Squats and Deadlifts: Best techniques for your body structure

Squats and Deadlifts are two of the most common exercises you will see in the gym and prescribed by your exercise focused professionals. If you took a generalised opinion across random people in the gym and asked them what is a squat and what is a deadlift, you will get vastly different definitions from each…

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As a cyclist, you’re constantly joking about only needing “legs and lungs”. The goal of a cyclist is to be as light as possible, with the highest amount of power to weight ratio coming from the legs, pushing into the pedals. That is why there are plenty of memes out there of cyclists with stick…

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We all know the importance of maintaining bone strength as we get older, and the importance of bone strength in maintaining independence, and reducing our falls and fracture risk. But what about muscle strength? In a previous blog, we discussed low bone density and its strong correlation to falls risk. In this blog, we will…

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As a musician, you are likely to spend much of your time practicing. But how much time do you devote to keeping fit? Everyone knows that exercise is good for a person’s health, however did you know that fitness and exercise for musicians can also improve your performance? In this blog, we discuss being fit…

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Good balance is vital for reducing falls and fracture in osteoporosis. Balance is particularly important for those living with osteoporosis, where the risk of fracture is much higher than for those with good bone density. Fractures in older people can also have a big impact on mobility, independence and quality of life.  There are a…

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BUILDING BONE – THE FOUNDATIONS Osteoporosis is a common disease in Australia. Osteoporosis affects over one million Australians, and is more common among women than men. It is a condition where the bones become weak, fragile and brittle. When bones lose minerals (such as calcium) faster than the body can replace them, this leads to…

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PERTURBATION TRAINING See one of our Physiotec staff, Colm Coakley, demonstrating some perturbation training using the CorMax Torpedo. Half filled with water, the Torpedo becomes an unstable load which your muscles need to figure out how to control. Consequently, it provides a great dynamic stability challenge! Also, due to the ever-changing stimulus, it keeps the…

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When is it safe to begin resistance training? It is a common misconception that resistance training in children stunts growth. Many parents and coaches remain convinced that weight training will result in short stature, due to potential damage to the growths plates (epiphyseal plate). In actual fact, The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) have…

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7 LAWS OF STRENGTH TRAINING 1. TRAIN CONSISTENTLY Consistency with training is vitally important. Those who train week in and week out will experience steady improvements in fundamental lifting skills, strength and muscularity over time. Assess your weekly routine and see when you can fit in at least 2-3 30-45 minute sessions per week into…

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RESISTANCE TRAINING At Physiotec, we see many people with persistent hip and lower back pain. A lot of them are fearful regarding resistance training or are unsure what types of exercises are appropriate for them. There is often a misconception surrounding resistance training regarding its potential to be harmful or unsure for patients with persistent pain.…

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