“I’m active during my job, I don’t need to exercise”

Many people we see have very busy, sometimes physically demanding, jobs which by the end of the day may feel like a day’s worth of exercise. Working 7-12 hours physically and mentally drained by the end, must be exercise, right? Surprisingly, this isn’t the same as exercising and potentially have the opposite effects to our … Continue reading “I’m active during my job, I don’t need to exercise”

Running Analysis & Technology

We’re always keen to provide runners with the best opportunity to understand more about running and specifically how runners run. We love using technology and combined with assessment this works well for helping runners to get over injury and improve performance. As a team of techno geeks, imagine our delight when we got our hands … Continue reading Running Analysis & Technology

Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Hello, welcome back, so how did you get on with your first taste of outdoor training? The time has come to move things along and challenge the system a little more. So I'm going to outline the next level with a new set of exercises. Each one will be slightly more advanced than the previous … Continue reading Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

Now you've made the decision to head outdoors to train, it's time to get some structure into your session. As a regular gym goer you'll probably have your own routine and level you feel comfortable with, certainly an idea of what stage you're at in terms of what you deem hard or easy. So lets … Continue reading Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

7 Minute Work Out

I recently read an interesting article titled "7 minutes to get fit" with the catch line "Do twice a week. Job done". Instantly I was intrigued, fit in two 7min sessions, this ought to be good, or too good to be true. So I began to read. Studies have found you don't need to spend … Continue reading 7 Minute Work Out

Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Avoid HARM for acute injuries After injuring yourself it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you use, ice or heat? Rest or movement? Elevation or massage? The asnwers to these questions are found in the type of injury that you have sustained. Acute Injuries An acute injury is an injury with a … Continue reading Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Cycling Technique and Muscles

Cycling Technique & Muscle Activation: Thanks all for taking the time to read my blog about cycling. I'm only a physiotherapist and by no means a coach or bike fitter so these are just my observations and understanding from reading around the topic. Cycling Muscle Co-ordination The diagram to the left demonstrates the muscular sequence … Continue reading Cycling Technique and Muscles

Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

As I am a female bike fitter, we tend to get a lot of female cyclists come in for a bike fit, with their primary complaint being saddle comfort (with numbness and soreness being the top issues within this). It is unfortunately normal for cyclists to think that saddle discomfort is something that needs to be tolerated, but this is … Continue reading Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

London to Paris – How To Survive

In May 2013 a friend emailed a small group of us and outlined his plans to cycle from London to Paris, with or without us. In the spirit of naivety four of us agreed to do it, and so the date was set for October 2013. One would think this is plenty of time to … Continue reading London to Paris – How To Survive