Movement

Left your run a bit late to get your summer body ready? Feeling a little flabby from a gluttonous winter and want to get in great shape and fast? Bootcamp, Zumba, Yoga, Crossfit, Running, Circuit or Pilates; how should you best invest your time when it...

It’s true. I lose 9 kilograms in 5 days through a combination of restrictive eating and carefully planned dehydration before each of my fights. It’s terribly hard, probably not healthy and definitely not sustainable; I put most of it back on in 12 hours. If you’re reading...

The average person sits for 9.5 hours a day. For many of you this number is probably much higher. You are most likely to be sitting as you are reading this. How much time did you spend on the derriere yesterday? Not just at your...

For close to a decade I suffered from a chronic knee injury, which significantly impacted my ability to play the sports I loved so much. I saw every knee specialist there was. The most common answer I got was that I had a weak VMO...

Pain is in your head but it doesn’t mean it’s not real. When people first come to see us they are usually past the initial or acute phase of an injury. Even though the injury has healed there is often some degree of residual pain. From...

If you want to be a better runner start running, a better swimmer start swimming. However one of the biggest set backs for any beginner or elite runner is picking up a frustrating overuse injury caused by too much running. Sports Medicine Australia shows that...

As the Mckinsey Maxim goes ‘You can manage what you measure’. However many people have the perception that if I am thin than I am fit. This has led to us defining our health by the numbers on a set of scales. That skinny somehow means...

How do I get rid of my fat at the bottom of my belly? How do I get my butt to lift up? How do I get rid of my bingo wings? These are just some of the questions I get asked everyday when it comes to exercise...

As a society we are obsessed with the idea of thinness, there is a preconceived notion that our level of fatness is the best indicator of our overall health. A recent book, The Obesity Paradox by Cardiologist Carl Lavie, is challenging this conventional wisdom, suggesting...

Ye olde static stretching! Servicing runners since the beginning of time. But is it the best way to prepare yourself for your running endeavours? Static stretching has long been thought to improve performance and prevent injury; the reality is, it actually causes an immediate strength and power...