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Which nutritional supplements do I use? Paul on 25 July

People often ask me about which supplements I use to support my health and athletic training. For a number of years now I only use supplements from Xtend-Life because of their purity, quality and ingredient choices. These are the ones I regularly …

Recognising progress Paul on 25 July

Being able to recognise progress will help support your improvement in any area of development. In most cases a goal for rehab or sports performance may require a big change from where you are to where you want to be. This implies that you will not …

Paul's 15 minute walk progressions Paul on 05 January

What you’re about to discover here is really great when you want to build strength-endurance in your hips, legs and feet. You might be getting back on your feet after injury, or maybe want to build condition prior to heavier training. In …

Exercise progression: Rehab and beyond. Paul on 25 July

When you are first given specific rehab exercises to do they have to be appropriate for what your body can handle at the time. Too difficult an exercise could easily make things worse or get you into bad habits. Sometimes to undo bad habits we have …

The 3 core areas Paul on 22 March

Physical function Your physical function is underpinned by your posture, muscle balance and biomechanics. Addressing these with us will allow you to build to your full potential and avoid many problems associated with aging. Your long term …

Finding benefits in everyday activities Paul on 25 July

Everyday activities are important to consider because by their very definition you do them often. The way you approach them can greatly affect your rehab or sports training. These tips will hopefully get you thinking of many more ways that everyday …

Successful stretching Paul on 25 July

Note: This article is not about stretching techniques but shows you ways to help make stretching more effective. Before discussing stretching let me first say that if you are stretching because of muscle pain then you do need to bear in mind …

Attributes of fitness Paul on 25 July

Fitness is not a singular thing. It comprises of different attributes. The mix of these attributes is what you then think of as your fitness. Understanding this, and what these attributes are, can help you take your rehab, everyday fitness, or …

The 'multiple gains' approach to rehab, fitness and elite performance Paul on 04 June

This is perhaps my biggest secret. Well, not anymore! Mind you, it's a very long and boring article. I'm not sure you want to read it... Oh, you're still here? Ok, so the secret is that... Your best results do not come from a single …

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