Monday, 30 July 2018

Parkour Examples and Caution

Following on from my post What is Parkour?, which explains what Parkour is, how it differs from Freerunning and what its origins are, we focus on examples of the fundamental element of efficient movement, Parkour moves, and cautions when practicing.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

What is Parkour

A pastime that I always wanted to get into and eventually did was the art of Parkour. We have all seen at least one instance of someone wall jumping and doing crazy acrobatic moves, and who can fail to be inspired by the Parkour themed video for David Guetta vs The Egg's "Love Don't Let Me Go"? Or by Parkour legend S├ębastian Foucan's Parkour chase in Casino Royale.

So good I just had to embed it!

Monday, 23 July 2018

Time under tension, the importance of tempo

A fundamental element of exercise is the amount of time you keep your muscle under tension during each repetition. It can have a dramatic effect on what adaptations you seek to achieve. In this post I aim to help show you how to manipulate this acute variable to your advantage.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Latest Updates

The latest update to the site's design is a brand new header designed by myself. I've samples using various different colour schemes made however the grey one seemed to work best with the site at present. I personally like it that much I may use it for any branding in the future.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Bodyweight or calisthenics?

A common misunderstanding in the fitness world is the terms bodyweight and calisthenics. Some personal trainer's even advertise themselves as specialising in both. If you come across such a trainer I'd suggest finding another one who knows what they are talking about and has experience of the terms they use so carelessly.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Dorsiflexion - The importance of ankle mobility

Having troubles with your squats or deadlifts? Do your knees collapse inwards during leg exercise? Need to do exercises with your heels on weight plates to get better range of motion? Good bet that you're suffering from a lack of ankle dorsiflexion, which is the ability of your foot and shin to move closer together.

Lack of mobility in the ankle can cause problems and functional compensations that radiate up throughout your entire kinetic system not just affecting your knee and hip alignment. Concurrently the hip itself can also affect ankle mobility.