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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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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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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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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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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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The kettle bell has become an essential tool in almost every gym or training facility in recent times, but where did this training system come from? Kettlebell training originated in Russia in the 1700s. It first saw widespread use by the then Soviet Army because they recognised its versatility and its value as a tool for total...
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    The use of weightlifting and weight training in youth populations has long been a taboo topic, with many myths and misconceptions surrounding this area, often leading parents and coaches into falsely believing it to put athletes at a high risk of injury. Many of these beliefs have been shown to be outdated and...
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As fitness professionals, educating our clients to make sound nutrition choices is often a major priority. However an area that is often missed, or rather oversimplified, is that of hydration. With the onset of summer and popularity of recreational endurance events during this season, ensuring your clients stay optimally hydrated is crucial for effective performance....
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