Why Soft Tissue Work on Your Shoulders Will Improve Your Squat and Take Away Back Pain.

At some point anyone who trains regularly will have an incident of shoulder pain. While looking to maintain healthy shoulders it is important to maintain good tissue quality in and around the shoulder. The musculature of the posterior shoulder plays a direct role of how your shoulder posture positions itself. To the back of theContinue reading “Why Soft Tissue Work on Your Shoulders Will Improve Your Squat and Take Away Back Pain.”

Exercise of the Week:Dumbbell Floor Press

The dumbbell floor press is a progression I use with individuals before we look to advance them to flat bench chest press and bench press. The lying position means that the range of movement is controlled with minimal stress to the shoulder joint. This makes it a perfect exercise as a progression on from inclineContinue reading “Exercise of the Week:Dumbbell Floor Press”

Fat Loss- It’s Not Just About Cutting Carbs…

In continuation from my previous posts on hormonal influences on fat loss it is important to state that keeping carbohydrates in your diet can still invoke fat burning. Another hormone Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is moderated by insulin levels. Increases in insulin (due to carbohydrate consumption) increase LPL and elevated levels of this hormone are seen inContinue reading “Fat Loss- It’s Not Just About Cutting Carbs…”

Training Programmes- Critical Non-Essentials and Finding 5% Extra

Training by it’s general nature is the repetition of something to get better at a given task. This often can lead to a lot of repetion of certain exercises or types of training which can lead to staleness, boredom and sometimes a loss of motivation. In our training centres we pride ourselves on having anContinue reading “Training Programmes- Critical Non-Essentials and Finding 5% Extra”

Fat Loss Fundamentals

I haven’t posted recently due to a busy easter period but the next article is a continuation of a series of posts on fat loss and removal. Fat loss is not just about doing lots of activity or going to weight watchers. It involves a number of complex processes that will result in a netContinue reading “Fat Loss Fundamentals”

The Science Behind a Short Term Lower Carb Diet

 The creation of energy involves a complex series of chemical reactions- in simple terms the macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat) can all be broken down to make energy. It is important to note that both protein and fat are essential for energy production, growth and mainatainance of the body’s structures. Why something happens in theContinue reading “The Science Behind a Short Term Lower Carb Diet”

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King

Last Wednesday I attended a lecture by Ian King on Athletic Preperation Strategies for Elite Athletes given by one of the worlds best strength and conditioning coaches Ian King. Now Ian King is not a name that you may not have not necessarily heard. He isn’t quite as media friendly as a lot of otherContinue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King”

Body Fat Distribution and Why Men Lose Weight Quicker Than Women…

The distribution of body fat varies between individuals and sexes. Males typically distribute body fat around their midsection and back while females carry more on their hips, thighs and breasts. From a health perspective men are at more of a risk of heart disease due to increased volumes of visceral fat from their storage patterns.Continue reading “Body Fat Distribution and Why Men Lose Weight Quicker Than Women…”