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Squatting below parallel — should we do it?

How deep should we squat? This is a common topic of debate amongst fitness professionals. Here's my take on the matter.

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Preventing lower back pain caused by physical activity

In this post, we’ll go through a few ways in which you can prevent the likelihood of sustaining a LBP injury from physical activity.

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High-intensity functional training (HIFT) on health and performance

What does the research suggest about CrossFit or military-style training and how it can benefit you?

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Effectiveness of sports massage, its misconceptions, and how to look for a therapist

If you have taken part in sports or am an avid gym member, you may be familiar with the sports massage therapist. Here we will discuss what to look for and to expect from a treatment.

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Strength and aerobic exercises together can improve performance

How much is too much cardio in one resistance session? This recent paper explores the use of aerobic exercises at different intensities to improve performance. A further insight into the effects of concurrent training during a detraining period demonstrated some interesting results.

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Does caffeine chewing gum increase performance?

Caffeine is a natural performance enhancement substance used by many in their day-to-day lives. However, can it improve rugby performance by delivering it during half-time?

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Effects of supersets on barbell bench press performance

Supersets may help you improve your bench press performance depending on which outcome you desire. It will affect peak force and velocity differently.

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Using the Back Squat to Predict Lower Extremity Injuries

An alternative screening method to prevent injuries associated with lower body movements.

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Improving performance through self-myofascial release or instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilisation

A recent stance on a comparison between the use of equipment such as foam rollers and instrument-assisted manual recipe.

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More adaptations with less volume using velocity-based training

A recent study on an alternative method of training which could increase adaptations with less training volume.

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Does listening to music improve performance?

Most of us will listen to music whilst we're training, but does it actually improve performance and reduce the perception of fatigue.

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Unilateral vs. Bilateral Exercises - Improving Sprint and Agility

An insight into the effects of unilateral and bilateral exercises on sprint and agility performance.

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5 ways to boost client retention

Get creative and keep your clients for longer with these practical techniques.

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How to improve overhead stability using unstable loads

A comparison between different training conditions by hanging weights at the ends of a barbell using resistance bands.

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3 ways to really impress your clients

Here are some good ways to improve your client retention and satisfaction.

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How to ride the fitness trends in 2020

Learn how to take advantage of current trends and grow your business.

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5 ways this blog will benefit you

Take less than two minutes to find out how this blog will benefit you greatly.

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