Have you ever done calf raises and noticed awkward movement? Have you been running and felt uncomfortable?
Poor ankle movement or mobility could be to blame and its something we look out for during your personal training. We want to share a super quick exercise you can do to help correct it.
I've recently been cajoled into running again, having vowed to myself the only thing that would get me doing it after leaving the military would be a successful London Marathon entry!
Well, the marathon hasn't called yet, but I have been nudged into miles by the Total Rebuild gang, and have to admit I still enjoy it.
It has already taken its toll on my glass knees and ankles though, so I asked Jamie MacDonald to share this tip on improving your calf raise, to help ensure you're moving correctly at arguably the most important point for runners. Read more to find out how.
I remember getting taught the Turkish Get Up Technique several years ago and realising how it took so much out of you once you'd learnt to do it right.
The great thing is that anyone can benefit from performing the Turkish Get Up if you have the mobility to do so.
If you want to really FEEL what your body is capable of, a Turkish Get Up (TGU) is my favourite exercise to perform.
By the end of this post, you will have a great insight to Turkish Get Up Technique, and how and why to do them.
Most days, you put your body posture through the wringer without even thinking about it.
We sit in cars during our morning commute, followed by more sitting at work, and potentially more hours staring into smartphones or the TV. This can cause us to form a “hunched back” position, making us look more like a bell ringer than a bell lifter.
Ready to restore that upright posture?
If you have been in a gym or worked with a trainer, you have most likely seen or used the roll mat shaped tube known as a foam roller.
When done properly, the benefits of foam rolling to you are numerous. It can help prevent injuries, aid in recovery, reduces pain and muscle tightness, and even strengthen your core. I want to share with you the most commonly useful rolls you can do . . .
You train because you want to feel and look better, or see a physiological improvement for an activity. You need to stay healthy and injury free to do this well.
Total Rebuild screens the movement of all of its clients to make sure we are actually helping you and giving you the training you need to improve, the only class/coaching facility in Plymouth to do this.
The following outlines the basics of the Functional Movement Screen, along with some of the compelling benefits it offers.