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The best core exercises and how to do them.

Core Tutorials


So that's a bit of a click baity title, huh?  Anyway, here is my video playlist showing you the best core exercises known to man or woman, and all the details of how to do them properly, without looking like a numpty.

I'm planning on adding more of these tutorial videos to this playlist while I'm in rehab.  It should update in real time, so you will always see the latest additions below.

Let me know what you think!

2017-07-19

Achilles rupture repair - Day 7, Surgery

Monday 17th July.  Started off playing with the bench press.  Not much legs involved so can still play with those.  Thank you Anna for making sure I stay safe!

And after playing first thing in the morning, I get the phone call from the hospital...Can I make it in midday for surgery that afternoon!  Woo hoo!  It's happening!

So cleared my diary for the rest of the day and a special big thanks to Jo who swapped her training session with me for driving me into the hospital!

2017-07-18

Day 3.  Finding out what's next at the hospital.

I had my check up at the hospital this morning.  Didn't need a scan in the end.  The guy heard how it happened, took 1 poke at it and said yup, total rupture.  It seems it has snapped a bit higher than usual.  He said it normally goes down close to where the tendon attaches to the heel (as seen in the picture below).  But mine has gone a bit higher, closer to where it attaches to the calf muscle.

Achilles tendon rupture location

2017-07-13

Achilles rupture rehab - part 1

Slight change of tone in these articles for the next couple of months I'm afraid.  Just to give you a fair warning, you may or may not be interested in the content.

2017-07-11

Couch to 5k programme

Couch to 5k

This is the first time I've done something like this, so please bare with me and let me know how it goes (seriously, I really actually do want some feedback from this).

2017-06-24

Planning your week ahead.

Do you have next week planned yet?

Calendar

To make the most of our health and fitness, it's best to plan ahead.  That way, we are less likely to get caught out by the unexpected.  We have a better idea of what exercise we can or can't do and if we will have trouble sticking to our healthy eating habits.

So this is here to help you plan ahead...

2017-05-15

Food diary - What, why and how?

Healthy eating and nutrition

What is a food diary?

Easy things first.  A food diary is simply a log of what we eat and drink throughout the day.  If we eat or drink it, we make a note of it for future reference.

2017-04-24

Movement is good for us...ALL of us

Stroke rehab

This morning I was honored to be asked to do a demonstration of the Stroke Rehab Classes I take on Friday afternoons.  It was for the Silsden Stroke Support Group (3rd Tuesday of each month, contact me for details) and we did our regular warm up and a few of the simple exercises to show the group.

2017-04-18

Springtime Challenge, anyone??

For anyone who has trained with me, or heard me get on my soap box and go off on one, you will have noticed how i like the “little and often” method of getting good at things.

For those who don’t know, the “little and often” method is simply doing a little of something, lots of times (the clue is in the name).  Doing this means we get a lot of practice at something, without any single dose breaking us into pieces.

But over time, with all this practice, we get better at the thing we are practicing!  You have heard it before...Practice Makes Perfect!

2017-03-27

Sunday Bootcamp on tour again!

Sunday Bootcamp on tour

This Sunday, 5th March, bootcamp will be on tour again!

When:

Sunday 5th March, 10am.

Where:

Grimwith Reservoir.  Click below for a map...

2017-03-01