Many people ask me what I do for a living and when they hear my answer it’s sometimes met with confusion, or like the majority who say “oh, like a personal trainer”. Well, it’s actually very different from a Personal Trainer (PT), mainly because I don’t train people, I coach them – there’s a massive difference.
The basic lunge is a staple exercise for all those wishing to be more functional, and with multiple variations it’s an exercise you’ll never get bored with. That said, the lunge twist is still rarely seen and when I have seen it attempted it hasn’t exactly gone to plan. If you want stability then master this lunge variation!
In order to function properly we need strength and mobility, but we also need stability and control. In this article I explain the fundamentals of Dynamic Stability Training (DST) (sometimes referred to as Functional Stability Training) and how you can get better at it to prevent unnecessary injuries and improve your physical performance through increased efficiency.
The topic of movement competency (ability) has received little attention in the scientific literature away from elite level sports performance. However, there are a few dedicated professionals who are striving to bring this ‘missing link’ to a wider audience with a view to increase people’s awareness of its importance for the reduction of unnecessary injuries and increased performance.
Squats are, in my opinion, an awesome exercise for just about anything! However, as with all exercises this is only the case when the squat is performed correctly. With this in mind here’s my take on why most people have difficulty squatting. For common squat faults click here.
By Spencer Brown
The topic of movement competency has received little attention in the scientific literature away from elite level sports performance. However, there are a few dedicated professionals who are striving to bring this topic to a wider audience with a view to increase peoples’ awareness of its importance for the reduction of unnecessary injuries.
By Spencer Brown
Muscle activation is essential for physical performance and function, and it refers to the stimulation (or re-education) of underactive muscle fibres. Isolated strengthening exercises are used to target particular muscles and/or muscle groups to increase their force production capabilities through contraction actions (i.e. by moving certain joints in isolation).