• Gimmicks

    Stimulating the brain. Literally!

    937 words; estimated reading time 4 mins, 41 secs. Stimulate your mind I find the whole gimmick culture that plagues sport, exercise, and health absolutely fascinating. The thought processes and craftiness of the people who think up, and market these…

  • Fitness

    The power of us

    1234 words; estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 10 seconds.   The social merits of physical activity are widely recognised. In fact, exercising in the company of others seems to be a really powerful motivator for exercise engagement across our lifespans.…

  • Fatigue,  Health & wellbeing,  Strength & conditioning

    Tired….

    Dealing with training fatigue Regardless of work setting, an exercise professional primarily focuses on stimulating physical or physiological adaptations through the cunning manipulation of exercise stressors.  Achieving positive adaptations involves the somewhat vague challenge of trying to balance the complex…

  • Critical thinking,  Strength & conditioning

    Evidence based what?

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an offshoot from a movement within medicine and health services (Evidence-based Medicine, EBM), that called for clinical decisions to be based on the best available research knowledge and critical scientific evidence. The origins of EBM are…

  • Media influence

    Zombie apocalypse.

    Ahhh the power of media!! I suspect that it’s made most professionals’ work a lot more challenging. As a 60’s child I grew up in a time when a professional had pretty much sole and protected access to the information…