The new rules of exercise. Old way New way Aerobic focus Resistance training focus Stretching tight muscles Activating weak ones No pain no gain No gain with pain Guessing Testing Calorie obsessed Nutrition aware Protocol bias […]
Why your calf muscles get tight and one exercise that may help.
In this post we look at why your calf muscles get tight and go through one exercise that may help resolve the issue. The sensation of tightness in the calf muscles is very common, particularly if you’re a runner. This may be due to weakness in the muscles that bring the foot closer to the […]
What came first, the disc bulge or the back pain?
Take 98 people who have never had back pain and scan their spines. What do you think you would find? Perfect looking images? Not so. Researchers at Hoag Memorial Hospital in California found that 64% of people who had never complained of back pain, had an intervertebral disk abnormality at one level and 38% had […]
The Exercise Experience
When an experience has meaning there is usually an emotional aspect to that experience that strengthens the connectivity between neurons making it easier for us to recall. This makes sense from a biological perspective. Being able to remember a bad experience from the past helps us to avoid one in the future. The disadvantage of […]
Tom Purvis on Postural Analysis
“You cannot analyse posture. That is nonsense. There is no way of knowing what is causing what is being observed. You don’t know if someone is standing the way they are because of structure, habit, laziness, psychological issues, hormonal imbalances or pathological concerns.” “This is another paint-by-number approach that falsely empowers personal trainers. If you […]