March 2020 // Archive

Date based archive
31 Mar
Maintaining Shoulder Movement in Quarantine All the sitting around can start to take its toll on posture. New aches and pains starting to arise due to the exponential increase in time spent indoors for most of us thanks to quarantine. Here is a 5 – series exercise set up, in sequence to help offset this. […]
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30 Mar
When to use a weight belt? People often turn to weight belts in a bid to increase intra abdominal pressure. There have been claims that belts ”increase abdominal activity” and this is true, for the rectus abdominis at least (front abs). However, like anything, there is always a consequence to every action. We may increase […]
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30 Mar
S&C / PT – Main Differences Strength & conditioning is a qualification in its own right and there are many subtle, but distinct differences. Just like Nutritionists should have qualification in nutrition before calling themselves a Nutritionist, the same should be said for S&C! General population clients and athletes have different goals and different reasons […]
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29 Mar
Core Training¬† Core training is something that is a bit of a buzz term. When people discuss ”The Core” they think about exercises like sit ups, leg raises, etc. Now they aren’t entirely wrong with that notion but they are missing like 75% of the picture by thinking in that way. Abs are PART of […]
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29 Mar
Home Workout Sequencing – Training Programming.   When performing home exercise we still need to have basic programming principles in place. Even though we do not have access to the full set up we usually do.   Approaches need to be goal driven.   If our goal is to improve physical fitness and increase heart […]
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26 Mar
Home Workouts – Upper Body Here are some thoughts in regards to upper body training. Bands generally provide a poor resistance profile for lats in particular. So staging these exercises or pairing a shortened range challenge and a lengthened range challenge would prove very useful in this scenario. The goal still has to be to […]
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26 Mar
Home Workout – Legs Here are some thought processes on how you can structure a home workout to still illicit a decent stimulus. If your goal is just fat loss and to create a cardio workout then this isn’t necessary. However, if you want to maximise muscle retention, i would argue that this type of […]
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19 Mar
Hip Assessment – Considerations When assessing the hips it’s important we understand that in order to measure accurately, the point in which we measure from should stay consistent. The picture below shows the make up of the pelvic structure and gives you an idea of how the femur comes out of the ‘socket’.   Add […]
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17 Mar
Tricep Pushdowns – Compensation Likely compensations of a Tricep Pushdown: Elevation/ Forwards Tipping of the Shoulders The shoulders will elevate and protract / anteriorly tip to help gain mechanical advantage. If the shoulder elevates and moves itself closer to the line of force (the cable) then the load imposed on it is essentially reduced. Additionally […]
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