If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, "what's the best ab exercises I can do at home to improve my core", I would be a millionaire! Unfortunately there is no "one magic exercise" that we all should do. Only the one that is right for you. Here is a very quick video where I show you 7 exercises starting at the easiest and working up to the hardest. To find which one you need to do, try doing all of them and when you get to a point that you find it hard, this is now the exercise for…
Balance training should make up a part of everyone's training as we need to be well stabilized in order to move. Understanding what balance really means is a big part of knowing what exercises to do. For some people standing on leg is hard enough. Here is an article where I help to define balance, explore why we need it, and give examples of various exercises and ways to assess your own balance so you know where to start.
This is one of those controversial topics that gets thrown around all the time. Strong arguments support both sides and really a combination of the two is a great mix. However I do acknowledge that strength training is of far more importance to our health than cardio. Recently working with people receiving cancer treatment, severe injuries and various other health problems, I can see how loss of muscle contributes to their problem. Not the fact that they can't run 5km. Click to read more.
I am commonly asked "is it safer to teach beginners how to do exercises with machine first so they can build some muscle without mistakes?" Why this might seem to make sense in fact it is creating much bigger long term problems. Many people lack skills, balance and coordination of their body to be able to perform movement correctly. Which is why they are easily injured doing tasks at work or around the home. Click to read more.
Without doubt you could say EVERY RUNNER needs to continually develop significant glute strength. Why? In a single leg stance your glutes are needed to provide hip extension for acceleration but also control the alignment of the leg and prevent excessive pronation. Excessive pronation is the common theme to almost every lower limb injury a runner will face. When you look at the running action it really is a series of single leg squats. Click to read more.