I’d like to try and explain the significance of Ground Reaction Force (GRF) and how an awareness of GRF can enhance movement – all movement: walking, running, sitting and yes, Pilates exercises.Continue ReadingGround Reaction Force
I don’t suppose many of us have even heard of the Piriformis muscle. Even fewer of us know where it is or what it does…. but if you have problems with it you really know about it.
So I thought it would be useful for us all to get a little better acquainted with this tremendously important and tricky little muscle.Continue ReadingThe Piriformis Muscle: Trials, Tribulations and Treatments
The deep squat – one of the human body’s most primal movements. Traditionally, this was our sitting position until we routinely started to sit on chairs. We may have adapted psychologically to the comforts of chairs, sofas, toilets, cars , buses, even a chaise longue, but our bodies have not entirely followed suit
Our body benefits from regular deep squats.Continue ReadingThe Deep Squat – Why we should do more of them!
We are subconsciously influenced by many things. So it follows that our exercise habits are all influenced by a myriad of factors: goals, stamina and fitness, exercise likes & dislikes, our knowledge – good, bad or indifferent, of correct technique; How much time we have, what others around us are doing. Of course, there is also likely to be some unconscious sabotage type stuff going on as well.
But what if there is another factor in play? The influence of language: the words and phrases we use to talk about our exercise behaviour, strategies and goals.Continue ReadingExercise, movement and….. language?
I run regularly. Not that far (5 – 10 km). Not that fast (about 10k/h). Not that often (about twice per week) and I’m not an expert…however, I have noticed that my running is really improved since I have paid attention to a few aspects of my technique. They don’t cost any money, or even time, because it’s something you do as you run. Mostly it needs awareness and mind/body connection.
So I thought it might be nice to share the running tips that have really helped me.Continue ReadingFive Tips to Improve Your Running