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Biomechanics and Bike Fitting: Getting Low (Flexibility)

Biomechanics and Bike Fitting: Getting Low Contents: The Flexibility Problem The Internal Problem The Hidden Problem The Solution Other Positional Changes That Might Help Further Information The Flexibility Problem A cyclist will often feel unable to get into a low position on the bike comfortably. This will mean that the lowest hand position available (in the […]

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Pec Minor Biomechanics

Pec Minor Biomechanics This muscle can have large effects on the body, causing shoulder pain, poor posture and can even affect other areas. I have personally seen a leg length difference change after only working on the Pec Minor! The Pec Minor when tight or in spasm pulls the shoulder forward and down, causing poor […]

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Biomechanics and Bike Fitting: Leg Length Discrepancy

Biomechanics and Bike Fitting: Leg Length Discrepancy Contents: The Problem The Bike Fitter’s Solution The Biomechanics Coach’s Solution Why Do People Have Different Leg Lengths? How Can I Fix A Functional LLD? The Problem A common problem amongst cyclists is that the pedal stroke feels uneven, one leg feels stronger, the pedal feels closer on […]

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The Effect of Massage on Recovery

The Effect of Massage on Recovery This article is about the impact of massage on recovery, as measured by the Omegawave system (http://www.omegawave.com/). The Omegawave takes an ECG standard reading of the heart activity and tracks heart rate variability and a host of other things. It then gives you a series of readings for Cardiac […]

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Great results with Rugby players in 1st Biomechanics Coaching session

In the last week I’ve done a lot of work with Rugby players of various levels, here are some of the highlights! – Around 50% of the people got to totally clear on the basic screen within 1 hour, indicating that all basic dysfunctions have been fixed. – One guy who had problems/pain with his […]

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Who Can Benefit From Biomechanics Coaching?

Recently a few people have asked me variations on the question of “I’m not injured, can Biomechanics Coaching benefit me?” The answer is – yes, in fact that is the perfect situation! Here’s why… The Biomechanics Coaching system is not about immediate pain relief (although some of the techniques can give great results for this […]

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Biomechanics of the Knee and Common Knee Injuries

Knee Biomechanics Contents: Knee Anatomy What Can Effect Knee Biomechanics – Incorrect Hip Function – Incorrect Foot Function – Weak Muscles In The Hip – Imbalances Between The Muscles Of The Leg Conclusion   A common place to have problems in the body, ranging from aches and pains to more serious injuries is the knee. […]

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Hip Rotation Deficits And Lower Back Pain

Hip Rotation and Lower Back Pain Here is an interesting study I found regarding lower back pain being related to problems at the hip. Read at least the bolded bits, and see underneath for my comments! : Low back pain (LBP) is arguably one of the most common diagnoses treated by rehabilitation specialists. LBP constitutes […]

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How Back Pain Can Be Helped By Biomechanics Coaching

Back pain is never something expected or welcomed – instead it tends to sneak up unannounced – one day you’re going about your day, and the next thing you know you have constant pain to deal with. Perhaps you were at the gym, or work, or simply reaching for something or trying to put your […]

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Biomechanics are essential, says GB Cycling Performance Director

It was great to hear in the news the other day that the Performance Director of the most successful cycling team that Great Britain has had in recent memory included Biomechanics as one of his fundamental considerations for success! Here is an excerpt from the interview: ‘We have a small group led by Chris Boardman who look […]