“Take one dose of exercise daily and come back and see me again in fortnight’s time”

  All runners know that running is a massive stress reliever and we know that running is at least as effective at treating depression as anti-depressants, without the side effects. It may also be somewhat addictive (in a generally positive way) in that it hits the brain’s reward centre in a similar way to some… Continue reading “Take one dose of exercise daily and come back and see me again in fortnight’s time”

Exercise – the miracle ‘drug’ for depression.

  If exercise were a drug it would be hailed as a miracle pill. It has been shown to be more effective than medication for a massive range of health problems. An area where it is particularly effective Is the field of mental health. The only reason we have a brain at all is to… Continue reading Exercise – the miracle ‘drug’ for depression.

Your limits are NOT your limits – you just think they are!

If running has taught me anything over the years it is that there are NO limits except those that we put on ourselves to keep us comfortable. Indeed this is true, not only of running but of life itself. Personally I have gone from total physical wreck with no running experience to sub 16 minute… Continue reading Your limits are NOT your limits – you just think they are!

Why ankle mobility matters.

      Yesterday morning I had two clients in and with both I had cause to test their ankle mobility. Why? Well one was completely unable to get into a deep narrow squat with feet together, despite being able to achieve reasonable success with a standard air squat. Clearly hip mobility, although somewhat limited, wasn’t… Continue reading Why ankle mobility matters.

Ways to address so called ‘duck feet’ posture/gait.

  Feet out posture and gait or so-called ‘duck feet’ (very harsh on ducks as they walk with straight feet like practically every other animal) is a bit like driving your car with the wheels not straight. You could probably drive it for a while but you would lose performance and risk damage. Same for… Continue reading Ways to address so called ‘duck feet’ posture/gait.

Turning recreational runners into athletes.

             The Running Gym programme helps you to run faster or further more easily, whatever your current level. An initial consultation and treadmill video analysis identifies key areas to work on; Running form and gait Mobility restrictions Muscular imbalances Nutritional deficiencies Training regime – running and otherwise Other lifestyle factors.… Continue reading Turning recreational runners into athletes.

Going away this Easter? 10 minute simple bodyweight session that can be done anywhere to maintain fitness.

With many clients away for the next week or two over the holiday period, they often ask me what they should do to avoid losing too much of their hard won gym fitness. So here’s a very simple body weight session that will take no more than 10 minutes each day. Do this first thing… Continue reading Going away this Easter? 10 minute simple bodyweight session that can be done anywhere to maintain fitness.