How and why to bend at the hip

How and why to bend at the hip

  The ‘hip bend’ or ‘hip hinge’ is a movement we perform easily when we are toddlers, but as we grow older and our spine starts to develop, most of us allow this natural flexibility to lapse. This results in us using and depending upon the spine far more than we...
How to work those hips, knees and toes

How to work those hips, knees and toes

 The lunge is a movement that places the hip in an extended position, but its special gift is its ability to place one hip in ‘extension’ and the other in ‘flexion’ at the same time, so helping with flexibility and mobility as well as general fitness.To perform the...
The case for the chest press

The case for the chest press

  The chest press is a vital compound movement that should be incorporated into every weight training regime. Whether you are using a barbell, dumbbells or a machine chest-press, the basis for the movement is essentially the same – a push is a push. Not just for...
Fitness seasonal greetings

Fitness seasonal greetings

 The festive season is upon us, so this will be my final fitness drill post for this year. It’s a time when we quite rightly make merry, eating and drinking as we celebrate the many seasonal festivities. Yet there is no need to beat ourselves up if we find office...

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