Our blog

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

The niggle

The Niggle What is the niggle? Recognise it and prevent re-injury. You may be feeling the gains of training and hitting your stride. Some of you, however, will be starting to feel the accumulation of the breaking down and rebuilding process that occurs as part of training, as something more like breaking down and not-quite rebuilding. This […]

Sports therapy, 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