Category Archives: Peak Performance

6 Simple Exercises to Ease Back Pain – #1 is Easy!

This is a must read if you want to:

  • avoid recurring low back pain
  • stop feeling debilitated and frustrated because you can’t do the things you want to do
  • stop feeling like a victim of your own body

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I Know I am, Are You?

With the 6-Nations rugby tournament approaching I thought it fitting to base this week’s article on the importance of being ‘robust’. ‘Robustness’ is a word I use everyday when interacting with my clients yet very few have linked the word and its definition to their own rehabilitation and conditioning goals. Here’s why I think it’s such an important attribute to possess.

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The Deadlift: How To………

The deadlift, in my opinion, is the number one strength exercise.

Why?

The deadlift recruits more muscle groups than any other compound exercise (an exercise that involves 2 or more joints and recruits multiple muscle groups), with particular emphasis on the gluteus maximus, hamstrings and quadriceps of the lower body, along with the erector spinae and multiple stabilisers of the lower and upper back.

However,

A lot of people stay away from deadlifts for fear of injury, particularly to the lower back – this perception couldn’t be further from the truth!

Deadlifting (as well as most other exercises) with bad technique will definitely increase your risk of getting injured, however deadlifting with good form and smart load selection will strengthen and stabilised your back.

Before I go into my 3 top coaching cues for the deadlift……..

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Peanut Butter: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

For those that know me, they know that I LOVE peanut butter! It’s definitely my ‘go-to’ snack, whether it be on a rice cake, with some Greek yoghurt and blueberries, spread on an apple slice…..or even just a teaspoon straight out of the jar!!

There are however a few facts about peanut butter that we should all know before we buy our next tub….

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Discover Your Untapped Potential Now!

We all know that our mindset is the biggest key to our successes – whether that be personal or professional. So when I met Karen Powell, one of the founders of Kokoro – Better Me Better World, I was very excited!!! Karen is so passionate about her work to help others to achieve more and feel better about themselves by creating a positive mindset, that you can’t help but want to work with her……

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Competition Day….Tan, Make-up, and Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

 

Last weekend was my first competition of 2017, where I competed in the UKBFF English Grand Prix in Reading. It has been almost 2 years since my first competition back in 2015, although as it has been about 18 months since I last stepped on stage, it felt like it was my first time all over again!

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