Guest blog by Annette Verpillot, President, Posturepro  Here’s what you need to know… 1. Bad posture increases muscle strain and tension, as muscles that are not aligned are forced to work harder to fight gravity. 2. Bad posture increases risk of back pain, nerve impingement and slipped disks, because the spine does not have the
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strength coaching
By Jerome Simian, founder of Synaptic Athletics I took my first course with Charles Poliquin in Montreal in 1997. That was way back when he actually had hair! I was discovering the field of strength and conditioning then.  I was never a gym rat but was always interested in sports performance and I don’t think
intestinal permeability
Guest blog By Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN from Designs for Health There was an interesting article published last week in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition regarding heavy exercise induced intestinal permeability in athletes When one thinks of nutritional supplements for athletes, they usually think of nutrients that increase or enhance energy and sports performance. However,
faster footballers
by Moritz Klatten, Champ Performance, Hamburg, Germany Although some footballers from the past were so individually gifted they would succeed in any era, today’s best football teams would mostly likely dominate the best teams of 30 years ago – even those of 20 years ago and perhaps even 10 years ago. Advances in nutrition and sports
neck training
by Moritz Klatten Champ Performance, Hamburg, Germany When coaches design a strength training program for boxers, they usually start by addressing the muscles most specific to punching power, especially the arms, chest, and shoulders. Neck training is commonly overlooked, particularly if the coach believes practicing the sport is enough to develop these muscles. The truth
There are many legends in the sport of boxing The ones who get the most attention are usually the big hitters: Tyson, Foreman, Marciano, Hearns, Durán, and most recently Golovkin. Some sports writers and coaches would say that devastating punching power is a gift. Yes, talent does prevail, but the fact is that punching power
This is one of my favorite exercises for the last weeks of preparation in grappling sports such as wrestling This one is demonstrated by Victoria “Mangoose Ninja” Anthony, winner of a few international wrestling tournaments such as the Klippan Cup Basically, you pull up to 30 degrees or so, paused there for 2 seconds to
band training
Band training has been a staple of the training of elite powerlifters for the last 25 years. The credit goes to Louie Simmons for popularizing it in the Iron Game. However, I saw it for the first time in a French book by Lucien Demilies. And the book dates back to the thirties… Attaching bands
GABA in Relation to Action Planning A study published last month in Scientific Reports examined participants who consumed a GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) dietary supplement. This study demonstrated an increased ability to modulate action control strategies. These strategies are needed to quickly and effectively react to fast-moving stimuli (such as driving a car in rush hour). GABA is
How and Why we use the Safety Bar Squat Today I am going to demonstrate the Safety Bar Squat and explain why we use it.   Filmed at Clean Health Performance Centre, Sydney, Australia