Adding variety to your hand grip strengthening regime is essential for restoring strength through the FULL range of motion of the wrist. Often we think of the hand and the wrist as joints that enable us to grip things (Flexion of the forearm), which is of course true, however when it comes to exercising, we rarely specifically train other aspects of the wrist and consequently wonder why repetitive strain injuries and low impact injuries happen. The reality is, if a structure
Ever wondered why some people recover from injuries quicker than others?
Well first things first, everyone is different and each person has a slightly different recovery time post injury. A large variety of factors influence recovery time, ranging from genetics, fitness levels, nutritional intake (macro and micro nutrients), the protocols they follow and the environment the person is exposed to daily. This article is not a source of scientific research and is purely based
The calf muscles are one of the most overlooked muscle groups in the whole body, especially when it comes to athleticism. Picture any ball or racquet sport for now, and think of your favorite athlete. Got one in mind? How do they move? Do they stand on their heels or the balls of their feet?
Here's the answer; all the above sports you imagined are often played at speed and quick reaction times are essential in order to stand a chance of winning, so it is very likely they pl
Running is one of the most accessible sports we can take part in, simply slip on a pair of trainers, put one foot in front of the other and repeat! You probably know someone that has ran a marathon and you probably know a runner that has been injured. Maybe that someone is you? You're not alone, most of the population of runners experience 'overuse' injuries during training for a marathon. Afterall, 26.2 miles is a long way to run, and although it is achievable with a progres
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
In the second part of the 'shin splint' series, I discussed how to avoid the development of shin splints. In this blog (part 3/3), I explain treatment options for Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and how to move on. Treatment options MTSS is associated with weakened medial foot arch stability and strength and therefore the treatment options should aim to address this. Although clinical research studies have yet to find a treatment method that works best for MTSS (on it's
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