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Hamstring Injuries in Athletes

Hamstring Injuries in Athletes Jack came in last week and brought with him the ‘Nordbord’ or hamstring testing apparatus. This was specifically designed to assess athletes’ isometric hamstring strength vs their eccentric strength. The test involves kneeling on a pad with your heels through 2 straps that are connected to pressure senses that collect data

Pelvic Floor: Part One

Don’t Forget Your Pelvic Floor! If you or someone you care for experiences bladder or bowel control problems, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems. Urinary incontinence affects up to 13% men and 37% of women in Australia alone and 70% of these people do not

Eccentric Based Strengthening

Eccentric Based Strengthening – proven to increase flexibility and reduce lower limb injury according to recent studies! Stretching may be a thing  of the past according to a recent review  that looks at the effects of eccentric  (lengthening the muscle under load) training for increased strength,  flexibility and overall reduced risk of lower limb injuries.

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Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete

Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete The number of sets and reps that you do for each exercise is highly dependent on what you are wanting to achieve out of your training program. Someone who plays a high intensity, power based team sport such as netball or basketball would ideally want

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: Chin Ups

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: Chin Ups The Chin up is a fantastic upper body exercise using your own body weight as the resistance. If you have never tried a chin up before prepare for hard work! It is not easy! It requires the use of various muscle groups from the shoulders, arms, back and core

Exercise Myths Busted

Exercise Myths Busted Are Squats Bad for My Knees? Should I Squat? Yes! A squat is a very functional movement that we use on a daily basis. If you think about it we do a squat every time we go to the toilet, sit on a chair or get in or out of bed. Squatting

What Weight Should I Be Using?

What Weight Should I Be Using?

What Weight Should I Be Using? Many people have trouble selecting the correct weight or resistance to use when performing exercises at the gym or at home. Too little Weight: You will not stress your muscles enough to make a measurable difference in improving your strength. Too much weight: You will find you may not

Warm Up For Resistance Training

Warm Up For Resistance Training Many people go to the gym and lift weights without doing any form of warm up or perform an inadequate warm up before hand. Warming up prior to resistance training is important to prevent injuries and maximise performance during your workout. The following tips will help you with your next

Normal Muscle Pain or Injury

Normal Muscle Pain or Injury? What to do

Normal Muscle Pain or Injury? What to do What is the Normal Muscle Reaction Expected after Pilates Pilates is a strengthening based program, so our aim is to work your muscles in ways they are not used to and address your major needs and goals. From a biological perspective, this means that muscles are worked

Correct Bike Set Up to Prevent Cycling Injuries

Time Efficient Exercise

Time Efficient Exercise We are all busy and can struggle to find time to fit everything in to our day, so when it comes to exercise we want to get as much from our workout as possible. The following tips will help you to make your workout more time efficient, whether it is in the

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