How Can Resting be Improved? Surely resting is a case of doing, well, nothing? I preach the gospel of regular, intense exercise. However, when it’s been earned, I encourage resting. For most of us, resting is … Continue reading Can Resting be Improved?
Why Am I So Sore After a Workout? This is a question I’ve been asked thousands of times. This article will discuss post workout soreness, also known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). You’ll learn … Continue reading Why Am I Sore After a Workout?
As I mentioned in this post, I broke my hand a few weeks ago. I wanted to use this as an experience builder when it comes to recovering from injury – I would learn how to … Continue reading Recovering From Injury – Lessons Learned
This article explains how to manage injury from a first-hand perspective! The sole aim of this blog is to help you improve your health, fitness and nutritional approach. Where possible I try to give you … Continue reading I’m Injured! Learning to Manage Injury – Part 1
There are numerous different skeletal muscle fibre types in the human body, each with their own unique set of capabilities for power output, growth, endurance, substrate metabolism and contraction speed. In part, this diversity in … Continue reading Skeletal Muscle Fibre Types
Muscle Tightness and Joint Injury, Prevention and Cure At some point in our lives, most of us suffer from some sort of tightness in our muscles that manifests itself as joint pain. By this I … Continue reading Muscle Tightness and Joint Injury, Prevention and Cure
Body Mass Index Body Mass Index (BMI) is a figure derived from an equation used by specialists to determine whether or not a person lies within a ‘healthy’ weight range. The BMI chart was introduced … Continue reading What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Bone Physiology This article will outline the basics of bone physiology and the function and structure of the skeletal system. Bone Function The Skeletal system is a complex network of bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments and … Continue reading Bone Physiology and the Skeletal System
Body Fat Measurement Over the years body fat levels have been the source of much thought, discussion and in some cases, frustration for many athletes, coaches and gym users regarding body composition and in particular, … Continue reading Body Fat Measurement
Blood Pressure What is blood pressure? Why is it significant? What can be done to control it? This article aims to answer all of the questions you have about blood pressure, and more! The heart … Continue reading All About Blood Pressure…
The Physiology of Muscle Building There are two stereotypical reasons why people use a gym – to lose weight or build muscle. Despite muscle building (hypertrophy) being one of the fundamental reasons many people actually … Continue reading The Physiology of Muscle Building
Does an extender give more gains than manual stretching? A lot of people are able to make length gains with just 20 minutes of stretching every day. On the other hand there are also people … Continue reading Does an extender give more gains than manual stretching?