I’m quite excited to say our new rehab and conditioning studio is almost finished and after some final tidying up at the weekend we’ll be good to go. We’ll be offering personal training here with Chae Cramb as well as using it for our rehab sessions.
This is a really interesting podcast from The Well Rounded Athlete. It is a discussion with Dr Jim Afremow and whilst it is looking at things from the point of view of athletic performance you could apply the principles to all walks of life. Dr. Afremow is a leading mental performance consultant, and the author of The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive Continue reading “Building a champions mind”
This is an interesting podcast on strength training for distance runners from Magness and Marcus over at the Science of Running.
Another great infographic from Yan Le Meur
Just because your job is to play a sport at the highest level it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the process, not that it’s fun all the time but then who’s job is? Here’s a video from British tennis pro Heather Watson who reach the final of the Hobart International yesterday by beating her American opponent, Alison Riske, 6-3, 7-5.
I’ve posted one or two Yan Le Meur’s infographics over on the Facebook page and would definitely recommend checking out his site and following him on Facebook they contain some great information in a very accessible format. This is one from earlier in the week.
I was on the Dynamic movement skills course in November and have been integrating it into the treatment of one or two clients over the last month with great success. We are getting very noticeable differences in as little as a couple of sessions so I’m really looking forward to rolling this out as a stand alone system in the January.
The course works on developing and refining neuromuscular efficiency and motor patterns. This helps improve gross motor skills, balance, rhythm, coordination, speed and agility. These ultimately help to increase movement competence and confidence during daily activities and sport. In re-educating the neuromuscular system we are able to react more quickly and dynamically and through working in all planes of motion develop more rounded movement skills. The system also aids in correcting single leg dominance and through the progressive nature of it develop dynamic balance and core engagment which in turns allows for the development of better turning ability in sport.
I picked this one up on Facebook and it’s a nice follow on from yesterday’s video on brain smudging. How can brain plasticity improve your marathon time? It’s also well worth checking out the article linked at the end of the blog post.