The stats are in!
With data from over 200* athletes, 12 sports, 12 tests, and an age range of nearly 30 years there have been a lot of numbers to crunch.
So what did we find and what does it all mean for you?
Durham and Jacob talk all about the benefits of the spin bike (and other forms of unloaded cardio) when it comes to getting extra conditioning for team and ball sport athletes.
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Training is 100% the best way to get better.
As it gets closer and closer to competition time dialling back your training in order to freshen up and unlock your fitness improvements requires you to dial back the training and dial up the rest.
With all tapering, the goal is to allow an athlete more recovery time and space in their week to freshen up and recover for competition because fatigue masks fitness so while it is admirable to want to train and train and train, rest is still a vital part of the equation.
You can’t drop to zero training though and become fused with the couch, so what is the best method for staying fit and strong while still allowing some rest and regeneration to occur?
For most athletes and regular gym goers these names are common place. Multifidus, on the other hand... Multifi-wha??
And yet, this deep core muscle is one of the most important muscles you own that nobody really knows they have.
Multifidus is a deep intrinsic stabiliser of your lumbar spine. It's very much a background muscle, quietly going about its business without any fuss, stabilising the spine as we move.