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The Hamstrings

The Hamstrings are a group of three muscles located at the back of the thigh. They are: Biceps Femoris,Semitendinosus andSemimembranosus All three Hamstring muscle originate at the Ischial Tuberosity (Sit…

Running in the Heat

Now that Summer has begun, we are all hoping for “good” weather. However, after the heatwave of 2018, we need to be prepared for it to be “too good”. When…

The Quadriceps Group

The Quadriceps group (commonly known as Quads) comprises of four large muscles in the front of the upper leg. They are: Vastus Lateralis (Outer) Vastus Medialis (Inner) Vastus Intermedius (between)…

Injury prevention for Swimmers

Although swimming is non-load bearing, considered low risk for injury and an excellent sport for all round fitness, overuse injuries can occur due to the repetitive nature of the strokes.…

Female athletes and the Menopause

When we reach Menopause, usually in our late 40s or early 50s many of our biological processes change and find a new “normal”. This changing process usually takes a few…

Under and Over Pronation

We often hear the terms Over and Under pronation, particularly with respect to running and running shoes, but what do these terms mean? And why are they important? OVERpronation means…

Training in the Cold

It’s mid-winter and very cold, particularly when most people have to do their training (morning and evening), so how can you stay safe and still train well? Here are a…

Proprioception

Proprioception is the sense of knowing the relative position of ones’ body in space. It is necessary to maintain posture and balance and helps us to co-ordinate movements.The information needed…

Training Whilst Injured

Nobody likes to be injured but, unfortunately, it happens to most of us at some time. Overuse injuries are the most common and can sneak up on athletes then suddenly…

Why are Rest Days important?

When we exercise and ask our muscles to do more work than they are used to, the microscopic fibers inside them tear apart. This “Microtrauma” is perfectly natural and is…

Are you a Corporate Athlete?

Our modern corporate life means that many of us struggle to achieve a healthy work : life balance… Let alone a work : training : life balance! Whatever type of…

Training whilst travelling

Many of you will be approaching a holiday period or some time out of your usual routine over the next few weeks. Travelling, either for business or pleasure, can play…

Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling has become very popular as a form of Self massage, but what does it actually do and is it worth it? As discussed in a previous post, Fascia…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

D.O.M.S. is the soreness we feel in our muscles a day or two after a high intensity workout that our body is not yet used it. All athletes can be…