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
Some Tips for Coaching Proper Form
Proper (or correct) form is essential to ensure your clients get the most out of their exercises and reduce the risk of injury. This quick article outlines the core principles of coaching good technique. Whether you are coaching a client through a: Basic plank, squat or lunge; or More technically demanding move such as a… Read More
What is the Content Validity of Level Two of the RAF Aircrew Conditioning Programme?
Introduction The prevalence of flight-related neck pain in all Royal Air Force (RAF) aircrew is 66% and 70% in UK fast-jet aircrew. The RAF Aircrew Conditioning Programme (ACP) has been designed to enhance pilot performance through reducing fatigue and strain injuries, particularly to the neck. Content validity of the ACP was assessed to determine the… Read More
How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up
How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up (aka Push-up for our American friends). One of the best things about boot camp fitness workouts is the fact that they often require very little equipment. Whether you are in a class with a dozen other people or have put together your own makeshift boot camp workout… Read More
What is Motor Control Stability?
Abdominal and trunk aesthetics (aka washboard abs) is a common discussion topic between exercise professionals and their clients. Media (e.g. social, magazines and TV) can exacerbate and perpetuate this infatuation with a well-defined, and highly visible ‘6 pack’. Just like clients have different goals regarding their 6-pack, exercise professionals have different exercises that they consider… Read More
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