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The Mighty Grip: The Role of Grip Strength in Longevity and Healthy Aging

The Mighty Grip: The Role of Grip Strength in Longevity and Healthy Aging

In the quest for longevity and healthy aging, we often focus on factors like diet, exercise, and mental well-being. However, there's one often-overlooked aspect that deserves the spotlight: grip strength. That's right – the simple act of grasping objects can offer profound insights into overall health and vitality. In this article, we'll delve into the fascinating role that grip strength plays in longevity and healthy aging. What is Grip Strength? Before we dive into its significance, let's understand what grip strength entails. Grip strength is a measure of the force applied by the hand to pull on or suspend from...

The Power of Progressive Overload: A Comprehensive Guide to Strength Training

The Power of Progressive Overload: A Comprehensive Guide to Strength Training

Strength training is a journey of continuous improvement, and at the heart of this progression lies the principle of progressive overload.This fundamental concept is the key to unlocking your body's potential for strength and muscle gains. In this article, we'll delve into the various types of progressive overload in strength training and explore how they can transform your fitness journey. Classic Progressive Overload The cornerstone of strength training, classic progressive overload involves gradually increasing the resistance or load during your workouts. This can be achieved by adding more weight to your exercises over time. Whether it's through barbell squats, deadlifts,...

The Benefits of Walking

The Benefits of Walking

Of course, you probably know that any physical activity, including walking, is a boon to your overall health. What you may not realise, is this simple activity you’ve been doing for almost all of your life, comes with a host of physical and mental benefits. We’ve covered some of them below for National Walking Month.

Fuelling performance with Conor Washington

Fuelling performance with Conor Washington

We all know how we fuel our body is intrinsically linked to how our body performs. For athletes even more so, and they have many strategies they can use when fuelling for performance. 

We talked to Conor Washington, a professional footballer who plays for Charlton Athletic and the Northern Ireland national team on how he fuels his body and how important this is for his performance as an athlete.

Habits of some of the world's top athletes

Habits of some of the world's top athletes

Over my years of coaching some of the top athletes globally, the most significant commonality I’ve found between them all is they can always keep deep focus in moments of pressure. In order to deal with pressure well, you must have habits that set you up to succeed. Here are some of those habits.