Hamstrung- Effective Hamstring Training for Performance

Both runners and cyclists in the past have considered the quads to be the primary muscles to develop for performance commonly leading to overbuilt, dominant anterior leg muscles.   The hamstrings are among the muscles responsible for running and cycling fast as they are involved in both knee flexion (bending and hip extension (torso straighteningContinue reading “Hamstrung- Effective Hamstring Training for Performance”

Train to be Better- Not Just Tired…

 When exercising we all want to be pushed. Indeed fatigue is a good thing. Fatigue effectively shows that we are working at our physical limits for a given attribute. However, the issue I have with higher repetition work is that often form is compromised. When form is compromised the body places undue stress on itsContinue reading “Train to be Better- Not Just Tired…”

Lessons from an Olympic Medalist…

On Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at a motivation day for Hoddesdon Swimming Club. Hoddesdon for such a small club have a very professional setup and an excellent coach who likes to give her athletes the best possible support. I have been working with some of their junior athletes thereContinue reading “Lessons from an Olympic Medalist…”

Don’t Believe the Hype… How to Get Stronger and Gain Muscle… With No Fads!

In the fitness industry everyone is selling something, be it a “new” programme that provides “instant results.” Indeed type fat loss or muscle gain in to google and you will find a host of e-books, specialist coaching programmes, never seen before methods and a whole host of other BS that basically peddles the same informationContinue reading “Don’t Believe the Hype… How to Get Stronger and Gain Muscle… With No Fads!”

The Quick Warm Up…

Let’s face it most of the time we want to get in to a session as quickly as possible. Preperation is vitally important but how do we get a session rolling if time is short? Why is time short well life gets in the way- because people are running late, chatting or thinking what armContinue reading “The Quick Warm Up…”