The Front Squat – Why Should I Learn It?

The “front squat” is an under-utilised variant of squats, there’s a few reasons why, but it also might be the most useful for our function if we take the time to learn it. After all, most of our squatting or “doing” happens where the load is at the front as opposed to a weight directly…

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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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Barefoot is Best: Reasons To Go Barefoot (Be The Weirdo)

  “Be the weirdo” – Ido Portal   Many people today wear shoes their entire life. From the moment you went outside to play as a child, you wore shoes to be safe. At school you may have worn the heavy, hard soled leather shoes; at a time the foot was going through a highly adaptive…

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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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Take Exercise Not Paracetamol for Back Pain

A study published in The Lancet from The George Institute for Global Health regarding low back pain and the effectiveness or paracetamol has supported the work Exercises Physiologists have been completing for a while now. The study found that taking paracetamol was no more effective than taking a placebo.  BUT, there were ways it could be improved….. What…

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