's no different with plyometric training. What is Plyometric training Plyometric training involves a stretch of the muscle-tendon unit immediately...

The Importance Of A Strong Core

  Having a well developed core is always bandied around to be so called ‘functional’ and that does hold some truth, as the benefits of a strong core include having the ability to perform movements more efficiently. The main muscles that make up the core are external obliques, internal obliques, rectus abdominals, transverse abdominals, tendinous inscriptions, erector spinae, multifidi (1)....

The Importance Of Training The Glutes

The glutes consist of the three muscles, glute maximus, glute medius, and glute minimus and serve a great deal of importance for maintaining balance from lifestyle factors to performance. They contribute to help stabilising the hip joint, performing flexion, external and internal rotation and adduction at the hip as well help to produce a lot of power during performance of...

The Importance Of Training The Triceps

  Aesthetically the triceps are important and are a bigger muscle than most think making up two-thirds of the upper arm, so training the triceps is a good idea if having bigger arms is a goal (1). Developing the triceps for aesthetic purposes will make a difference, but the reasons for doing so shouldn't just be for aesthetics but also...