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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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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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Ski crash smile
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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Ski crash smile
Skiing has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous sports that humans participate in but is this based on fact of fiction?   The facts Reported skiing injury rates vary from between 5 to 8 injuries per 1000 skiing days. In other words, if you ski for 10 days each year then you...
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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 myths behind foam rolling   Many personal trainers suggest their clients use foam rollers, but do they work, and if so how?   Many people believe foam rolling works by applying pressure to the muscles leading to a “break up” in scar tissue thus lengthening muscle tissue. The problem with this view is that...
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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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Within health and fitness coffee has often received bad press, with a commonly held belief that it is inherently bad for us, or that regular consumption is linked to negative health effects. This is actually far from the truth, as coffee (good quality of course!) has many health benefits, aside from the well-known effects of...
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Inward knee movement is a common movement dysfunction in athletic groups and can predispose individuals to a host of injuries. As a Personal Trainer or fitness professional, do you know of possible causes for this to help prevent your clients getting injured?   What is knee Valgus? Also known as valgus collapse, medial knee displacement...
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