“You don’t let me get away with things like the others do!”

“You don’t let me get away with things like the others do!” I’ve nothing much to say today except to blow my own trumpet.  Because this was a lovely compliment (well, I took it as a compliment, anyway) I got from a couple of ladies the other day. I had to step in when a … Read more “You don’t let me get away with things like the others do!”

Fixing the right problems and doing your back in

Don't do this you muppet...I was chatting to someone about their strained back the other day.

***Disclaimer!  I’m not any kind of physiotherapist, so I am not any kind of expert in this.***

She had pulled her back picking up a bag from the floor, so she was asking me for some things to strengthen her back so it won’t happen again. But because I have way too much free time on my hands and am a bit of a nerd, I tried to investigate and understand the problem and come up with a good solution.  So I started off with a very important lesson I have learned…

Often, a pulled muscle is not due to a weakness in that particular muscle, but because of a weakness in a totally different muscle.

Why?

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Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Pregnant Weight Training A while ago I wrote some posts about exercise during pregnancy (click here, here, here and here).  So here is a little bit extra on the subject. I want to direct you to a new bit of research done to test the safety of resistance training for pregnant women (click here for … Read more Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Recommended reading: Weight training during pregnancy – Lieke’s experience

Because a couple of people have asked me recently about training during pregnancy, I’ve found myself reading up loads on it (remember, I’m not claiming to be any kind of expert, so if you know better, please let me know).  But I just read this blog post (click here to read it) about one ladys personal experience of weight training during her pregnancy.

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Exercise Workshop last Sunday

So I did my first Exercise Workshop on Sunday, and first and foremost I want to say a huge congratulations and thank you to all who attended!

Exercise Workshop

Exercise Workshop

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, I had plenty of positive feedback (all of which was “good” or better!) and I think everyone learnt some new and important things over the 2 hours.

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Now taking bookings for my first Exercise Workshop.

Don’t forget, Sunday, July 4th from 10am – 12pm.  My first exercise workshop covering safe, efficient and effective resistance training techniques. Click here to book your place on line, or you can come see me in the gym at Craven Fitness Centre.  Bare in mind, I’ll only be there in the mornings these next couple … Read more Now taking bookings for my first Exercise Workshop.

Coming soon…Exercise Workshop in Skipton

After weeks of fighting to get it arranged, I’m finally in a position to announce my first Exercise Workshop here in Skipton, North Yorshire! It will be an indepth tutorial on how to do some of the main, fundamental resistance exercises and how they cross-over to virtually every other exercise you do. It will cover … Read more Coming soon…Exercise Workshop in Skipton