You are not a duck! If there is one postural defect that is most likely to cause you both injury and loss of performance it is the duck footed stance pictured above. And yet, if you observe the general population you will note that a vast number of people, if not the majority, adopt this… Continue reading You are not a duck!
It is becoming increasingly clear that sitting for extended periods is one of the most dangerous activities that we can undertake as human beings. The World Health organisation ranks sitting too much as the fourth biggest preventable killer globally, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths annually. It increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer,… Continue reading Death by Sitting!
If there’s one thing that the vast majority of clients obsess about it is of course, weight management and usually, but not exclusively, belly fat. Now there are lots of people out there who will tell you that they have the ‘magic secret’ to solve this problem. They have a special pill, supplement or… Continue reading Weight management made simple (it’s not rocket science!)
Time spent perfecting your lunge patterns will pay dividends for everyone. Lunging is the basic pattern for walking and running so it’s important to get it right. Also there are great benefits to be gained in strengthening the muscles involved – the glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves in particular. Lunges should form part of… Continue reading How to perform a simple forward lunge correctly.
How to squat correctly. The basic squat is one of the most fundamental of all human movements. Every time we sit down and stand up we perform a squat. Watch a young child squat and compare it with most adults attempting the same manoeuvre and you can clearly see the effects of age and lifestyle.… Continue reading How to squat correctly.