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How do I train my clients? Part 3

Introduction Fundamental Fitness Training’s aim is to develop your overall fitness, it can be described as; “The general preparatory phase is usually placed in the earlier part of the preparatory phase and is structured to emphasise the development of a general physical training base”. It’s the training I use with beginners after they have completed the […]

How do I coach my clients? Part 2

Introduction Movement Training is the first stage of the Christopher Hole Training Method, it’s the foundation to exercise for the person involved. It’s primary aim is re-educate movement, using the fundamental movement patterns and core skills. “Are you the guy that helps people move better and feel better or are […]

How do I coach my clients? Part 1

Introduction The Christopher Hole Training Method is conceptual framework of coaching movement and exercise. It’s a body of research that has been organised into a curriculum to give me greater clarity and application as coach. Like the national curriculum we use in schools it “provides pupils with an introduction to […]

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What is osteoarthritis of the knee?

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis, which is a long-term and crippling disease caused by the inflammation of joint that results in pain, sweeping, stiffness and limited movement. There are 2 common forms are; Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis also comes in 2 forms; Primary Secondary Primary osteoarthritis is linked with […]

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Plantar fasciitis: What can I do to make it better?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that effects the bottom of the foot and there are some things you should do and some you shouldn’t. Around 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis at sometime in there life. It’s common in people over 40 years old but can occur […]

How to create a strong lower back that can overcome back pain

  On a regular basis I work with people who want to get a strong lower back that can cope with the demands of everyday life and overcome pain. The answer to this doesn’t always lie in the exercises or workouts you do but more in how you do the […]

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Charlie Weingroff: How to use exercise to deal with low-back pain

Charlie Weingroff in a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He was most recently the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC.  He is also Director of Clinical Education for the […]

Kelly Starrett from MobilityWOD talks on how to optimise human movement

In 2005, Kelly Starrett started San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 30 Crossfit gyms and the first such gym to incorporate an on-site physical therapy practice. After years of seeing ten of thousands of athletes – from elite athletes to weekend warriors – move in our group classes and […]

Back spasm, how to reduce them & have a stronger back Parts 1-3

A back spasm happens mostly when you lift something from the floor but it can happen by reaching, carrying, getting up or any movement. So why does a back spasm happen? In general terms they happen because your body isn’t being used correctly. You might not have been lifting correctly, […]