5 Drills to Improve your Ankle Function and Movement Efficiency

5 Drills to Improve your Ankle Function and Movement Efficiency

As the forgotten and neglected uncle of the leg family, the ankle is a joint as detailed as any in the body. Containing 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons it's clearly not as simple as it may look.

Add in the fact, that it takes on massive forces with landing exercises such as box jumps, cleans, snatches and many other movements found in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting, it's commonly the undiscovered culprit of injuries to the knee, hip and back.

Just like your favourite winter jacket, you expect it to be ready to go all the time and act like new, with years of abuse and little to no care or love.

What we need is a concoction of mobility drills, proprioceptve drills and stability drills to nail all facets, important in getting our ankle ready for training.

5 Accessories to Improve your Lifts and Prevent Injury

5 Accessories to Improve your Lifts and Prevent Injury

You train hard, you press most days and squat like a Bulgarian but you’re still not seeing the improvements you would expect? Or do you have issues with certain lifts that you just can’t iron out?

It’s likely that there is a weakness within the kinetic chain that just isn’t up to par. Remember a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

5 Marvellous Ways to Renovate your Snatch Lifts with Lester Ho

5 Marvellous Ways to Renovate your Snatch Lifts with Lester Ho

There isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to how we, at Evolutio do Physiotherapy. The same can be said about how you train.

What’s best for you could be completely ineffective for the person who trains right along side you.

Jac our resident geek sat down with weightlifting coach and biomechanical extraordinaire, Lester Ho, AKA “The Training Geek” to chat about everything from coaching, training, rehabbing (…even their matching Asian flat feet!) and how, many factors can change the way you approach the barbell.

Over the next few months, we will release a series of blog posts to help you understand what types of drills and exercises are best suited to the type of athlete you are!  

Olympic Lifting into the CrossFit Record Books

Olympic Lifting into the CrossFit Record Books

We had the pleasure of being part of the Western Warriors Weightlifting Competition on Saturday 11th July.

Born from the idea that CrossFitters love to Oly, CrossFit Rise Up owners Ben and Logan Poon along with Damien Hennigan of CrossFit Westgate, came up with the idea to run a unique Weightlifting Competition for CrossFitters.

Only in their second year running, this comp sold out within hours of being released and there’s no doubt it’s here to stay!