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TIGHT PIRIFORMIS??

    TIGHT PIRIFORMIS? A chronic tight piriformis (posterior hip) is a common condition amongst many people. Not only does it affect your range of motion when lunging or squatting, but it can also cause other problems by forcing compensatory changes down the entire kinetic chain (hips, knees, ankles, feet). The piriformis attaches from the anteriorRead more

6 RULES TO FOLLOW TO BE YOUR BEST SELF!

1) TRUST YOURSELF Who do you want to be in life? Not what but who? Ask yourself what makes you happy. Once you realise this, then follow that dream, no matter what anyone else thinks. 2) BREAK SOME RULES Don’t break the law, but break some rules. It is impossible to be an original ifRead more

BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder where the individual has a distressing or impaired preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in their appearance. BDD is just as common amongst males as it is females effecting as many as 1 in every 100 people Australia wide. The severity of BDD can vary fromRead more

PRE-WORKOUT vs POST-WORKOUT STRETCHING?

PRE- WORKOUT VS POST WORKOUT STRETCHING?? There is lots of research for both arguments on which is better for you, so here are my guidelines based on research I have studied over the last 12 years. The general purpose of stretching is to develop and maintain an appropriate range of motion for safer, more efficientRead more

PREGNANCY AND TRAINING..KEEP IT UP! HERES HOW

PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE Congratulations! You just found out you are pregnant. But what about your workout routine? Getting your body moving and keeping it moving during this time is the best thing you can do for optimal health for yourself and your baby. Women who continue exercising throughout their pregnancy experience less fatigue throughout theRead more

Train Your Rotator Cuffs!

5 REASONS DIRECT ROTATOR CUFF EXERCISES ARE NECESSARY IN A STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM   Bad Posture. When we sit at a desk or even on the couch, it is likely we are sitting with our shoulders rounded- which means that the scapulae are winged out. When a shoulder blade isn’t sitting right, the rotator cuffRead more

Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)

DIASTASIS RECTI (ABDOMINAL SEPARATION) So what is it? This is a condition where there is a thinning of the lining and widening of the connective tissues muscles in the rectus abdominis. It occurs most frequently in pregnant women allowing the belly to expand for the growing baby. However, it can also occur if for exampleRead more

5 FOAM ROLLING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Foam rolling is a form of self – myofacial release that gets rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. These adhesions can create points of weakness or susceptibility in the muscle tissue. If the muscle isn’t contracting uniformly from end to end it can lead to injury and pain. Foam rolling also increasesRead more