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15.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Stretching is an ancient form of exercise that goes deeper into evolution than man himself . For example my bulldog Mack, every day after having a snooze, gets up and does a series of stretches to loosen up before his walk! Most martial arts and athlete training programs for weightlifters, gymnasts, sprinters incorporate stretching as an integral part of their development. Stretching has also been part of healing practices for thousands of years, Tai Chi used in Chinese medicine is common practice as a form of healing. Yet for many people today it is often ignored, overlooked, misunderstood and even abused. So does that mean everyone should start stretching all the time. Well, not exactly. This article will help you to understand stretching better and how it applies to you. 

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15.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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The benefits of Saturated Fats, along with abuse of Cardio training is by far the most misunderstood and controversial health and fitness concept we talk about with our clients. Conventional medical authorities say that consumption of saturated animal fats is bad for you and causes heart disease. We are told “ If you eat too much fat you will get fat”. But a hundred years ago, fewer than one in one hundred Australians were obese, and coronary heart disease was virtually unknown, and the typical diet consisted of butter, full fat milk, bacon and eggs for breakfast with meat and lunch and dinner. We still regularly get clients who have told us they are on a low fat diet because they were told to do this to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, lose weight etc. We then ask them has this been working for you so far and how long have you been doing this? In some cases they have been doing this for over 10 years! And still persisting with something that does not work, but if anything making them worse! I believe this is called the definition of insanity. But why are people so confused? Where did all this confusion come from anyway and how do can you find the correct research to give you the right information. In many cases clever marketing has fooled us but even our so called Government standards have also been tricked. No wonder we are so confused.

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10.03.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Everyone wants to have strong legs, for we know that we need strength to perform even simple tasks like walking up stairs. And all of us would love to have the great athletic lean toned muscles you see with elite athletes. There are many exercises and methods used to do this but if you get it wrong you can create a multitude of problems. Lately, there seems to be an epidemic of knee related injuries. There are many reasons for why people may have developed knee pain but by far the most common cause is from tight hips, restricted ankle mobility and faulty movement patterns that in turn create weak gluteal muscles (your butt) and lastly a weak VMO muscle (one of your Quads). It is very important to understand that the VMO weakness and knee pain is often caused by the four factors I just listed. This article I will explain exactly why. And often the weak gluteal muscles can also contribute to other injuries in the lower limbs such as Achilles, plantar fasciitis, hip and groin problems, back problems and even shoulder problems! Here is 5 simple steps you can follow to ensure that you get on top of your injury or prevent it if you only have mild soreness. This program we have effectively rehabilitated over a thousand different knee injuries over the past 12 years as specialists in rehabilitation using movement retraining methods and simple process for correcting muscle imbalance.

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