Shoulder Sling

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Adam Meakins, The Sports Physio His style of communication is noticeably not to everyone’s taste (see #physiotalk) and he’s certainly upset a few ‘Dinosaurs’ – “the iconic, influential and idolised clinicians and researchers who, despite a new ara in understanding pain and growing evidence of the biopsychosocial model, still stubbornly … Read More

RKC Snatch Test

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A little over 2 years ago I completed the ‘RKC Snatch test’; the endurance component of my Instructor Certification – 100 snatches with a 24kg bell in under 5mins. The video is of Pat Flynn RKC making it look easy (it isn’t!!). Although I *can* snatch a 28 and a … Read More

Dr Stuart McGill

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If you haven’t heard of Dr Stuart McGill (PhD), he’s a Professor of spine biomechanics at The University of Waterloo, Canada. He’s written several books, published over 240 clinical papers and quite the ‘big-wig’ in understanding physical health and rehabilitation. When Stu speaks, people listen. “Kettlebell work is not for … Read More

Kettlebells

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I’ve been training regularly with weights for a quarter-century. My dad gave me a pair of 5kg dumbbells when I was 8 years old. I caught the strength and muscle-bug when I was about 16, thanks to mum bringing home body building magazines from work. I’m now 41. Those who … Read More

With Bells On: Part 4

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One of the biggest bang-for-your-buck kettlebell exercises is the ‘snatch’; lifting a bell from the ground overhead in one smooth movement. ‘With bells on: latest thinking on fitness gadgets’ Taken from the May 4 issue of ‘The Medical Republic’; a publication for GPs Part 4: A 2011 study by Falatic … Read More

With Bells On: Part 3

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With bells on: latest thinking on fitness gadgets’ Taken from the May 4 issue of ‘The Medical Republic’; a publication for GPs Part 3: For individuals at the higher-performance end of the physical spectrum, particularly athletic populations utilising explosive ballistic movements, the results of a study published in 2013 following … Read More

With Bells On: Part 2

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‘With bells on: latest thinking on fitness gadgets’ Taken from the May 4 issue of ‘The Medical Republic’; a publication for GPs Part 2: A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that just six weeks of twice-weekly kettlebell swing training improves maximal and explosive strength by … Read More