Barefoot Children Are Smarter

Schoolchildren with no shoes on ‘do better and behave better in the classroom’, research shows… A decade-long study reveals that heading into the classroom sans shoes could also be one of the keys to a good education. Researchers at the University of Bournemouth followed children in over 100 schools in 25 different countries for the…

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How Should You Run? Slow Motion Running Technique

At Fit Clinic we have three types of runners come in for running and gait retraining… 1. Runners wanting to improve technique, 2. People learning to run, or, 3. Runners with some form of injury aiming to overcome it. We then provide corrective exercises for the specific problem, focusing on improved movement patterns. One common…

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Why Use a Deadlift?

The ‘Deadlift’ or variations of can be used in a number of reasons…. For weightlifting, bodybuilding or even lower back rehabilitation. When completing a Deadlift, aim to hitch from the hips and maintain a neutral back throughout. Your hips will hitch back slightly as you maintain a slight bend in your knee throughout the movement,…

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What Causes Injury In Running?

A Brazilian study asked runners what they felt were the main reasons for injury in runners. Not stretching, too much training, lack of strength or incorrect shoes or foot type. What were the actual reasons? Training error High BMI Previous injury “Run Free” will improve your running though: Assessment and re-education of your running technique…

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What’s Involved in the ‘Run Free’ Program?

“Run Free” is a 12 week running performance program. Run free focusses on the areas of improving running technique, improving speed and preventing/rehabilitating running injuries.   Have you ever wanted to: Run faster? Run without those niggles? Get to the ball quicker? Just learn to run properly? We may all be born to run, but we…

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