Five signs that you are over stressed and under nourished

These two often go hand in hand because imbalanced blood sugar is one of the most common causes of stress within the body and most people are overly stressed with external issues such as jobs, relationships, finances etc and under fuelled internally leading to a host of symptoms within the body. Lets explore some of those and why!  You have low… Read More

Our New Venue!

The Performance Zone Fitness and Rehabilitation Studio is underway! For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been planning for years to open my own venue, I’ve just been waiting for the right premises to come along. During the initial lockdown I managed to make this more of a reality by securing a premises and… Read More

Part 2 ; Fascia in Movement

Previously, we looked at what fascia is and what its functions are. In this post, were going to look at why its so important for movement. In part one, we explained that fascia covers and connects a range of different structures in the body and creates a continuity of soft tissue. Work by Tom Myers… Read More

Concentric Only Training, Why Use It?

With an abundance of different training techniques, it’s often hard to know whats worth incorporating in to your training. Ultimately, different training techniques will suit different people for a variety of reasons such as their athletic background and what they are training for. Most people have a fairly generic training goal of being fitter, stronger… Read More

Foam Rolling Literature Review – Does it Work?

Recently I have been asked a lot about my view on foam rolling, so I have decided to put together a post highlighting my personal opinion, as well as a little bit of the current research. Foam rolling has been around for a while and while it’s widely used, the mechanisms of how it works… Read More

The Hip Flexor Series – Part 3 – The Hip Capsule and Self Mobilisations

As we previously spoke about in the last two parts of this series, Hip Flexor Tightness (HFT) is a common problem and once this has been diagnosed, a stretching programme should be started to promote extensibility of the muscle complex and prevent future injuries from occurring. While static stretching to this muscle group alone tend… Read More