Over the next week, I’m going to give you a number of ways to give your fitness a kick up the ass. Implement all these into your routine and it’s very possible for you to drop a shed load of body fat and super charge your fitness in the next 4 weeks. That’s no idle boast or quick fix magic bullet You’ll need to put the work in though but just think, 4 weeks to improved energy levels and a super trim bod… So #1: HIIT Your Training Up Metabolism, in easy speak, is the process of your body burning… read more →
Suffering with running or hamstring injuries in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan? Check these 2 client stories out. Had 2 similar client issues 2 weeks ago and thought I would share their complaints and how they were resolved. Client 1: Had booked in for a maintenance massage as I had not seen them for quite some time. Client is building up for this years London Marathon so training is near peak. When they arrived, they also stated they had a right hamstring issue. It had just come on over the previous 4-5 days and was low down in the leg. They… read more →
Following on from my recent post on the causes of Plantar Fasciitis, I had a new client recently with this issue and thought it would be good to give you a ‘real life’ account of this condition. New client came in just over a week ago complaining of right foot pain along the sole and hadn’t been able to run for over 3 months. Even walking was very painful, especially first thing in the morning and at the end of the day. The client had seen someone else who ‘diagnosed’ a ruptured tendon and would need an MRI scan and… read more →
One of the banes of runners lives is that dreaded foot pain, just in front of the heel pad. You wake up in the morning and it’s nigh on impossible to put weight onto your foot. You walk around for a few minutes and it eases a little. Try to run and it stops you in your tracks. But it isn’t just runners that suffer with this. It can happen to anyone. Now when I was starting out in sports injury treatment, the protocol for this was to massage and stretch the tight fascia of the sole of the foot. Thankfully,… read more →
One of the most common conditions, or ‘injuries’ I see is some form of Sciatica. Well, Sciatica is not really a condition but the affect of something impinging on the Sciatic nerve. This could be a disc in the spine bulging and pressing on the Sciatic nerve, an anteriorly tilted pelvis, or even muscles within the pelvic region becoming tight and ‘trapping’ the nerve. A common problem for runners is when the Piriformis muscle becomes tight and presses on the Sciatic nerve. Usually, their course of action is to stretch the muscle or use something like a tennis ball to… read more →
If you live in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan or even Cardiff, and are looking for treatment to resolve back pain or a sports injury, this blog post will give you a wealth of information in order to make the right choice. We know it can be hard when choosing a therapist for the first time or even if you have had a bad experience in the past. One of the best ways to choose is via word of mouth recommendation as someone you know will have used a therapist previously and has more than likely had good results. If this… read more →
So I put up a You Tube video yesterday, on my Facebook Page, of alternative abdominal exercises that most people can do at home. I asked if Sit Ups really are the best exercise to transform your Abs. Certainly, if you ask the majority of the general public what they would choose to get a six pack, the sit up or crunch is what they would answer. Why is that? Is it due to the footage in films like Rocky or is it simply that it is an easy move to see and then do? I really don’t know. But, one… read more →
Here we go, first blog post in ages and first on this new site. We’re going to be talking everything running, injuries, treatment, self help, fitness, nutrition and, well, just about everything health and fitness. If you do have something particular you want us to discuss, let us know in the comments.