Blood Flow Restriction training: what is it and could it help?

Several years ago I was being given a guided tour through the sports science and training facility of a top international Olympic training centre. After seeing the muscle testing labs and heat chambers, we made our way down to the bottom floor, where the gym was located. We passed a sprinter doing multiple box jumps and a weightlifter performing front squats before arriving at a woman lifting what appeared to be a light load (by Olympic standards) on a trap bar deadlift. I was wondering why she had not just one but three spotters. I didn’t need to wait long. After the last repetition she just stood there holding the bar, clearly in discomfort and then her legs started to shake uncontrollably. Within seconds, she sat down ‘forcefully’ and two of the spotters removed occlusion straps that were wrapped around her upper thighs. The other spotter was there to ensure she didn’t fall over! Continue reading “Blood Flow Restriction training: what is it and could it help?”

#16 Why should I ignore the number on the scales?

This is such a long term repetitive issue I have with clients that I decided to do a rant today because WEIGHT DOES NOT MATTER people! There are other better ways of measuring your progress!! Continue reading “#16 Why should I ignore the number on the scales?”

Low-Carbohydrate VS Low-Fat Diets For Type 2 Diabetes

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Photo Credit: Global Weight Management Federation

Two of the biggest health issues facing society today are overweight/obesity and type 2 diabetes. Despite therapeutic advances, prevalence of both conditions continue to soar. This suggests more effective treatment strategies are required to reverse the trend. Continue reading “Low-Carbohydrate VS Low-Fat Diets For Type 2 Diabetes”

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