Day three began exactly as day two had finished – the usual torrential rain. We got up early and I was determined to make the most of the first good night’s rest so far to make substantial progress today. Admittedly I had woken up in the middle of the night with another attack of claustrophobia… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path – Episode 3: The long hard slog to Abereiddy.
I set off shuffling along the path at the start of day two, aware that this would be the toughest, loneliest part of the whole trail. You can tell how remote it is by looking at the map – there are just no roads going anywhere near the coastline on this part, no kind of… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire coastal Path Episode 2 -How do you run on this?
A crazy idea is born! June 2016. I spent 5 days in Pembrokeshire in Castlemartin. During this time I explored the local segments of the coastal path and was astounded by the beauty of it. The whole area was so quiet, peaceful and unspoilt (apart from occasional gunfire from the military firing range nearby!).… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, 2016. Episode 1-This is Insane!
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.