“My mini crusade to rescue the ITB from the foam roller! Trying to relieve ITB pain can be very difficult, as well as a long process, so I understand why using a simple solution like rolling it out on a foam roller is tempting. A lot of us are also told by our personal trainers, […]
There are numerous schools of thought as to what is considered appropriate rehabilitation. As an MSK physio I have always believed in two key aspects of rehab: safety and fun. At University, I resisted the temptation to learn rehabilitation from a book feeling it would squash any holistic creativity. I therefore embarked on deriving programs and movement […]
Getting back onto the slopes can be a doddle for some who have kept a good baseline fitness throughout the year with the other sports they participate in, but for others…..well, lets just say, that a little pre-ski holiday preparation can really make a huge difference – and not just to the tired jelly legs […]
Phew! We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…….it’s not any easier in terms of intensity but I really do feel different in every way. A typical conversation taking place: Bev (an Educogym client) walks in telling Charlie that she has been on a clothes shopping spree. She has lost a stone […]
Although today was hard, my legs felt less painful. This is due to the fact that apparently my muscles are getting used to each exercise. The important thing Catherine taught me today was intensity! By this, she got me to move quickly onto the next set without any break between. Catherine stated that, in the […]
Back to arms again today which I was slightly dreading but my muscles seem to be adapting to the exercises and although I was doing greater intensity it felt less strain and recruitment of every other muscle in my body to complete the exercises today. Total weights workout onle 5 and a half minutes, but […]
Still feeling muscle soreness from my arms session, I was really surprised to find that this completely disappeared as I trained today. My session was still very hard but my arms were feeling great at the end!
I arrived this morning (Thurs) to expect to jump straight into legs, but NO, Catherine takes me straight into the consultation room for a quick measurement of the abdominal region and a weigh in, and here’s the results: 2.6 lbs in weight down 1″ off waist 1.5″ off mid tummy 2″ off lower tummy It’s […]
Today, although still a little “jellish” in the arms, Justina took me through a very consistently strenuous programme of shoulder and arm weights + abs. We discussed the benefits of eating at the right times and I learned today that it is always best to sustain from eating up to an hour and a half […]
Chest and back today! Charlie waiting to take me through the programme and then it starts……..I felt the “burn” today. Could barely lift my cycling helmet on the way out. Felt tired straight after, but an amazing surge of energy about an hour later.