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Injuries and Rehabilitation: 3 Possible Outcomes.

With any rehab program or exercise you have three possible outcomes for the injury. 1. Gets better. 2. Gets worse. 3. Stays the same. Reviewing how the body responds will dictate how, when and if you need to change what you are doing.

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June 27, 2015

Well Done Dan!

From problems just walking to deadlifting 115kg in 4 months of rehab. When Dan first started training with me, he was recovering from a big crash on his motorbike at Eastern Creek. Since then he has been consistent with his rehab exercise, even after having a month long break to recover from a major wrist surgery…

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May 31, 2015

Well Done Mike!

Massive well done and farewell to Mike this week. Last week was his last week of training, as he is moving to the sun-kissed (wink, wink) city of London. Mike started training with me in mid January, with goals to strengthen his back and add some muscle. When he started he had a posture similar…

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May 20, 2015

Blood Pressure And Magnesium…

A simple supplement with a range of benefits. What Magnesium is the 2nd most common deficiency in developed countries (with vitamin D being number 1). Magnesium is a dietary mineral that is an important cofactor for over 300 reactions and processes in the body. It can be obtained from food (with a diet high in leafy…

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April 13, 2015

Life Itself.

Watching a documentary about the life of a film critic, I had barely heard of, is certainly not an obvious viewing choice. But as I have found many times before, you often find wisdom and inspiration hiding in the least obvious places, Rober Ebert, as some might remember, was a world famous movie critic based…

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April 3, 2015

Rambo and Milkcrates

I admit it, I’m a little bit absent minded when I’m focused on one thing at a time (no, not that…), in this case fixing a hinge in the kitchen. There I was, screwdriver in hand, walking back downstairs to the toolbox and then I heard it. That awful thud of the door slamming shut…

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April 1, 2015

Lessons From Being A Cripple…

There are two ways to learn. Growing up I always used to hear the saying “There are two ways to learn, the easy way and the hard way. When you learn the hard way, you’ll never forget”. Two years ago, when I first moved to Sydney from Brisbane, I picked up an horrendous and debilitating…

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March 25, 2015

Homer or Hercules?

Who Do You Want To Be? Homer or Hercules? Now don’t get me wrong, Homer is a great guy. A devoted family man, grinding out a dead-end job to support his family. He’s a nice guy, who frequently does a stupid thing (or two) and occasionally loses his temper. However, I think we can all agree,…

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March 23, 2015

Late For The Pub

Late For The Pub: Lessons In Priorities Last Friday I had to fulfil my annual renewal on first aid and CPR. It’s a pain in the ass, as it takes ALL DAY, but it must be done for insurance and of course providing a duty of care to my clients. This is my 9th first aid…

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March 18, 2015

He Played With A Broken Arm

Lessons About Getting The Very Best From Yourself This weekend I sat down to catch up some of the latest movies. One of which I had been hearing a lot of praise about, Whiplash, because it won an Oscar for best supporting role. The story centres on a talented, young drummer, who has aspirations to…

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March 10, 2015