Tag: Training Tips Wednesday

Whats is this Tabata craze all about?

A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness and weight-loss benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like CrossFit? Is it like circuit training? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot…

Bottoms up! Creating your own ‘buns of steel’

Weak muscle areas can lead to injury, as one of my group fitness class clients has recently found out. Hip injuries, for example, can come from weak glutes. Here’s a few glute strengthening exercises to help you create your own ‘buns of steel’. 🙂

Freezing cold? Tabata indoor workout

Tabata is a brilliant way of getting a great fat burning workout into a busy schedule. Here’s a quickie you can try. It will only take you ten minutes! But, it will be a hard core ten minutes!

Mobilising the shoulder joint

I was asked last week about shoulder stretches. It’s interesting because shoulders are a much neglected area when we perform stretches. Seated desk jobs, pool posture, repetitive sports all contribute to shoulder restriction, particularly swimming.

This week’s question: elbow pain after exercise

I was asked by a client this week about how to avoid elbow pain. They are a squash player and suffer elbow pain for a number of days after playing, in their serving arm. They asked me what they could do about it.

Why does my calf hurt when I run?

 The pattern seems to be a predictable one: the runner has increasing pain that builds up as the distance continues, sometimes culminating in having to stop. But what is the cause?