Improving Movement: Sequencing, ROM And Skill Development

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:26+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Mobility, Performance Training, Understanding Movement|

When looking to improve a movement you need to consider both Sequencing and ROM. Sequencing and ROM are both components of skill so lets look at them individually... Sequencing Sequencing is a description of how our bones move in space - direction, rotation, speed - and how that movement relates to the bone next to [...]

Kayleigh’s Story – Back To Squatting Pain-Free

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:26+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Injury Rehabilitation, Mobility|

Kayleigh came to us unable to squat. She'd been experiencing difficulty with her squats and lunges for years and had never really got to grips with these movements, despite having numerous Personal Trainers at the gym. Often squats and lunges would become uncomfortable and sometimes painful to perform. After receiving physio to help with some [...]

[Video] Deadlift Form Movement Analysis

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:28+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Performance Training|

Here's a voiceover video analysis of a client's deadlift form. I thought I'd post this video to give you some idea as to how we do things here at Sport Function. Once you switch your eyes on you can achieve great things with movement! Got A Question? Email us using the form below... [...]

3 Great Exercises For Runners

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:28+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Running|

I recently had a question over email about the best functional exercises for runners to perform. It's a great question but before I go into some exercise examples let's look at the skills that are advantageous for a runner. 3 Components Of Good Running Mechanics 1. Minimum Ground Contact Time This may seem obvious but the ability to get [...]

Why It’s Important To Understand Movement As A Personal Trainer

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Understanding Movement|

If you've been in or around the fitness industry a while you've probably had exposure to a wide array of training styles, systems and programs. You've also probably developed a bias towards a particular type of training or system - it may have got results for your clients or it maybe the way you like [...]

How To Improve Thoracic Mobility With Movement

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:29+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Mobility|

I had a great question from a subscriber yesterday about how to improve thoracic mobility... "How do you increase thoracic spine mobility for back bends and contortion. Especially when your lower back and shoulders want to do all the bending?" Before talking about how to target the thoracic spine with mobility exercises it's important to [...]

How To Increase ROM In Minutes WITHOUT Stretching Or Foam Rolling

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Mobility|

Did you know that it's possible to increase ROM in minutes, just by moving? The common approach to increasing mobility or ROM before training is often to static stretch or use a foam roller. Unfortunately ROM is largely misunderstood, especially in the fitness industry but I'll leave this statement for another blog post! For now, just understand that [...]

How To Rehabilitate An Overuse Injury

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:29+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Injury Rehabilitation|

Overuse injuries are common in sports like running Overuse injuries in training are common. Tendonitis, shin splints and tennis elbow are a few examples of overuse injuries and often rest, stretches and isolation exercises are the prescribed treatment protocol. It may be that this kind of treatment will be all you need to [...]

How To Hit More Glutes In The Squat

By | 2017-04-19T17:00:29+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Mobility|

Glute training is an increasingly popular addition to strength training programs and 'glute activation' is often talked about in training. The most common schools of thought on muscle activation are to either "squeeze" something when you perform a movement or perform another exercise before the main movement. The problem with these methods is that they don't guarantee you'll [...]