How injury impacts the way we move

Over the last ten years or so, we have seen a massive shift in the way we assess individuals (from athletic backgrounds or otherwise) in regards to both their risk of injury and their capacity for physical performance. Traditionally we have opted for isolated muscle and joint testing, looking at the strength of individual muscles […]

Why ‘sports specific’ training shouldn’t have a place in the gym

Working within an area where improving physical and athletic performance is key, we frequently get asked ‘how does this relate to my sport?’ (Among a number of other similar variations). This is a question that also comes frequently from parents, who are ultimately asking ‘when will you start doing *insert sport here* specific training?’ – […]

Don’t forget to mobilise: the importance of improving mobility and range of motion

When it comes to training and we are even slightly time restricted, it’s almost always the warm up that suffers. We would much rather skip our mobility work and jump straight into the actual training session as it is often deemed more important. And really, I can understand it. Mobility work is arguably the least […]

Real life stability training

Real life stability training When most people think of stability based training, their minds automatically jump to bosu balls, half foam rollers, and rubber mats. While these tools may have merit in rehabilitation and very low grade exercise settings, they aren’t really the most effective way to improve stability from a sports performance (or real […]