The Ultra-Trail Snowdonia: ‘Beautiful beyond belief, Savage beyond reason’ The inaugural Ultra-Trail Snowdonia, supported by SILVA, certainly lived up to the hype. The brainchild of UK ultrarunner Michael Jones, the race was host to the first truly alpine-scale ultras in the UK. 50 and 100 mile races (which were closer to 60/110!), with over 6000m/11,000m […]
We’re excited to see Wales host its first ultra-trail running race – The Ultra-Trail Snowdonia – on the 12th and 13th May, in the heart of the Welsh mountains. Thanks to Michael Jones, the ambitious Race Director, there will be two distances to choose from; a 50 or 100 mile route. Each is packed with […]
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE? Myofascial Release has become an increasingly common form of massage treatment across the world, but do you really know what it is? Here we reveal some key fact about the effective sports injury treatment. Fascia is a thin, elastic type of connective tissue that supports the human body, including muscle, […]
Why Use a Mouthguard for Sport? Contact sports such as rugby, boxing, football and hockey all risk impact to your mouth. We’d all like to have a healthy smile, right? Research carried out by the American Dental Association show that athletes without mouthguards are likely to suffer 60 times more impact than those with protection. […]
With summer upon us and Wimbledon fever just around the corner, many more people will be playing tennis. Whether you are a regular player or someone who has been inspired to take it up recently, it’s important to know how to stay fit and injury free.
Staying fit, healthy and active are the main goals of most runners. Incorporating BLACKROLL® exercises into your training routine improves mobility, prevents injuries and supports recovery. When used correctly, BLACKROLL® products help restore elasticity in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding the muscles, joints and bones. Along with stretching and cross training, this will keep […]
Tight hamstrings muscles are a common problem among athletes and non-athletes. Our lifestyles mean we often sit too much, hunching over at the desk or in the traffic. This causes bad posture: rounded back, head forward, slouchy shoulders, tilted hips. The entire kinetic chain is connected and if some elements are too short or too […]
The quintessentially British Wimbledon Tennis Championships takes place from June 27 to July 10 in 2016. In the run up to the historic tournament, we reveal some fascinating numbers, statistics and facts.
There are in fact two muscular systems to take into consideration when implementing an effective core conditioning programme for a football player, and they are Stabilisation and Movement.
We all have unique, individual training needs based on our own fitness and ability. For some it the ability to be able to move just for day to day tasks, others it’s for our leisure activities with friends through to competitive athletes. Posture and mobility are a habit and due to our daily activities whether […]