What is the Best Foot-Strike Pattern For Running? (And Why We Miss the Point)

What is the Best Foot-Strike Pattern For Running? (And Why We Miss the Point)

If you run, there’s every chance you’re aware of the heel strike vs forefoot strike debate. For those unaware, there’s no current consensus on which foot-strike pattern is “best“ to decrease injury risk and improve running performance. There are many well-informed and passionate opinions of…

Research: Grunting Provides a Competitive Advantage

Research: Grunting Provides a Competitive Advantage

The topic of grunting in tennis is both interesting and controversial. Many spectators see grunting as disrespectful and ultimately annoying to listen to. I personally know a few die-hard tennis lovers who can only watch certain players with the volume down. On the other hand,…

Why the Cause of Tight Chest Muscles is a Stiff Upper Back

Why the Cause of Tight Chest Muscles is a Stiff Upper Back

On the surface, treatment for tight chest muscles is well-defined. All they need is a consistent stretching regime to loosen them up over time. It comes across as a no-brainer, doesn’t it? But what if I was to suggest there’s more to tight chest muscles…

Research: Resistance Training Is an Effective Treatment for Depression

Research: Resistance Training Is an Effective Treatment for Depression

An Irish systematic review of current research has found resistance training may be a very helpful treatment for depression. And this may be important when we consider the impact depression has on the world today. Many of us have a broad appreciation of what depression…

Why I’m At Odds With Evidence-Based Practice

Why I’m At Odds With Evidence-Based Practice

Over the last few years, I’ve been questioning what the term ‘evidence-based practice’ means to me personally and professionally as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). I understand what it is and why it’s important, but I can’t help but feel we’re collectively losing a little perspective.…

Research: Cold Water Immersion Stunts Muscle Hypertrophy

Research: Cold Water Immersion Stunts Muscle Hypertrophy

The thought of cold water immersion may not instantly sound appealing to the uninitiated. Yet despite this perception, we often underrate its ability to enhance our health and quality of life. Thanks to pioneers like Wim Hof and his Wim Hof Method, we are slowly…

The Marc Pro: 14 Unique Benefits to Revolutionize Your Rehab & Recovery

The Marc Pro: 14 Unique Benefits to Revolutionize Your Rehab & Recovery

How familiar are you with the Marc Pro device? If the answer is “not very” and you value fitness and performance then you’re hopefully in for a treat. The Marc Pro is a tool you need to at least be familiar with going forward for…

How to Recover Faster: 13 Ways to Optimize Your Post-Workout Recovery

How to Recover Faster: 13 Ways to Optimize Your Post-Workout Recovery

The rise of the internet has brought with it access to a worldwide network of cutting-edge fitness and workout information. We’ve never been so spoilt for choice when looking to push ourselves to the limit. And while there’s almost infinite depth to the training conversation,…

Research: Resistance Training to Failure Leads to Less Muscle Hypertrophy Than Sub-Maximal Training

Research: Resistance Training to Failure Leads to Less Muscle Hypertrophy Than Sub-Maximal Training

Training to failure is a common characteristic of many strength-training programs. So much so that we often see it as essential to optimize muscle growth and strengthening. And although we think of training to failure as “training hard” there’s mounting evidence to suggest we may…

Strava Report: Our Running & Cycling Habits in 2018

Strava Report: Our Running & Cycling Habits in 2018

If you went running or cycling in 2018 there’s a good chance you’re one of the 36 million people who used Strava – one of the best fitness tracking (and stalking) applications available. A few months ago Strava released its annual “Year In Sport” report detailing the exercise…