It’s been the holy grail of every gym trainee since the dawn of time. The hope that some type of exercise could reduce a particular bit of fat that you don’t want.
The fact that 50% of (western) astronauts get back pain when they return from space missions, has added to our knowledge of back pain.
The classic gym question: should I do 25-35 reps each set or 8-12 reps, should be answered by common sense, but it always comes around when trainees are stuck between wanting rippling muscles and wanting to be strong.
Today’s workout is Strict Cindy, where the pull-ups are strict (no kipping), so it’s 5 strict pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats amrap ( as many rounds as possible for 20 minutes.
The older your therapist or trainer, the more likely they are to muddle up what to call your tendon pain. The younger your trainer or therapist, the more likely they are to waste your time with an obnoxious mini-lecture if you use the wrong word.
In our obsessive pursuit of stronger muscles and hearts, we’ve failed to understand how to train and feed connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage.
Almost everyone is told that the tendon doesn’t have much of a blood supply and takes ages to recover from an injury. We do nothing with this information.
There are hundreds and thousands of therapists and trainers, that, when confronted with your hurting hamstring or your terrorised tendon will simply dive in and rub that bit! Maybe they will give you a specific stretch and maybe a reassuring “There there, therapist kiss it better”
The reality is that your body is a global system and highly interrelated. Leg issues can be caused by core issues, how you chew your food can screw your knee!
Fluoroquinolone is a super popular drug! Its an antibiotic that appears in these trade names
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin/Quixin)
- gatifloxacin (Tequin)
- moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- ofloxacin (Ocuflox/Floxin/Floxacin)
- norfloxacin (Noroxin)
The NHS explains the risks and rewards of these drugs here