Why Relaxation Is Important

Why Relaxation Is Important

When I work with clients I carry out quite an extensive set of tests before we get started on any coaching. I look in great detail at the diet and lifestyle habits diary. In particular, I look at the section that clients fill in to tell me about relaxation time. This...

TYI Cobra | How To…

TYI Cobra | How To…

TYI Cobra | How To… Very often with shoulder impingements, where there is pain at the end of the shoulder, it is difficult to raise the arms up overhead. In my experience there is also faulty movement of the shoulder blade that goes hand in hand with this type...

Goal Setting – Heart vs Ego

Goal Setting – Heart vs Ego

How many times have you set goals or new years resolutions and not achieved them? How did you feel, when you looked back at the goal or someone reminded you of them at a later date? You may have also set goals and been so determined to see them through that you...

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...