Core conditioning is so so so important, the function of the torso muscles are to provide stability for the spine in the form of a brace and to connect limb movements together. When riding motocross, you will find yourself in many situations where the unexpected happens! In these circumstances, you will have two options, triumph or crash. The difference between the two is often whether you are strong enough to ride out of the crash. This is where the valsalva maneuver comes i
The Glutes. Everyones got a set, but not everyone uses them... well not properly anyway.
We are a generation of people that trains the glutes for aesthetic purposes, but the key functions are often forgotten. The glutes are the biggest group of muscles in the body and (should be) the most powerful set of muscles too. The role as a group, is to stabilise the hips during walking, running and jumping as well as to generate hip extension, abduction and even internal/ external ro
Shin splints are a right pain in the... leg for runners! You may have experienced it, the ache on the inside of the shin (tibia), the 'pumped' feeling when you run or maybe even the sharp pins and needles sensation that runs through your foot and leg. Three very different feelings right there, so how does that work? Well shin splints is not a specific injury as such, it is the generalised term for tibial related pain whilst running, so let's see what differentiates between th
Riding a bike of any nature requires a particular riding position, and often involves your shoulders adopting a protracted (shoulders rolled forward) and internally rotated position, hips in a flexed position (sat down position) and the lower back adopting a rounded position leading to tight Thoracic and Cervical vertebrae (upper back & neck). The consequences of this are susceptibility to injury as the following two things often dictate one and other; a tight group of muscle