Bike Fit Course – Day 1

I’ve been looking forward to this Bike Fit course for ages. Like most mad keen cyclists, I’ve played around with my position on the bike a fair bit. I have to say, without any great success. I think I’ve really just got the bike fairly close to a good position, then adapted to it! By

The Bullies and the Bullied – Part 2

Last time we started talking about the bullies and the bullied.  In part 1 I talked about the bullies of the body and why they are so powerful.  Today we will look at the ‘bullied’ areas of the body. As I see it the bullies are the: Hips Feet Thoracic Spine and the bullied are

The Bullies and the Bullied

Having talked about the thoracic and stiff hips in cycling recently, it got me thinking about the bullies and the bullied of the body.  I usually don’t like to generalise too much, however, there are definitely areas of the body that hold a lot of power and areas that are more prone to suffering symptoms.

Increasing Hip Mobility

If you’ve been fowling this littles series on Hip Mobility in Cycling, then you’ll know the last post was on Assessing Hip Mobility. Now we have covered that and you have assessed for the root cause, we now need some strategies to help solve the hip mobility issues. Let’s have a little look at some

Assessing Hip Mobility

On Monday, we looked at Hip Mobility in Cycling. It’s certainly an interesting thing to look at as it can have many causes and like almost anything else, does not have a single solution. Today, we’ll have a look at assessing off weight bearing and a 3D on weight bearing assessment. Off Weight Bearing Clearly,

Hip Mobility in Cycling

it may seem logical that in cycling the place to look is in the sagittal plane, those who have been reading my blogs a long time will know, that may be a mistake too! Most commonly, a severe

System Flexibility

Amazing response to last weeks post ‘Muscles Working as Pumps and Springs’.   I definitely think we will be coming back to running again soon 🙂 Today we will be getting back to the principles of function and looking at ‘System Flexibility’. Following on closely behind 3D movement is system flexibility. They are related because

Muscles – Working as Pumps or Springs?

Going back a couple of posts we talked about ‘How do we Run?‘ Super fun topic and one of the most popular posts we’ve had on the blog since I started writing again 🙂 So today I wanted to look at one of the key elements you need to know so you can begin to

Understanding Movement Dysfunction

Understanding movement dysfunction is an ever illusive topic.  I can see myself in my 70′s still pondering the best ways to try and understand, categorise and screen for movement dysfunction (hopefully in a warm country!!).  However, striving for the best framework to assess and treat is something we all have to do, otherwise we would

How do we Run?

I have a good friend who was trying to break 3 hours for a marathon. After a couple of very, very near misses I asked/invited myself over to share my thoughts on running. I wrote a powerpoint presentation that was far too long…but I hoped would help get him to his goal. My theory was