Tag Archives: Core Strength

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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Does Size Really Matter?

does-size-matterIt is widely considered that the larger the person is, the stronger the person is; this may not always be the case. A weightlifter may be smaller in size and stature than a bulky-looking bodybuilder, yet be capable of lifting heavier loads. Instead of a large body, for the majority of sports having a large, active fat-free body mass is better. The more active body mass there is, the greater the strength, because force depends on DENSITY and diameter.

Why not use bodybuilding techniques?……

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A Lunge Variation You Should Master For Awesome Stability!

Lunge Twist

The basic lunge is a staple exercise for all those wishing to be more functional, and with multiple variations it’s an exercise you’ll never get bored with. That said, the lunge twist is still rarely seen and when I have seen it attempted it hasn’t exactly gone to plan. If you want stability then master this lunge variation!

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Forget Pilates, Wobble Boards & Fit Balls! 5 Must-Do Dynamic Stability Exercises

UntitledIn order to function properly we need strength and mobility, but we also need stability and control. In this article I explain the fundamentals of Dynamic Stability Training (DST) (sometimes referred to as Functional Stability Training) and how you can get better at it to prevent unnecessary injuries and improve your physical performance through increased efficiency.

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2 Essential Exercises You Should Do When You Workout

Wiper hardA strong mid-section (or commonly referred to as the ‘core’) is essential for physical function and robustness (injury prevention). Here are two of my favourites for strengthening that all-important area of the body.

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Squat!


Squats are, in my opinion, an awesome exercise for just about anything! However, as with all exercises this is only the case when the squat is performed correctly. With this in mind here’s my take on why most people have difficulty squatting. For common squat faults click here.

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6 Shocking False Claims About Vibration Training!

By Spencer Brown

Vibration Training

Vibration training has been a popular mode of training in and around the fitness industry for well over a decade, and has recently become the latest ‘exercise’ trend to enter the high street. Yes, the high street! With exclusive vibration salons and equipment manufacturers getting very imaginative with their marketing claims. 

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