Lets say you have the best dogs, the best sled, the best driver but your ropes break. To win the race your dogs need to go at an average speed of 8mph, which they can handle no problem, but your ropes are going to break if you go over 6mph. This is either because thereContinue reading “Who Let the Dogs Out? Limitations with Regressions and Exercise Libraries.”
Thetis’ attempt to make Achilles injury proof by bathing him in the River Styx didn’t go entirely to plan. Injury prevention is arguably a bit of a misnomer. There are always those moments in sports / life that are a combination of physics and bad luck not being on your side. However well you prepare,Continue reading “Achilles, the Injury Prevention Fallacy and the Importance of Identifying Injury Mechanisms”
We get a lot of questions about what people describe as functional training. Is it better to train big global movements? Are isolation exercises bad / waste of time? Most things have some value. The problems arise when people do them but don’t know why they are doing them, don’t know what they are for,Continue reading “Training Movements vs Training Muscles”
Or is it? Which exercise? We regularly see posts and claims for the best exercise, rep scheme or training methodology. A quick search for ‘best glute exercise’ or ‘best bicep exercise’ will throw up a list of suggestions from well meaning people who have probably had great results with the said exercise or protocol. ButContinue reading “This is the best exercise for everything!”
What are the benefits? What can it do and what are its limits? There is a lot of confusion out there at the moment with regards to what you can and can’t achieve with corrective stretching, rollers, massage balls and guns. This article attempts to correct a lot of the misconceptions so that people canContinue reading “Fixing yourself with a foam roller?”
The importance of joint actions to trainers, what they tell us and why they matter When you watch someone performing a row what are you looking at? Are you seeing whether they finish with a shoulder extension or are they adding on a bit of scapula elevation or wrist flexion / extension? Is their hipContinue reading “Are we watching the right stuff?”
Why you don’t need to live in a gym or starve Many people struggle with weight loss because of certain misconceptions regarding the systems they’re working with. For people who start in a highly deconditioned state they often get very noticeable improvements early on. This is because they’re so inefficient at the tasks being askedContinue reading “Weight loss, Work Capacity and Linear Progression”
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