Hip Flexor Stretch | Done Correctly

Hip Flexor Stretch | Done Correctly

Hip Flexor Stretch | Done Correctly The hip flexor stretch is done poorly so often. Commonly the lumbar spine is the area that gets stressed not the muscles that are intended.  With the hip flexor being such an important muscle posturally, I thought I’d...

5 Ways To Relieve Constipation

5 Ways To Relieve Constipation

1 – Food intolerances can cause a spasm in the pelvic floor altering the tone of the muscles essential for healthy bowel movements. Food intolerances can actually cause a dysfunctional peristaltic motion (wave like movement of the gut tube) anywhere along the...

Hip Extension / Knee Flexion

Hip Extension / Knee Flexion

Hip Extension / Knee Flexion The glutes are often very poorly developed and under active, combine that with a lack of integration with the hamstrings and lumbar spine and it can set up hip issues to name just one. This is one of my favourite glute, hamstring and back...

Cardiovascular Health – 7 Important Lessons

Cardiovascular Health – 7 Important Lessons

The following points are key take aways from an excellent book I studied earlier this year called – Primal Endurance – by Mark Sissons and Brad Kearns.   Its such a great book on endurance training but there are lots of great take-aways for anyone,...

How Much Protein Do I Need?

How Much Protein Do I Need?

How Much Protein  Ok, I wanted to clarify something I said last week… I mentioned that an ideal amount of protein would be 1 gram for every kilogram of lean body mass. Some people who like numbers are fine with this but there are just as many, based on...

#1 Foam Roller Mistake

#1 Foam Roller Mistake

#1 Foam Roller Mistake The BIG mistake I see people making all the time, including some professionals, is extending from the lower back instead of the upper back when they lay over the foam roller. Why is this hyper extension in the lower back a problem? 1. Poor...

How To Lose Weight Well

How To Lose Weight Well

If I wanted to lose weight and increase my overall health, this is what I’d do: 1 – Reframe my goal – If I wanted to lose weight, I’d actually reframe my goal as “I want to improve my body composition irrespective of my overall weight”  This...

Desk Posture Fix

Desk Posture Fix

Desk Posture Fix The prone cobra is the exercise I prescribe the most often for slumped, rounded shoulders. It activates the muscles that are perhaps weak and deconditioned in you – the mid traps, rhomboids, posterior delts, thoracic erectors. Learn how to do it...