Is rugby now too dangerous for children? That was the title and question posed by Tim Lewis back in 2014 in his article in The Observer found here. If you have been following the rugby injuries story lines over the past 5 years you will have read many similar articles and probably joined in on many discussions. The problem is that this excellent article is over 3 years old now and have things changed? 3 weeks ago ex England fly half Rob Andrew, and ex Director of Elite/Professional Rugby at
I want this blog to be relevant to the folks who read it. Because I worry about time. My time and other peoples time. No other subject provides us with so many sayings, idioms, proverbs and quotes. And many are quite preachy and a tad negative;
“Your wasting your time with that.” “Time flies by.” “Stop killing time.” “There’s only so much time in the day.”
And the one that itches my mojo the most… “use your time wisely.” Because I want people to do exactly that, particularly when it comes to
Creativity can be inspired by many things. For a painter it might be the contours and colours within a particular vista, or for a photographer the beguiling light of sunset. For me, as a serious science correspondent, it was a pair of magnetic underpants. To be more precise, it was a miss-read of the name of the underpants. The short version… I was flicking through my favourite West Norfolk Sea Fishing Catch Reports online forum (quite niche), when on the obligatory advert column on the right, a picture of these
This month I have prepared you a handy info graphic on stress fractures. Nasty things that create a lot of worry in the fitness and training world. Best medicine for this is early recognition and getting on top of the management before any bone stress injury gets firmly established. So with that in mind feel free to copy this image and use it in your own clinic, club or social media publications and platforms. Or you can download a pdf here .
I like to think my blog provides everyday solutions to real world problems, and when necessary a real world solution to an everyday problem. Within this narrow niche I have solved the UK debt crisis, invented and subsequently cured health syndromes, correctly adjusted your cycle saddle, revealed the future of international medicine, took on obesity, and saved you a fortune in fancy trainer buying habits. But I hear you… all this is pointless unless you live longer. It is irresponsible of me to wade through these major issues if you
Regular readers may recall that in a previous blog I describe how I have a syndrome named after me (admittedly by my). Well I am now going to divulge that I also have a phobia… not named after me, but I suffer from it. Its called “Nuptiaphobia”, and its something I suffer from at weddings. I am a terrible dancer, and the only place I enjoy doing it is in the kitchen for the benefit of my teenage daughter. She recoils in embarrassment at my bohemian writhing and sets about
Most sports have their own languages. Football has its “nutmegs” and cricket has its “googlies”. Horses jump over “Oxers” and gymnasts jump over “Horses”. US sports commentators speak an entirely different language to any other human, as does Robbie Savage. This is the way of all sports… and none more so than Golf. In fact golf is perhaps the most quotable and quote friendly sport of all… Mark Twain, Gerald Ford, Winston Churchill have all had a famous punt… and about 200 examples from Lee Trevino are documented.
But are they
Its a video again this month, and another part of my mission to encourage all endurance athletes to integrate regular strength workouts into their training. The evidence is there now within the training community and sports science research.
If you want to reduce injury and maintain the integrity of your muscles, tendons and joint units… do some strength work.
If you want to improve the structural work capacity of your body… do some strength work.
If your training is getting stale, one-dimensional, and you are just getting more tired… pull out the “junk”