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  • Choosing the right running shoes for you

    Choosing the right running shoes for you

    7th June 2019

    Can running shoes really prevent you from getting injured and if so, how do you choose the right pair for you? Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips reports. How did you choose your last pair of running shoes? If you visited…

  • Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    9th April 2019

    Physiotherapist, Tobias Bremer answers reader’s questions including this one on diagnosing lower back ache among cyclists. Q. My lower back aches after cycling. Why, and what can I do about it? Paul Hyde, by email A. Obviously the first port of call…

  • Single Leg Squat

    Single Leg Squat

    10th February 2019

    Target Muscle/s: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves Sets & Reps: 12 rep max x 3 sets (1-2 minute rest) Tempo: 2 seconds down, 1 second up Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as advised if part of rehab plan)…

  • How To Get The Most Out Of Rest Days

    How To Get The Most Out Of Rest Days

    30th January 2019

    Fitness fans are being told to sleep-in and stop skimping on protein if they want to get the most out of rest days. The team behind health and fitness site Vivotion.com say that regularly taking days off from intense exercise…

  • Jump, Skip, Hop Rehab Progression For Runners…

    Jump, Skip, Hop Rehab Progression For Runners…

    5th January 2019

    Target Muscle/s: Rehab for lower leg injury Sets & Reps: Progression from 5 to 20 Tempo: Progress from slow with pauses to fast continuous Frequency: Twice a week (or as per rehab plan) Rationale Many runners returning from injury assume…

  • How To Stick to New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    How To Stick to New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    3rd January 2019

    Brits vowing to lose weight or shape up in 2019 have been offered advice on how best to stick to New Year’s Resolutions instead of falling at the first hurdle. The team behind online health and fitness site Vivotion.com have…

  • Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    31st December 2018

    Q: “I’m keen to get into the outdoors over the winter and run, bike and hike. What tips have you got in terms of kit/other needs/ requirements?” Terry Jones, by email A: Admittedly UK weather in winter can be a challenge but remember there’s no…

  • Plank Variation 3: Feet On Stability Ball

    Plank Variation 3: Feet On Stability Ball

    6th December 2018

    Target Muscle/s: Erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: Static: 30 seconds. Dynamic: 12-15 reps Tempo: Static & Dynamic Frequency: Include in your two strength sessions a week Last month in Plank Variation 2 we looked at…

  • Biokinetics: The Next Big Thing In Sports Therapy

    Biokinetics: The Next Big Thing In Sports Therapy

    24th June 2018

    A new trend in sports therapy is sweeping the nation! Biokinetics began as a huge helping hand with South African rugby teams and is now available for the first time ever in the UK. Kate Hayes from the prestigious Ultra…