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04.05.2022
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Most people are aware of the importance of having strong glutes and how much influence they have over almost every leg movement we make. Weak and dysfunctional glutes are associated as a contributing factor with almost every lower limb injury and even lower back injuries, so it makes sense you know how to keep these muscles strong and firing correctly. They are also a pivotal muscle group with sporting athletes looking to improve speed and power. The main problem with trying to strengthen the glutes is you can easily create a ton of compensatory problems at other joints if you choose the wrong exercise or perform it poorly. How do you know where to start, and what exercise should you progress to if it is too easy? In this article, I am going to share with you a detailed analysis of 15 exercises explaining exactly the purpose of the exercise and who it is best to. I will also provide a video explanation of exercise so you can implement this in your training straight away.

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19.04.2022
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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One of the most difficult things for many people to understand when they first begin strength training is how to brace the core. We have all heard the saying, “set your core”, or “keep your tummy tight” but what does that really mean? To make it even more confusing, there is a multitude of different instructions and cues that are regularly used leaving people unsure of what they are meant to do. It is vital that you know how to correctly set your core muscles, for they can be the difference between good performance and injury. In this article, I will explain exactly how to do this correctly so you can implement this in your training immediately.

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06.04.2022
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Gut health is a term that is thrown around a lot in the media these days but like everything to do with health it is very rarely explained correctly. I am sure if it was explained correctly the information I am going to share in this article would be common knowledge and many of the chronic health problems we see today would either not exist or managed much better than they currently are.  Gut health is something that I rate very highly for myself as it is something I have struggled with at times over the years. The first thing most people think of when they hear the term ‘gut health’ is how our body digests food. While this is definitely its major role, gut health is so much more than that as it can have a direct impact on the health of your entire body. It can influence the health of our immune system, and even your mental health, and works extremely hard to keep us healthy and happy. Our gut breaks down the meals we eat into a functional form that can enter the bloodstream and go where it is needed in the body. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle with poor nutrition and high levels of stress can greatly affect the health of our gut leaving our body exposed to serious digestive diseases to food intolerances causing problems with how our body extracts nutrients from food. The message is clear, when gut health is compromised, we are guaranteed to face major health consequences.

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