Core strength

PRI – Starts With Using The Breath

Using PRI Techniques alongside Pilates and Osteopathy A couple of years ago, I embarked on a training course in something previously unknown in UK. PRI – Postural Restoration Institute– is a system of diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment founded in US. PRI has breathing mechanics at its core, and really bridges manual therapy and personal training […]

Back pain, Core fitness, Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Natural health, News, Osteopathy, Pilates, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training

Pilates: The Core of it

Pilates : The Core And Training All the Elements Pilates and the core have received so much attention and new practitioners in the last decade; many people have found great relief from back pain and other ailments by starting to practice Pilates, and many use it as an adjunct to sporting performance. I’m all in […]

Core fitness, Core strength

Muscle & Mind 5: The Squat

The Squat – strength & conditioning exercises Guest Blog by BarrieJon Mulder, Strength & Conditioning Coach The Squat The squat is a movement we all have an obligation to master and perform flawlessly. Think about all of your daily activities that require in most part the ability to pick something up, to carry your suitcase, take a flight of […]

Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Training

Pilates for weight lifters

Why pilates for weight lifters? It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it?! Build awareness of body movements to optimise strength through postural control I have worked with power-lifters and sporting populations, often lifting well in excess of their own body weight and I have never stopped believing that some of the core principles […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Pilates, Training

Can you overtrain the core?

Listening to another pro – by Monica Franke This is a link to a recent article by the excellent Eric Cressey, a strength and conditioning coach in Boston, US: http://www.ericcressey.com/qa-can-you-overtrain-on-core-stability-exercises And here are my thoughts too! Thanks Eric; once again, a brilliantly put together piece about some under-considered questions. I think one of the things […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Training