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01
Jun

Strength training: Beauty or the Beast for running?

Runners often either love, hate or endure strength training as a necessary evil. However is strength training necessary for runners, and if so how do we sell it to our athletes as personal trainers or health professionals? Many people are under the notion that Strength Training (ST) isn’t helpful for runners and in some cases...
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18
Apr

Beat the Marathon Blues with these top tips for future success

So you’ve just trained for and completed a marathon, what do you do next? Whether you set a PB, it was a mediocre performance or even if you crashed and burned half way around; however you did in the marathon, the post marathon blues will soon kick in as the realisation that up to 6...
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10
Apr

Olympic weightlifting for athletes, what is the purpose?

Olympic Weightlifting is a common tool used by many S&C professionals with their athletes, but why? What is it focussed on, and is it the key to success? First off, it’s important to note there is a clear distinction between Olympic style lifting for sport, and Olympic Lifting as a sport; although the whole movements...
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27
Mar

Injured? Stop with RICE and bring in the POLICE

Have you or your clients ever suffered an ankle sprain or other soft tissue injury and heard conflicting advice on what to do? Should you rest? Should you ignore it? What do professionals do? Traditionally after ankle sprains and other soft tissue injuries, RICE was used as a pneumonic to help treat acute injuries –...
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08
Mar

Why your IT band is not actually the problem!

One of the most common issues I am presented with as a therapist is the IT band. The dreaded IT band that all athletes, especially runners and cyclists, have no doubt come across in their life. But don’t worry… your IT band isn’t as evil as you think! Its trying to help you. Quick Anatomy...
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02
Mar

Do the common uncommonly well

These days it seems everyone is talking about innovation and its importance to pretty much our entire nation, but what is innovation? Many definitions exist for this word that quite possibly gets abused and overused. The best definition I have heard is the following: innovation is significant positive change. It is a very high bar,...
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23
Feb

Make your schedule work for you: Top 6 tips for making your fitness goals happen!

Make your schedule work for you with these top tips!   So you have been inspired by an athlete, sportsperson or friend and set yourself a challenge. You want to make yourself stronger, faster, complete a challenging event or just get healthier. You’ve even announced it on Facebook, Twitter. The challenge is on! Then comes...
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31
Jan

Exercise and Mental health

In recent times, the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of illness has become a growing area of interest. Many health conditions have become associated with a lack of activity, as research into their causes improves. Whilst it is becoming very clear that regular exercise could potentially represent a first level treatment option...
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26
Jan

Skiing: the World’s Most Dangerous Sport? Part Two

In Part One, we discussed the facts on how dangerous skiing actually is; the common injuries that occur and the ways to help reduce the injury risk. It was discussed that amongst other techniques, helping to condition your body to the demands placed upon it on the slopes is important.       Conditioning exercises....
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