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18.07.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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We have all experienced the complete agony of a muscle cramp before and it can bring whatever you are doing to a complete halt until you address the problem. Though these are usually harmless, and disappear on their own after a few days they can make it temporarily impossible to use the affected muscle and greatly affect what you are doing at the time. Ongoing cramps however are something that needs to be addressed and knowing what to look for is very important. There is so much poor information about why these happen and I see so many people waste their efforts, money and time on something that is not the true reason they have the muscle cramp in the first place. This article I hope to give you some clues as to where you need to look.

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09.07.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Pulling movements are some of the greatest exercises you can use in the gym to build a strong and healthy body, great posture and incredible grip strength. From chin ups to bent over rows these exercises are known for targeting massive muscle groups like the Lats, Trapezius and Rhomboids, not to mention they all hit the ever popular muscles like the biceps too. It is also one of the key functional movement patterns we need for daily activities in life. But if done poorly they can also lead to a host of problems around the shoulder and neck. This article shows you 7 of our preferred exercises for developing the pulling movement pattern.

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05.07.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Returning to sport after an ACL injury is a long and demanding road. The common time frame following surgery is 9-12 months before a person can make a safe return to sport. The main reason for this is the time it takes the anterior cruciate ligament to vascularize (more on this later). However there is several problems within providing a recommendation based solely on a time frame, or even just evaluating the knee itself to see if it is intact. What I am going to show you in this article is that the evaluation criteria for returning to sport which uses a blanket template can be majorly flawed, for it often ignores that each person is different, and their weaknesses or reasons for sustaining the injury in the first place is what must be identified and corrected before returning to sport. Neglecting to address faulty movement patterns or restrictions at other joints is why so many athletes, both professional and amateur will suffer repeated injury and can derail even the best of athletes such as Derek Rose a former MVP with the Chicago Bulls. If you are an amateur or professional athlete and looking to return to sport after ACL surgery this article is a must read as I show you 5 critical factors you must achieve if you want a safe return to sport and minimize your risk of another rupture.

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