Posts Tagged Core training

What are Turkish Get Ups good for?

This is a question I have been asked a number of times this week and it seems to be cropping up quite often, along with the slightly more trivial “Why are they Turkish?” To be totally honest I think a better question to be asked would be “What aren’t Turkish GetUps good for?” The answer would probably be shorter. If […]

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Why don’t you make us do sit-ups at W10?

Sit-ups are probably one of the most commonly prescribed, so why don’t we use them often at W10? Are they un-safe? We probably wouldn’t go that far, although leading back health researcher Stuart McGill thinks so. McGill states that sit-up and crunch variations place 3,300 newtons (the equivalent to 340kgs) of force through the spine, which will aggravate existing back […]

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Telegraph feature: Do we need core training?

Check out our feature in the Telegraph titled ‘Do we need core training? http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/news-features/TMG11026089/Fitness-Truths-Do-we-really-need-core-training.html “Abdominal training, or core training to give it is more popular name, divides opinion more than perhaps any other aspect of fitness. Some people will have us believe that specific core training is everything if you want to move well and stay injury-free, whilst others will […]

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Our view on ‘Core’ training in today’s ES

Those who are familiar with our Results Based Fitness approach and goal specific programs will be aware of longstanding view on ‘core training’ and the overemphasis that’s been placed on specifically targeting the ‘core’ or the ‘abs’ – for both aesthetics and function! Along with fat loss, ‘core’ strength is the thing that many people tell us is their goal. […]

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Worth a read: The Primal Blueprint

We’ve all just finished reading The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in their health and improving their fitness. It’s a very easy read, giving plenty of good information but without preaching, patronising or boring you to tears with long-winded scientific explanations! (although you’ll get just enough to give you a reasonable […]

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The Core Training Myth

An interesting article written by leading health and fitness writer and journalist Peta Bee quoting some of the leading researchers in the areas of back back and injury rehabilitation. We are not posting it here because we are anti-Pilates, but because we have long agreed with the opinion that too much emphasis has been placed on ‘core’ training and ‘functional’ […]

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