December 1, 2010

Back

A lower back pain study from the University of Sydney has found that between 30-40% of chronic lower back pain sufferers actually have no back pain 12 months after their initial diagnosis. ‘For people with recent onset chronic low back pain, 35% will recover by nine months and 41% by 12 months’ They report that

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December 1, 2010

Injury

The PecDec machine has been in gyms for many years. The purpose of the PecDec is to strengthen the pectoralis muscles (chest) through horizontal flexion in an externally rotated position. The problem is when the elbows are bent and you are exerting force, the shoulder joint can impinge on the rotator cuff tendons leading to

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December 1, 2010

Resistance Training

It has always been my suspicion that aerobic training alone is not as effective as combining resistance training and aerobic training. If anyone has trained under my guidance before they soon realise that I combine both strength work and aerobic training. In this study they found that the subjects undertaking 3 sets of resistance training

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December 1, 2010

Abdominal Training

I have many people asking me what the best abdominal exercise of them all is. If you have been under my guidance whilst having a lower back injury you will recognise the side bridge exercise. I often thought through my own experimentation, and prescribing the side bridge, that it was an important exercise for the

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December 1, 2010

Complementary Therapies

I have been hit by the cupping monster. I occasionally have a Chinese massage when I am in a rush. It seems the therapist had plenty of time to whack some cups on me. He did ask me…something, I soon found out what it was. Relief from pain, no, not really, but some excellent battle

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