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12.10.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Achilles tendinitis is a common injury for all athletes and fitness participants, especially those who run seriously as a sport or main fitness activity. It is often the result of overuse from repetitive actions seen in running and jumping sports and statistics show that it is one of the most common of all overuse injuries, accounting for 10% of all running injuries. This is a much different injury to an acute stress or accident-type injury such as an ankle ligament sprain from rolling an ankle or a collision injury often seen in sports like football. Like all overuse injuries, once it sets in it can be extremely difficult to get rid of so it is vital you prevent it from happening in the first place. Ignoring the warning signs is dangerous and can lead to full Achilles ruptures which is something that is seen a lot in professional sports like NBA basketball. I see a lot of similarities with this injury and ACL injuries in relation to the underlying cause. In order to prevent the problem you need to know what causes it. Unfortunately, it is not a simple answer to explain as the cause can differ from person to person and can be a multitude of factors you need to keep in mind. In this article I will explain the lessons I have learned from suffering and recovering from an Achilles injury myself years ago, along with research and my experience working with many complicated cases.

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07.10.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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One of the best additions to the strength training world in recent years is the use of battling ropes. They are a very simple and versatile piece of equipment to that are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.  They can be used in an infinite number of ways only limited by your imagination and can provide that edge in your training that may be missing. Battle ropes are thick, heavy ropes with one end of the rope wrapped around an anchor at its midpoint so that 2 evenly lengthened ends can be held in each hand.  The ropes are usually waved, slammed, or pulled and there are a seemingly endless amount of different exercises and variations to choose from. In this article, I will explain the 7 main benefits to your health and fitness when using ropes in your workout. Also make sure you check out the workout video at the end of the article that features 10 versions you can try.

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28.09.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Over the past 18 months the media attention given to the Covid-19 pandemic has saturated our TV, radio, social media and every part of our lives as our Governments scramble in a race to try and protect the health of the community. With endless lock-downs, mask regulations, social distancing and other draconian restrictions placed upon the community that we have had to endure, it has all been accepted as part of the trade for “keeping us safe”. I seriously doubt they are really worried about our health for if they were they would be addressing the “hidden pandemic” that has been left unchecked for years, and is about to burst its bubble? That pandemic is OBESITY. When you consider that this population is at the highest risk of developing several deadly diseases, you would think we would have things in place to address this problem. Unfortunately, there is very little focus given to treating the underlying causes of this problem as the medical world is obsessed with finding cures and magic pills. I also believe a serious discussion must be had relating to several interesting questions relating to recording statistics of being overweight such as the use of BMI. And lastly the value of being overweight and fit, versus being overweight and unfit. In this article, I will discuss these interesting questions and more in great detail and give you something to ponder about your own health.

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