CrossFit or HIIT circuits for ‘Strength & Conditioning’…Really?

First off don’t get me wrong I am not a CrossFit basher. I actually like the idea of CrossFit and think it is great for those who choose it as their sport, and I have many friends who have indeed taken up CrossFit after they have retired from competitive sports. They see it as a way to continue the competitive …

Save a Fortune on Running Shoes

The fitness industry with its multi-million dollar companies and large chain high street shops increasingly treat us as though our only purpose is to make them as much profit as possible. With their massive marketing machine, they go into overdrive to convince us that we ‘need’ to have the latest up to date product in order to perform to our …

Ass to Grass – YES or NO?

Do we always need to squat as deep as we can? Like a true political response …. there are two answers to this question depending on the context. YES Every sports person should aim to squat as deeply as they can to improve their mobility. Performing regular good deep squats ensures and maintains good ankle, knee and hip health. Which …

Rome wasn’t built in a day

In this day and age everybody seems to want everything NOW and it appears that patience is quickly becoming an outdated trait. In the fitness world we have got caught up in this race for urgent supposed perfection, with 6 week body transformations complete with adverts of models with sculpted torsos and promising accelerated fat loss in a matter of …

Training in the Gym for Sporting Performance.

As the summer approaches a lot of us want to look the part strutting around in the shorts or bikini, and so embark on a no carb diet, join the latest 6 week or 12 week body transformation, or head to the gym with friends and hit the dumbbells for sets of 10 or 12 to bulge the arms and …