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  • Too Much Sport for Teens and Not Enough Physical Development

    Too Much Sport for Teens and Not Enough Physical Development

    We've been hearing from parents about the number of excessive hours teens are training and playing for their sport. Whilst we support them being active, there is a fine line that can be crossed where the sport itself becomes demotivating, monotonous, increase the likelihood of injury and decrease performance. The maximum hours teens should train and play varies on the individual but there are warning signs which include: Not eating as much as they normally do The enjoyment of training and playing is no longer the same They're getting injured frequently They become sick after a long period (months) of high volume training and competition Their sleep is inconsistent/of poor ....

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  • Improve your Teens Sporting Performance Through Strength Training Not More Training!

    Improve your Teens Sporting Performance Through Strength Training Not More Training!

    Playing only one sport can have its issues. It can become worse in the future when kids are solely committed to one sport. Lately, we've had discussions with parents and their sporty kids talking about what they need to improve on to help them make them become better athletes. Usually, it's the following: Faster Stronger Quicker Put on size When we ask the parents and kids, "Where in their weekly training schedule are you addressing (the area they want to improve)?" And the answer is, they're not! It's filled up with team-based, school-sport, or private coaching to develop the skills and tactics for ....

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  • Moving Beyond Basic Rehab

    Moving Beyond Basic Rehab

    We've seen an increase in the number of new members that are 'broken' with lower back and hip issues from the repetitive nature of their work. They've told us the number of times (weeks to months) they've seen their regular physiotherapist with little to no positive change. At Inner Athlete we've worked in conjunction with some fabulous physios and seen great outcomes, however it begs the question for many others, is their Physio doing what is best practice for their patient? Are we treating them as a human to return back to normal function? We need to move beyond the generic Bosu ball and clamshells to begin the process of re-wiring the way they move and do it often! This is best done ....

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  • Treat Your Body As A Business

    Treat Your Body As A Business

    What you put in and expose your body will dictate what you get in return. At Inner Athlete we teach our members to understand this idea of 'treat your body as a business' for longevity to continue to work in their chosen field. Your body and health allows you to make money (and add value to society). If you eat crap, have poor sleep, abuse your body, and don't look after yourself on a daily basis, your business (your body) will begin to show weaknesses. And, eventually breakdown later down the track. This means you'll have to spend heaps more money to ‘get fixed’ ie doctors, medication, therapy. Get stuck on the sidelines (unable to perform work tasks), and you'll be ....

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  • Stay on Course

    Stay on Course

    The Social Dilemma is one of the most spoken about doco's to hit Netflix. If you're currently on social media, you should definitely watch it. Some interesting insights that came out of it: This technology can be used as a tool for growth and connection or a weapon of misinformation and radicalization. The documentary goes deep into how the tool/weapon has been used and how we have become the commodity for companies. Social Media is designed to keep us on there for as long as possible. Have you ever felt you were on a link for 5 minutes and realized it was 30 minutes? That's the power of it. Social Media can understand how we consume content and make suggestions. It's all been ....

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  • Is Running the Best Way to ‘Get Fit’?

    Is Running the Best Way to ‘Get Fit’?

    Unfortunately, society has wrongly advised the population trying to lose weight to just run, or individuals trying to get fitter for their sports to just run every day. However, Running is not the best way to get fit, but it can be effective when you know how to run well. Alternatively an easy way to improve fitness without the ongoing strain that running can produce is to adopt Strength training into your exercise regime. Regular and frequent strength training develops and improves your body’s ability to control and perform movements more effectively and efficiently. And you get all the health and fitness related benefits as a result of Strength Training. Strength training can ....

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  • Myth: Strength training will stunt your growth during childhood and adolescence

    Myth: Strength training will stunt your growth during childhood and adolescence

    We live in an era of infinite information, however unfortunately it can be tough to distinguish what sources of information are reliable in health & fitness. This can be quite common as particular statements or study findings can be misconstrued or misinterpreted. This is how myths about health and fitness are formed. When myths are publicised, it can sometimes cause unnecessary concern and fear amongst the public whilst causing much confusion on what is or is not true. Unfortunately, this tends to happen when there is a lack of understanding of exercise science, maturation, bio-mechanics, physiology and nutrition. One of those common myths is that strength training will stunt your ....

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  • The Effects of Strength Training on Your Well Being - Part 2

    The Effects of Strength Training on Your Well Being - Part 2

    Beside gaining more muscular strength and size, strength training has numerous health related benefits including developing and improving movement efficiency, protecting bone and muscle health and fat loss and maintenance.
    Develop and improve your movement efficiency

    Regular and frequent strength training develops and improves your body’s ability to control movement and perform movement more effectively and efficiently. The more frequently you perform strength training movements, the greater your ability to move more efficiently and effectively. Strength training is like any other skill. Whether you’re learning to drive or learning to ride a bike. The more you practice the ....

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  • The Effects of Strength Training on Your Well Being - Part 1

    The Effects of Strength Training on Your Well Being - Part 1

    Beside gaining more muscular strength and size strength training has numerous health related benefits including, boosting energy levels and mood, improved sleep and burning more calories. Boosts your energy levels and elevates mood
    Are you bored with your current exercise regime? Adding strength training sessions can add great variety in your exercise regime, making it fun and enjoyable while getting the added health benefits. When you are strength training, your body naturally releases a chemical called endorphins which have a number of positive effects on the brain and nervous system. Essentially it stimulates a positive feeling in the brain which then boosts your energy levels and ....

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  • What You Need to Know to Overcome Occupational Lower Back Pain

    What You Need to Know to Overcome Occupational Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain, especially when it’s your occupational based is multi-faceted. There isn’t one specific thing that causes lower back pain, but there are mechanisms, and when they combine it increases the likelihood of suffering lower back pain. You’ve probably seen ads for pain-killers to help cope with the pain, however this is only temporary. The way our society functions is we rely on Physio’s, Osteo’s or any other Allied Health Professional to “Fix us.” We’re not like cars where we can simply replace a part if it’s damaged, so we need to take a different perspective on this. As an Exercise Scientist, we understand lower back ....

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