If you ask any sports person what they are most worried about, they will generally respond with one of two possible answers: injury or illness. The consensus of most scientists is that exercise is good for you, but up to a point. Unfortunately, daily or twice daily heavy exercise training over months or years can […]

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We have an intricate network of connective tissue running throughout our body that serves a higher purpose than just holding us together. Ian Craig explains why. According to Thomas Myers, who wrote a lovely book called Myofascial Lines, there are three networks within the body which hold it together and allow it to function as […]

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What do we mean by functional and how does what we consume affect the body? Ian Craig discusses your functional health through the lens of sports drinks. What do I mean by functional? Functional has been a buzz word in exercise for many years, so we can use it as an example: Exercise needs to […]

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The challenges of ‘weight category sports’ are intense. Not only do you have to receive shots, but you need to diet as well. Ian Craig shares one of his most rewarding athlete experiences. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the warmest personalities of British sport, a boxer by […]

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Does your mind slow down or speed up your recovery from an injury? Ian Craig thinks it does, and supports this theory with a convincing literature review.. Injury is one of the biggest challenges that an athlete (whether elite or recreational) will face in his or her athletic career. It is a barrier to successful […]

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