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Lower Back Pain: What MRI Scans Tell You and How Your Movement Habits Create Pain.

The first two videos in my new series on lower back pain and injuries. If understand what has caused the injury, you will know what NOT to do and what TO do to help rebuild the back. Part 1: Why MRI Scans Are Important   Part 2:¬†How Your Movement Habits Give You Back Pain

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July 6, 2016

Lower Back Pain: Where Do I Start?

There is no such thing as a “non-specific lower back injury”. If I’m honest, I have a success rate with lower back issues of 90%. That means one out every ten people who see me, fail to get on top of the issue and get back to pain free movement. Its not bad average, but…

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May 8, 2016

5 Supplements For Male Health

5 Supplements For Male Health Navigating the world of supplements can be confusing, fraught with pitfalls put in place by snake oil salesmen looking to lighten your wallet. In fact a lot of supplement articles you read online now just sponsored editorials with no real value or merit to their recommendations.   So where can…

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March 6, 2016

Rhythm And Discipline: Lessons From Buddy Rich

Rhythm And Discipline: Lessons From Buddy Rich Most days my Facebook feed and Instagram is bombarded with “fitspirational” quotes. Such gems as “Every journey starts with a single step”, “The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do”, a whole host of celebrity quotes that allude to the secret of success and my all…

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February 20, 2016

10 Things I learnt from Stuart McGill

Last¬†weekend I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time learning from one of the leading experts in lower back pain and rehabilitation, Dr Stuart McGill. For those of you who know me well enough, you will know I picked up a horrendous lower back injury just over two years ago. In all seriousness, if…

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November 20, 2015

Well Done Geoffrey!

Well done to online client Geoffrey. Looking sharp after a 4 week fat shredding phase. Not bad for 52 years old.

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August 10, 2015

Slow Tempo Chin-ups For Size And Strength

Slow tempo chin-ups this morning at the Bondi Bars. Slowing the tempo, both up and down,is a great way to build strength and size. Advanced: 10 seconds up, 10 seconds down. Elite: 20 seconds up, 20 seconds down. Master: 30 seconds up, 30 seconds down.

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July 26, 2015

A Simple Test For Lower Back Health

A simple test exercise that highlights how likely you are to develop a back injury, or if you already have one, what the underlying cause could be. As a guide, you should be able to achieve 60 seconds on either side comfortably. A big difference between left and right (more than 10 seconds) is a…

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July 22, 2015

King of the Chins

Well Done Dave! Dave started out as a complete beginner, thinking he had no hope of being to develop the strength to do chin-ups, let alone with a 30 second negative. Using an ultra-slow negative on the last rep taps into how our nervous system recruits our muscle fibres. Completing an extra slow lowering phase…

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July 8, 2015

Meditation…Just for those who want to wear brown sandals?

Meditation… …Just for those who want to wear brown sandals and eat nothing but quinoa? A great article appeared this week, that sheds light on an important discovery: http://www.businessinsider.com/vagus-nerve-stimulation-2015-6?IR=T   I’ll give the highlights for anyone who isn’t keen to read the full thing. 1. There is a nerve that connects your brain to you…

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June 30, 2015
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