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22.11.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Earlier this year we gave you our Top 7 Pulling exercises and last year we gave you our Top 7 Squats. I had a few questions as to why we never followed up with the opposing movement of pulling, being pushing patterns, and what were our preferred exercises to use. The pushing action is very important for use in daily life and a weakness with pushing movement is linked to many of the shoulder and neck problems people suffer with. Most of the exercises people struggle to gain strength are with pushing, in particular females who have never completed strength training before. But true pushing movement patterns are not limited to the upper body, as the trunk and legs play pivotal roles in creating optimal positioning, stability and timing to execute this movement efficiently. This is the mistake so many people make who limit their training to body building exercises that eliminate the use of the legs. This article we are going to list our best pushing exercises in order of easiest to hardest. They are all great exercises in their own right, and make up a big part of our training programs for people of all ages and all abilities.

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15.11.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Choosing the right exercises is never an easy process if you do this correctly. There is many variables to consider such as current health status or previous injuries, and there are many things you must assess before hitting the gym and lifting big weights. What works for one person may ruin another, so an assessment is critical. But before you even do an assessment you need to know WHAT is the objective of this workout? What is your goal? This is very important for the process of program design and what will be the focus on the training. In this article I am going to explain why the order of exercises is just as important as selecting the right exercise or method, and how you could either enhance or lessen the effectiveness of your program by where you place key exercises in your workout.

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13.11.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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We have published numerous articles before about CHRONIC PAIN and what strategies and methods you can use to prevent it and rehabilitate an injury. One of the more interesting concepts we discuss is the difference between "good pain" and "bad pain". Many people suffering from chronic pain are looking for a remedy or a solution to remove the pain and suffering. But the big problem with this is, that removing the pain is rarely addressing the real problem, WHY the pain was there in the first place. We have been taught to see pain as a real inconvenience and that there must be some kind of pill, tablet or medical intervention to make it go away. Often when there is pain there is significant stiffness and tight muscles that will require some "good pain" via massage, stretching and exercise to restore the body back to balance. Without this "good pain" being implemented nothing will change. And unfortunately this is the cycle most people are stuck in as they are just seeing to get rid of symptoms and not address the true cause of the problem. In this article I am going to help you see how to approach your problem in a different way.

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