How do you stretch and why: part 2

A lot of research has been done into stretching and its benefits. Much of this research is inconclusive as to whether stretching after exercise prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Static stretching before exercise has in fact been proved to impede performance. 

Stretching after exercise: why do we bother?

Stretching is one of those things we are always told to do by trainers or group fitness instructors, but why bother? What exactly does it do? This is part 1 of a two part mini series on stretching and flexibility. Here are a few… Continue Reading “Stretching after exercise: why do we bother?”

Common Q/A for a personal trainer

There’s always some similar questions and answers that a personal trainer gets asked. Everyone wonders, some ask me, some don’t. Over the years I find I answer the same questions, to different people. Here are four common questions I get asked.

Ever regretted a training session?

Ever thought this? (Apart from those DOMS days!) Thought not. But there’s plenty of other things that we do instead with our spare time that we spend a lot of time regretting! Thought this was a great sign!