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Stretching – Do it in the gym or at home?

I know that we all need to stretch out after a gym or training session. I know that that not stretching is a recipe for disaster. However, I also know that most people spend all of their gym time doing their exercises and think a couple of hamstring stretches as they walk to the exit …

Gym Programmes

WWIC’d – A gym formula to kickstart the year

I’m on a march to get my clients to max the benefit they’re getting from the gym in the time they have available. Time is precious, so I’m building programmes that are short & sharp, that only takes around an hour out of your day door-to-door. I’m suggesting a very simple four stage workout… Warm-up, …

Functional Fitness

How to make best use of time in the gym

I know a lot of people struggle to find an hour to spend in the gym on a regular basis. The main reason being that for most of us it isn’t just the hour or so when we’re actually in the gym, it’s the 20+ minutes getting ready and travelling to the gym, followed by …

Functional Fitness

Eureka… Some science behind my Functional Fitness thinking

I’ve had a long held belief that varied exercise is better for me. It’s never been in my nature to plough all of my efforts in one activity or competitive challenge, instead if done things in parallel. When my weekends were spent kayaking, I was also cycling, when I was windsurfing, I was probably running. …

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Big accident… good fitness has made my recovery quicker

Accidents happen, some are worse than others, but last Saturday I had a bad one that knocked me for six. Last week I felt as though I’d aged ten years, but I’m coming back round now and am confident that it’s my fitness that’s helped me. Before I tell you what happened, I need to …

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They say races are won in the winter…

There’s a loose saying amongst cycle racers that their (summer) races are won in the winter… and what they mean is that, rather than putting their feet up in front of a warm fire, they put in the hard yards, early starts and long hours over the winter months to make sure that they’re in …

Rugby Fitness

Rugby Under 15s Fitness – Part 2 – Destabilising the core

In Part One, we’ve focused on instilling good technique that works your core effectively. In Part Two we’re adding some ideas to engage more muscles in your abdomen and make your code work harder. A ‘normal’ plank concentrates on the layers to the front and middle of your core, so you can extend that to …

Rugby Fitness

Rugby Under 15s Fitness – Part 1 – Start at the core

As we start back in the new season it would be good to start getting some routine exercises alongside Thursday (and Sunday) training, so to help we’re going to give you some tips each week to help build some workouts that hopefully you’ll be able to find time for. Important note, this isn’t a competition …

Functional Fitness

What is Functional Fit

Functional Fitness is broadly a training approach taken to help the body be ready for everyday situations. At Functional Fit our aim is to help you develop the fitness that you need right now, to support you to maintain that going forwards and provide accessible programmes to help you take that next step in achieving …