I see a lot of mature runners in various states of disrepair in the clinic. Not surprising because the 40 – 55 year old age group is the fastest growing when it comes to taking up running, cycling and triathlon. They are not past it… they are just starting it. And many do very well. Back in 2014 according to Strava released figures the average 40 to 49 year old age grouper finished the London marathon some 1 minute 33 secs quicker than the average 20 – 29 year old
Are you uncomfortable on the bike? Hand pins and needles, neck sore, feet numb, saddle sore? Here are some simple cycle injury and bike fit tips to help out.
For exercises to help you achieve a more dynamic riding posture take a look at a previous video here: raise your rear
What positions and exercises offer the best bang for bucks when it comes to abdominal, or trunk training? It’s a question that never goes away, so this month I present a video on evidence based abdominal training. However… please don’t go thinking this is all you have to do to train your trunk. This is just an accessible workout that you have no excuse not to do. But it is really just a foundation… these are the building blocks that are useful to revisit regularly… then you push on.
As a poor purchase planner, I am anxious at the best of times in supermarkets… unless it’s one of those giant French ones where they sell kayaks as well as cheese. I love those places. My wife drops me off at the back of the shop at the “Sea World” section where I will watch the live octopuses and lobsters for a good half hour. Then I find a quiet aisle and try out a skateboard. Then I lurk around the deli bit trying out the free meaty samples, and
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