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My Gym Rules by Peta

My Gym Rules by Peta

I don't think that anyone I know would characterise me as OCD. 

In any way. 

At all. 

Ever.

At time of writing I have 3785 unread emails, and I admit to being the progenitor of our recent clinic chat "You can wash your hair with dishwashing liquid but you can't wash dishes with shampoo." (the residue just doesn't rinse off and it ends up making food taste like Jojoba or Desert Oasis or one of those other beauty product words we all pretend to understand. You're welcome.)

4 things I learnt from Bouldering

4 things I learnt from Bouldering

Anyone that knows me well (or even a little bit) knows that I’m fixated on a new hobby almost weekly. The latest on the agenda; bouldering.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that focuses on skill and technique rather than sheer strength and vertical height. The walls are lower, maxing out at around 2-3metres. Also, instead of wearing a harness and climbing on ropes, there are giant padded mats under all of the climbs should you need to jump down or fall.

For those of you new to the sport, here’s what i’ve learnt;

Gluteal Amnesia

Gluteal Amnesia

You know when you're having an argument with someone and you get angry, and you know you can't say “you are such a dickhead” but you can get away with “you're acting like a dickhead”?

Bear with me here, but I reckon this applies to glutes, disc bulges, shin splints, heel spurs and a heap of other painful things. We have so many clients that come in and say “I was told it's shin splints and to stop running” or “I had a scan that showed a slipped disc so I haven't deadlifted since then”, and I'd like to convince them these things don't always mean that particular body part IS a dickhead, maybe it was just acting like one at one point.