Are Deep Squats Bad For The Knees?

  If you asked me when I first started as a trainer I might have had a different answer. No, knees going over the toes is not bad… Why not?   Highest compressive forces typically happen around 90 degrees knee flexion (thighs parallel to floor). This is, in part due to surface area contact between the femur…

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Are The Knees Going Over Your Toes When Squatting Bad?

  Isn’t my knees going over my toes bad when squatting??   If you asked me when I first started as a trainer I might have had a different answer. No, knees going over the toes is not bad…   Why not?   To descend below parallel thighs, your knees will go over your toes…

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Is Posture Really Important In Manual Handling?

Summary 1. There are “better” ways to lift so that the appropriate musculature take the load in most cases. 2. We are typically strongest through the mid-range of a joint – Therefore work to increase range of motion via mobility to “widen” the strength curve. 3. “Perfect” lifting posture is not always possible or necessary…

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Does Your Exercise Make You Happy?

If exercising or your activity does not make you “face-painted toddler on a jumping castle happy”, then it’s time for a change. It can. It should. It just means that you haven’t found the program, style, coach or community that suits you. We will be changing the health of South-West Sydney yet do it in…

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Does The Equipment Matter?

Yes and No. Yes: We have acquired some of the best quality equipment on the market for our rigs, racks, bars, dumbbells, kettlebells, benches and weight machines. We even have a custom sled track. We’d love for everyone to test out our gear on our open day. We feel the quality equipment feels better, lasts…

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