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Taking your Running Off-Road - 3 benefits of Trail Running

Taking your Running Off-Road - 3 benefits of Trail Running

Of late, it feels like the life we live has become so “technologicalised” (yeah I just made that word up!) that we are constantly plugged-in to the world wide web, social media or even the latest health and fitness app that promises to count our calories or steps to healthier and fitter versions of ourselves.

With that however, there is an ever-growing conversation that surrounds the topic of regaining some sort of balance by practicing things like mindfulness and meditation, having “digital detoxes” or even going “off the grid”.

So how does Trail Running coming into this?

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.

Three Mobility Exercises to Improve Overhead Position

Three Mobility Exercises to Improve Overhead Position

So often we see people come into the clinic with issues performing overhead moves, none more so than the Snatch or Overhead Squat.

For the most of us, we are chained to a desk the good majority of the day, most days a week. This sustained stooped forward position leads to your thoracic spine being stuck in flexion, which doesn’t allow proper scapula mechanics, in turn limit end overhead position or if left unattended can lead to painful shoulder impingement syndrome.

The Science of the Squat

The Science of the Squat

The squat has long been held as a mainstay exercise in programming for a wide range of athletes and gym-goers.  From bodybuilders to powerlifters to sprinters to golfers and everyone in between, the weighted squat remains the ultimate exercise in lower body strength and power and a key to high-level athletic performance.  But what makes the squat so effective? What are the factors that lead to such obvious physiological improvements?