4 03, 2015

4 Reasons to do your Physio “homework”

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You have an injury. It's been niggling for awhile but you've been hoping it will "go away". Weeks or months has gone by and it's still giving you grief so you decide to finally see your favorite Physio/Osteo/Chiro/Massage Therapist to see what's going on. They assess, diagnose, treat and give you some "homework". But you [...]

4 03, 2015

6 Ways to Improve Your Mobility at Work

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Desk jobs are the norm these days and research has shown how detrimental being in a seated position all day can be for us. I see many clients with lower back pain who are, quite literally, the shape of a chair. Imagine how well that translates over to performance at the box… If you can [...]

4 03, 2015

Gun show

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The biceps. AKA guns. The show pony of the upper body. They tend to get a whole lotta lovin' during training - pull ups, muscle ups, bicep curls in the mirror....ok wrong crowd maybe. But how often are we actually showing these hard working muscles some mobility love? Not all that often.... The biceps brachii [...]

4 03, 2015

Crunchy knees?

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Crunchy sounds eminating from your knees can be a bit off-putting. Particularly if they are so noisy that they attract attention from other people during a squat session. But are they a problem? It depends. First, what IS that noise? Crunchy, grindy-type noises (like someone eating granola) is often referred to as "crepitus" and may [...]

4 03, 2015

What’s with the pain in my Achilles?

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What's with the pain in my Achilles? So you've been box jumping, double undering and running. And then you see the better, faster athletes doing those "bouncy" box jumps...and they are so much faster! So you give them a crack. They're pretty shaky at first and you may have lost some skin off your shins [...]

19 08, 2014

The 3 stretches you NEED to do regularly

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So many body parts to mobilize, so little time. You've got to prioritize your mobility. There isn't enough hours in the day to hit everything that needs work (for some of you out there). And who wants to spend hours mobilizing anyway? Not me! So here are THREE (yes, just three) mobility exercises that I believe most people NEED to [...]

1 08, 2014

Training your Subscap

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about your subscapularis and since then I seem to have seen quite a few clients who have had some difficulty in performing the lift off test. Did they have a shoulder problem? Yep. Which came first, the shoulder injury, or the weak/incorrectly firing subscapularis? That's like the [...]

16 07, 2014

What’s with the pain in my Achilles??

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So you've been box jumping, double undering and running. And then you see the better, faster athletes doing those "bouncy" box jumps...and they are so much faster! So you give them a crack. They're pretty shaky at first and you may have lost some skin off your shins but man, they allow you to go [...]

10 07, 2014

4 Exercises for Sciatica

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Hopefully the last blog post cleared up some confusion as to what sciatica actually is! Here are my top 4 exercises to help relieve some of your sciatic pain. Keep in mind that these exercises are to be used as a guide only and if your CAUSE of sciatica is undiagnosed, it is important that [...]

3 07, 2014

Pinchy shoulder? Maybe your subscap’s not up to scratch

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The subscapularis is an integral part of a functioning rotator cuff and often overlooked in favor of strengthening the external rotators of the shoulder. The subscap is one of the 4 muscles that make up the rotator cuff, which are the SITS muscles - supraspinatus (SSM), infraspinatus (ISM), teres minor (TMin) and subscapularis (SScap). The major [...]

3 Glute Activation exercise you need to be doing

3 Glute Activation Exercises you need to be doing

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