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”
I am deep into the Rio Olympics now and getting my four yearly fix of 10 metre air pistol, fathoming out how fencing scoring works, and becoming an expert at judging over-rotated diving pool entries. The variety, the intricacies, crazy techno-language, new rules, new sports… it’s great. What I also love is that The Olympics gives me a superb opportunity to exercise my “grump muscle”. I like a grump now and then… it’s a bit like scratching an itch… and most of mine revolve around the tosh and nonsense that
Its a video this month… popular topic so a bit longer than usual to do it justice. If you roll, are thinking about rolling, or you are an ex-roller… then this is for you.
For a further review and access to the latest research on foam rolling and SMR read this article: strengthandconditioningresearch.com:SMR
And for access to my colleague Ben Paulls article on Foam Rolling and Cycling download from this link here: SMR and Time Trialling
We are all getting older. That’s my opening gambit this month. It’s pretty broad so we could be going anywhere with it, but one thing I can guarantee you is that you are a tiny bit older now than you were when you began reading this a few moments ago. Momentous.
Nothing good comes of aging other than lower car insurance. I can’t think of anything else. Most of us put up a little fight against the goose step of time… mine revolves around regular cycling, regular broccoli, and regulating my
Stuart Armstrong’s excellent blog article “why coaches like drills and how they are killing creativity” can be found here. It is bang on the money. A message that needs to be heard, and you could opt to read it before this. My favourite line is:
“Imagine a world where trying new things was applauded rather then met by side of the mouth whispers by arm folded tracksuits on the sideline.” I’ve seen a lot of that.
Now I know Stuart and he sees the bigger picture, but he likes poking people with
I am not on a one man mission to deconstruct trainer gumph… but there is a lot out there. In this months video-blog I take on foam. You’d think its just foam really, but nope, the trainer manufacturers have turned it into something you should be lusting for and worrying about at the same time… Is your foam as good as the next guys foam?