As a Physio I’m often asked which one is better: free weights or machine weights? The answer invariably depends on your fitness goals and your level of gym experience. However, with a few caveats, I would say that free weights trumps machine weights overall. Here’s why. For the majority of people, the three main advantages […]
Katie is our Patient of the month for August. She has been exercising every single day for 1 year. Now that’s committed! From Katie: “I absolutely love my fitness journey. I am grateful and extremely proud that I made the decision to challenge myself to work out at the gym every day to embed it […]
Earlier this month on the outskirts of Paris, Frenchman Robert Marchand cycled for one hour around a velodrome. Covering a mere 22.547km, it was not his speed that attracted the hundreds of fans to cheer him on, but rather the fact that Robert recently celebrated his 105th birthday. On average we are living longer, and […]
There are a lot of really great reasons to do strength training. But do you know your individual risks for injury? When it comes to the gym, the shoulder is the most commonly injured part of the body and some of these injuries have nasty long-term consequences. Cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries do occur […]
The Modern Man is getting more and more open Minded but we still have a little way to go. There has been a large shift in the traditional weight training approach recently with many athletes and weekend warriors stepping away from purely traditional free weights and incorporating other methods including flexibility, agility and the forever […]
2012 is an Olympic year and yet again you’ll see clinically obese, scarlet-faced men in lycra lifting enormous weights. While there are few things more useful (or entertaining) in life than being able to lift a small car, is it all due to the use of the back belts these people wear?