Your running posture may be contributing to your back pain.

Many many runners come to me complaining of back pain when they run. Even before I watch them run I can normally predict their running form and even what shoes they wear with some accuracy. They usually run very upright with a considerable heel strike. Many have been taught to run this way or have… Continue reading Your running posture may be contributing to your back pain.

The real causes of most lower back pain.

  Millions of people suffer from lower back pain and, whilst it’s true that the reasons are not always clear cut and obvious, there are a number of common characteristics that most people complaining of lower back pain share:  They have weak or inactive gluteal muscles – either one side or both. These powerhouse muscles… Continue reading The real causes of most lower back pain.

What’s the easiest way to run faster without training longer or harder?

  What is the easiest way to run a faster 5k without training longer or harder? Lose weight! Reduce body fat – consume fewer processed carbs and more natural fats, whilst eating when hungry. For me personally, addressing this brings a gain of around 50 seconds per kilo over 5k. This is the easiest way… Continue reading What’s the easiest way to run faster without training longer or harder?

Why a pill or a stretch or an exercise to strengthen a muscle never resolves the problem.

  Science has made massive progress over the last century. But, as we zoom in more and more on the infinite detail of the parts, we tend to forget the global, panoramic view. This is particularly so in looking at the living human being. This reductionist approach means that we don’t see the blindingly obvious… Continue reading Why a pill or a stretch or an exercise to strengthen a muscle never resolves the problem.

Forget willpower, deprivation, struggle – just reset your hormones to lose the fat.

  Do you believe it’s really hard to lose fat and feel better? Do you think it must require enormous willpower, great deprivation, gruelling training sessions etc. etc? Well I’m hearing exactly the opposite from clients. Today again I was told by a client that they thought it was going to be really difficult to… Continue reading Forget willpower, deprivation, struggle – just reset your hormones to lose the fat.

Just because it has been repeated a million times doesn’t make it true!

     If you had asked me about intermittent fasting about 18 months ago I would have told you it was a bad idea, especially for anyone engaged in heavy training. I advised weight management clients especially to always eat a good breakfast. Why? Because this was my deep- rooted belief – it was what… Continue reading Just because it has been repeated a million times doesn’t make it true!

Why cutting out sugars AND fat is such a bad idea.

The population is confused! People do seem to quite readily accept that sugar and grains are not good, both for fat loss or health. However, there seem to be such deep rooted phobias about dietary fat and cholesterol too. This is not surprising since we have been indoctrinated with this idea for the last 30… Continue reading Why cutting out sugars AND fat is such a bad idea.