The biomechanics of Long Jump, with or without a leg

Markus Rehm of just won the IPC World Championships in the Long Jump event. The big difference between his victory and all the other gold medals winners out in Doha, is that his performance would put him in the mix for medals at the able-bodied World Championships as well. This victory thrusts him into the … Continue reading The biomechanics of Long Jump, with or without a leg

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Why a cheetah doesn’t need to warm-up

My first ever post using just my phone, expect more than the average miss-spellings. Apologies in advance. A concept that keeps popping up to me recently is one put forward by Dr Bruce Ames which has been coined 'Triage theory' in relation to diet and micro-nutrients. This has actually been around since 2006 but seems … Continue reading Why a cheetah doesn’t need to warm-up

Posture is Sexy

So, some time in the past, I might have had a conversation about what I find attractive in women, and during this conversation I might have said good posture, and I might have got laughed at, a lot. But I stand by my statement, there’s too many people walking around with no clue how to … Continue reading Posture is Sexy

The Biomechanics of Twerking

Do excuse my moodiness, despite the happiness at pulling out a decent performance at the British Championships and finishing third, I was quickly brought crashing back down to reality when I trained on Wednesday and somehow managed to put my entire thoracic musculature into spasm. Oh how quickly we go from up to down. But … Continue reading The Biomechanics of Twerking

The Glute Manifesto (part 2) – Get your glutes firing!

Small Celebrations You know that feeling when you’ve manage to do 4 pole vault sessions in 2 weeks? No?! How about if I said, even though I’ve continued to describe myself as a pole vaulter, I’ve not managed this meagre feat in over 16 months, it puts a certain warm glow inside, and a big … Continue reading The Glute Manifesto (part 2) – Get your glutes firing!