Should we consider Monitoring Squat Speed & Depth when Assessing Dynamic Balance during Single-leg Squats?

Research Paper Title Dynamic Postural Control Is Influenced by Single-Leg Squat Speed and Depth Under Single-Task and Dual-Task Paradigms. Background Single-leg squats are a common dynamic balance clinical assessment. However, little is known about the relationship between parameters that influence squat movement and postural control performance. The objective of this study was to determine the… Read More

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Why it is Important to have the Correct Form when Weight Training?

Weight training has loads of benefits, for example it can help to strengthen bones and, in so doing, assist in helping you ward off age-related diseases such as osteoporosis. However, if you do not adopt the correct form when performing weight training exercises you can do a lot of damage to yourself and can hamper… Read More

Burpees!

From an exercise perspective, it is Burpees Day for me. The Burpee is a great full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. It was created by Dr Royal Huddleston Burpee as part of his PhD thesis when he adapted the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) – think start position of a… Read More

5 Minute Cardio Exercise You Can Do At Home

When you mention cardio, people usually think of jumping around in classes or running all over the country seeking the runner’s high. While aerobics classes and jogging are considered cardio, cardiovascular exercise has a much broader scope and can be incorporated into almost every form of exercise. What is Cardio Exercise? In simple terms, cardiovascular… Read More

Staying In Top Shape after Retirement

A military career often comes with a rigid and invigorating physical exercise regime. As the guardians of your nation’s safety and freedom, you always want to be in the best possible shape. But, as you reach retirement age, it can be tough to keep to the same schedule as you may have had when you… Read More

Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

Research suggests there are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Gender Differences For example, research has examined the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk. However, findings were inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle… Read More