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19.04.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Of all the leg exercises you can use in the gym, the Multi Direction Lunge is right up there as one of my "go to" exercises for it does so many remarkable things for your body. The lunge itself is a great exercise in it's own right, but the multi direction lunge takes the benefits to a whole new level which we will explain in great detail in this article. The Lunge is one of our 7 key movement patterns needed for optimal movement, and is arguably the most difficult & most athletic movement and is a key movement needed for anyone playing sports. It also is one of the most difficult to learn. Our sedentary lifestyle where we sit for long hours creates extremely tight hip flexors, which are not a good thing when doing the lunge. The lunge requires great flexibility through the hips and quads while at the same time demanding incredible strength through the core and the glutes. It is for this reason we love the lunge so much for most people are weak in these areas. The multi lunge has a few extra characteristics to it that provides you with some great building blocks for other movements. Let's look how this works.

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06.04.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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It still amazes me after 13 years of being a trainer and working with all types of people for sports, injury and various health problems just how many people skip the warm up when they workout. It is seen as an inconvenience and a waste of time by many who drive to the gym, get straight out of the car and want to get right into it! Yet watch any professional athlete prepare for their match and their warm up could take as long as 30 minutes. Why? For they know a warm up is pivotal to sporting success, not only in preventing any unwanted injury, but will enable their body to perform at it's peak. But what does a good warm up consist of? Well this can vary on many things, such as if it is for sport or is it for gym, what workout you are about to do, if you have any injuries, and lastly what tight spots you have that need addressing. This article we will assume you are someone with no injuries, and is about to do a strength workout at the gym.

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27.03.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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We all know that getting older is something we cannot change or avoid. We know that time will come when we just cannot move as fast as we did in our youth, and for some it may be in their 30's that they begin to feel some changes. But for most of us, it will be in our 40's that we notice many things that we just cannot do as easily as before. This is also why you rarely see professional sports people continue to play in their 40's and when they do, they are not the same formidable force they were in their previous years. Many of us who competed in sports all our life will have experienced a lot of wear and tear on muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons and the little aches and pains we bounced back from quickly, now seem to take a lot longer to recover from. Even how our body metabolizes and digests food changes in our 40's. Now this doesn't mean you need to give up, or avoid exercise, you just need to be aware of the necessary changes to your training and diet to accommodate the changes to your body. You can still achieve incredible results in your training, you just need to be a lot smarter in how you go about it. This article we show you how.

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