Leg Exercise: The Jumping Lunge

Leg Exercise: The Jumping Lunge

What is it for? The jumping lunge is very similar to the standard lunge. However it is far more intense, uses far more energy and requires a lot more skill. It is a functional movement as it uses the same muscles we use in our day to day lives’ but takes it above and...
Leg Exercise: Jumping Squats

Leg Exercise: Jumping Squats

What is it for? The Jumping Squat is virtually the same as the standard squat. However it is far more intense, uses far more energy and requires a lot more skill. It is a functional movement as it uses the same muscles we use in our day-to-day lives but takes it above...
What is Compartment Syndrome?

What is Compartment Syndrome?

Do you enjoy jogging outside or do you prefer the treadmill? Going outside for that run can give you that chance for a little ‘you time’. But do you ever get caught in your stride with a pain in your shins where it becomes slightly numb, you can’t run properly and...
How to Train Your Soleus Calf Muscle

How to Train Your Soleus Calf Muscle

The Gastrocnemius has been cut away to reveal the Soleus underneath.What is the Soleus muscle? The soleus muscle makes up part of your calf muscle and sits under the main calf muscle called the Gastrocnemius (Gastroc). Its main job is to plantar flex your foot (point...
Basketball – Learn how to Slam Dunk

Basketball – Learn how to Slam Dunk

Within the world of Basketball the Slam Dunk is considered the Holy Grail of the sport. As a huge fan of Michael Jordan I made it my job to learn how to dunk when I was younger. I dunked it once when all the timing seemed to come together and it just worked. Did it...
Leg Stretches: The Calf Stretch

Leg Stretches: The Calf Stretch

Personal Trainer Malta the calf muscleWhat are the calf muscles? The calf muscles are situated at the back of your legs below the knees. Scientifically the main portion of the calf muscle and the muscle usually considered as the calf is called the Gastrocnemius. It...