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How and When to Use the Y Balance

In the first part of this post I explained what the Y Balance is and how it should be performed. This follow-up instalment will look at how and when I apply this exercise with some of athletes I coach. Using … Continue reading

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What is the Y Balance?

The Y Balance is a phenomenal exercise. When you look at it, it requires pretty much everything; strength, stability, mobility… and balance of course. This first part of this post will take you through what the exercise is and how … Continue reading

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You Can’t Just Balance Push & Pull (Part Two)

When we parted last time out we were stuck with a programme the fuelled the internal rotators at the expense of the external rotators. The second part of this double header will look to explain why this becomes problematic and, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Just Balance Push & Pull (Part One)

We all know that too much of one something is bad for you, a point beautifully illustrated by the good old bench press. Most people now know that too much pressing is a sure fire way to mess up their … Continue reading

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Barefoot Strength Training

Barefoot training seems to have been in resurgence for the last decade or so with countless coaches and trainers extolling its benefits. Even the latest ‘innovations’ in footwear technology have been designed in an attempt to mimic the natural action … Continue reading

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