Tag Archives: Pre-Hab

Ground Based Movement – Why Should I Bother?

The importance of efficiency in strength and conditioning cannot be understated. Whether we’re looking from the point of view of the coach or the athlete, the resources we have at our disposal are limited. With everything we do in our … 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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F is for… False Economy

George Osbourne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will present the 2012 Budget at midday tomorrow (Wednesday), outlining the Government’s plan for the economy for the year ahead. Amidst a tough economic environment the world over, the onus of the coalition government … Continue reading

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Hamstring Training: Knee Flexion

Today’s instalment is about getting the most from knee flexion exercises. The standard ‘3 sets of 10’ on the leg curl machine just won’t cut it anymore… Go Heavy, Train With Density Hamstrings are fast twitch. Knee flexion is as … Continue reading

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Hip External Rotator Mobilisation

In the first part of our HIRD action plan we looked at exercises to strengthen the internal rotator (IR) muscles. Most people will experience some good initial improvements in range of motion (ROM) following these strengthening exercises, however we now … Continue reading

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Hip Internal Rotator Strengthening

So, you’ve found out that you or your athlete has got a hip internal rotation deficit (HIRD). Here’s how to go about putting it right. The HIRD Action Plan Yes, this is oversimplifying things somewhat, but there are two main … Continue reading

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