What is functional strength training?

What is functional strength training?

It is about getting stronger across your body’s movement patterns, rather than just body parts. It improves athletic qualities like strength, power, stability and mobility. That gives it huge carry over to sport.  It’s not just for sports performance or athletes...
Does cardio kill gains? Do it right and it won’t

Does cardio kill gains? Do it right and it won’t

‘Cardio kills gains.’ It’s the gym bro myth that will not die. The statement has been around for decades and it’s one that many lifters still fear to be true today. Is it true? No, not if it’s done right. I used to avoid cardio like the plague. Then I realised in time...
Learn the 90/90 stretch: Eliminate tight hips

Learn the 90/90 stretch: Eliminate tight hips

The benefits of the 90/90 stretch If your hips are stiff, pinchy or just not moving well, start with the 90/90 stretch. There is a logical, biological reason for this: it targets the deepest stuff. This is a principle of effective mobility training. To expand range of...
LIIT workouts: Get fitter and recover faster

LIIT workouts: Get fitter and recover faster

Low Intensity Interval Training (LIIT) is a cardio workout that has repeated bouts of “low intensity” exercises combined with short periods of rest. Think of it like going for a steady run, cycle or swim. The intensity is the same. Instead of racking up the miles, you...