Tips for Staying Active in Covid

. Tips for Staying Active in Covid Although we were all very motivated to get out and exercise when the pandemic first hit, we have heard a lot of reports of people losing their motivation recently and decided to try and give a few tips to help get back on track. Use your chores:Household tasks like scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming can all add up when done at a brisk pace. They can work the […]

Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

Overuse – Shoulder Tendinopathies

Have a sore shoulder that has been bugging you for weeks, months or even years? Does it hurt to raise above your head, or do you wake up to being incredibly stiff? You may have rotator cuff tendon problems (tendinopathy). Chronic shoulder pain is not only a daily hassle but can eventually stop you doing the things that you love such as playing sport, picking up the grandkids or participating in gym classes with your […]

Squats – my favourite exercise.

Squats are one of the most functional exercises we could ever perform, this is why they are my favourite exercise to prescribe. They help strengthen some of our most important muscles like our quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings and calves. We need these muscles to be strong to complete normal activities like walking, going up stairs, bending to pick things up or getting out of a chair. If you do not have the strength to squat you […]

Exercise of the Week

Sit and Stands Exercise Stand in front of a step or platform and sit down, placing your hands next to the hips. Lean back as you extend the legs out in front of you. Bring the feet back in and stand up, using your hands to help you up if needed. Add intensity by taking the hands away and/or adding a jump at the end of the movement. Repeat for 40 seconds and rest for […]

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