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13.08.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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If there is one thing I am asked almost every day is, "what are the best VMO exercises for my knee". And I must admit I hate writing these articles that label things the "best" as there is no definitive best exercise for everyone, only the best exercise for you. Some people the missing ingredient may in fact be stretching or a mobility drill, others it may be a technique tip with how they squat or run, and others it may be strengthening an area that is very weak. The real secret to knee pain and patella instability is identifying your weakest link using in depth assessments, and the results of these tests will determine your program. If you do this right you will find the real problem is not anywhere near the knee! Having said all that I am going to share with you in this article the 5 most effective and commonly used VMO exercises I have successfully to treat knee injuries over the last 13 years as a rehabilitation trainer with both sporting athletes, and everyday people with knee pain.

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23.07.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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You need to strengthen your core is one of the most used sayings in the medical world as much as the health and fitness industry over the past 10 years. From the rapid spreading of Pilates classes promoting "core workouts", to Sporting clubs adopting core training for the players in the belief it will prevent injury, and even to therapists and Doctors prescribing planks and abdominal exercises to treat back pain and various other injuries, the message is clear training your core is great for your body. We have been convinced to believe that anyone with strong abs is less likely to be injured and that if we spend time getting our abs to burn it is a good thing. Like so many things to do with nutrition, and  this is where some small bit of information has been twisted around to become a completely different message, and end up being nothing what it was intended. What I am going to show in this article is that not only is many of the core workouts people use to prevent injury is not only a waste of time but contributing to creating pain!

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18.07.2018
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Most of us have experienced the complete agony of a muscle cramp before and understand how it can bring you to a complete halt until you address the problem. Though cramps are usually harmless and disappear on their own after a few days, they can greatly impact daily activities and movements. Ongoing cramps are a warning of a more serious problem that needs to be addressed and knowing what to look for is very important. There is a lot of confusing information about why cramps happen and I see so many people waste their efforts, money and time on searching for relief from this condition but not addressing the underlying cause of the problem. This article I hope to give you some clues and ideas as to what these causes are and several ways to treat and manage them to get rid of your cramp for good.

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