I have come up with a new phrase, which is ‘Quality then Quantity’. This is partly a reflection of my whole training ethos, but also because I have manged to injure myself by NOT following this advice! So what have I done? Through a combination of an increase in Pilates teaching, doing said teaching onContinue reading “Injury! A personal account…”
We are living through challenging times right now. Life as we know it has changed beyond all recognition, and for many of us we have no idea how long the situation will last. One of the challenges we face is that our regular exercise has been curtailed, and whilst this might seem very trivial whenContinue reading “Exercising through the Lockdown”
Whatever discipline you follow, it is hugely beneficial – actually even essential – that you include cross training in your routine. This might sound counter intuitive, because obviously if you are training in a specific skill, surely you want to improve in that area and not waste time doing other things that aren’t directly goingContinue reading “Cross training”
Why you need to make sure you know which exercises are most effective for you.
An update on my own attempt at challenging my symmetry
Ways to improve your contact with off horse exercises
Why the lumbar spine is so important for the rider
Using a flexi bar in your conditioning plan
Effective ways of using resistance bands to improve rider performance.
I love my foam roller sessions, although I’m not sure all of my class attendees always agree. Using a foam roller is an excellent way of working on balance in a way that can mimic being on a horse, but it is seriously hard to get to grips with. In many ways balancing on aContinue reading “Balance Training with Foam Rollers”