Why Am I Injured? Fixing the Flaws…

Wondering why your back hurts? Why do you shoulder’s feel creaky? It could be down to your posture. Your training and what you do daily greatly influences how your body changes and adapts- this effects muscle and the connective tissue attached. What goes on at the shoulder is greatly affected by the various muscular attachments.Continue reading “Why Am I Injured? Fixing the Flaws…”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Fat

Okay, I am going to keep this one short but sweet (irony for a post on fat!). Eat too much fat and you will store it as fat, it is the most calorific of the macronutrients. Eat too little fat and you run the risk of harming a number of different metabolic processes in theContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Fat”

Bashing the Bootcamp…

Getting the form of an exercise to look right is a lot of the time the primary role when coaching. Indeed there are some great personal trainers, strength coaches and programme designers who in principal write good training regimes; a good programme though can be made great by informed coaching. This is part of theContinue reading “Bashing the Bootcamp…”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Protein

The first point of address in this series of articles is protein. Specifically, what, where and when to eat will be discussed but initially I’ll deal with the sciencey numbers part detailing amounts and the potential issues with the consumption of protein. Recommended daily allowances (RDA’s) are roughly at 0.8g/kg of bodyweight, however for anContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Protein”

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…”

Exercise or Training?

What’s the difference- we are told exercise is good for our health but there is a massive difference between exercise and training. Exercise in its self is non-directional see it more as activity. Indeed most people perform some form of exercise, would you say these people have anywhere near optimum strength levels, body composition, mobilityContinue reading “Exercise or Training?”