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DOMS, otherwise known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is a common term used in the area of training and fitness. But what is it DOMS, why do we get it and how can we make it better? Is it okay to train when we are sore and are there things that we can do to help us recover from DOMS? We’ll be discussing all this in our blog below.
Some people love having a set routine which they follow almost every day, but others say that having a routine is too boring and lacks spontaneity and freedom. While having a routine sounds quite regimental, it is not to say that you need to do exactly the same thing every single day. Life happens, and plans do sometimes change but research has found that having a schedule that you use as a guide most days has a wide variety of benefits which we will discuss below.
As the name suggests, the posterior chain is made up muscles found on the posterior side of our body, mainly the gluteals, hamstrings and lower back but also the calfs, erector spinae and latissimus dorsi muscles. Although a lot of people train these muscles for aesthetic reasons, and why not, their function is by far a much bigger reason as to why you need to get them strong.
As you can tell from the title of this blog itself, there are quite a few different variations of the deadlift; namely the conventional deadlift, the sumo deadlift and the trap bar deadlift. The question is, is there one better than the other or should I be using one instead of the other due to my goals and what I want to achieve?
The shoulder is a very important joint in our body as it allows a wide variety of movement in different ranges. Most of us are aware of movements such as vertical and horizontal pressing and pulling as well as abduction (movement away from your body) and adduction (movement towards your body) of our arm but we often neglect 4 crucial movements which are retraction, protraction, depression and elevation of the shoulder blade.
It is true that men and women are two different creatures, but this does not mean that training should be completely different between the two genders. The principles and basis of training should be the same for both male and female with the same exercise library but there are a few things that we need to keep in mind.
Squats are great! Squats use the main muscle groups in our lower body, they use the hips, knees and ankles, they can be used to build mass, to become stronger and improve athletic performance, to improve our mobility around different joint etc. Put simply, everyone should be doing a squat variation; of which there are many. Today we are going to discuss the two main types of squats, that is, the back squat and the front squat – the difference between the two, if we should prioritise one over the other and when should we be doing what.
The holidays are long gone, we’ve had our share of fun, food and drink and it’s time to get back to reality and go to work but we start feeling groggy a few days in and before we know it, we’ve got the flu or a really bad cold.