Foam Rolling Literature Review – Does it Work?

Recently I have been asked a lot about my view on foam rolling, so I have decided to put together a post highlighting my personal opinion, as well as a little bit of the current research. Foam rolling has been around for a while and while it’s widely used, the mechanisms of how it works… Read More

The Hip Flexor Series – Part 3 – The Hip Capsule and Self Mobilisations

As we previously spoke about in the last two parts of this series, Hip Flexor Tightness (HFT) is a common problem and once this has been diagnosed, a stretching programme should be started to promote extensibility of the muscle complex and prevent future injuries from occurring. While static stretching to this muscle group alone tend… Read More

Hip Flexor Series – Part 2 – How to Correctly Stretch Your Hip Flexors

Recently you may have seen my Instagram post on a common mistake made when completing a kneeling hip flexor stretch. This post is going to address this issue in more detail, as well as provide improvements to this common stretch. The most common hip flexor stretch is completed in a kneeling position, with one knee… Read More

The Hip Flexor Series – Part 1 – How To Assess Your Hip Flexor Tightness

Over the next 5 posts, I’m going to be taking you through a full hip flexor series which will include posts and videos on how to assess, improve and maintain your hip flexor complex. This muscle attaches directly on to the pelvis, therefore it plays a key role in altering pelvic inclination levels. Because of… Read More

The Top 6 Single Powerband Exercises

 What are Power Bands? Powerbands can be found in most gyms, and look like a large scale elastic band. Typically, they are used to increase the load and difficulty of exercises such as squats and deadlifts, however they have a variety of different uses. Powerbands work off of a progressive resistance scale. When the band… Read More

Weightlifting Shoes – Why You Should Own a Pair

Weightlifting shoes have become a popular item to accompany many gym goers training sessions, however a large amount of owners don’t really know how they work. This article is going to look at the difference between normal shoes and weightlifting shoes, the biomechanical effects of these shoes and weather you should buy a pair. The… Read More