The 6 Aspects of Health

The 6 Aspects of Health

Greg Glassman defined fitness as “increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains”. This definition, whilst incredibly accurate and descriptive, allows people to miss the nuance, and drastically over simplify their understanding of the definition. This reductionist approach leads people to tailor the inferred and underlying principles on which the statement is founded, to suit their own likes and dislikes. Since he uses fitness to identify the upper end of a continuum by which to measure health, this seems to be an appropriate definition with which to start.

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Are Your Ankles Ready?

Are Your Ankles Ready?

The ankle is quite a fragile structure, especially when you consider its job. A small joint, that bears a lot of weight, and dissipates large forces on a regular basis. That said, it’s more than capable of performing this role, if it is operating at its best! Whether you plan on getting the most out of your ankle’s range of motion, with a pistol for example, using it explosively to run, jump or skip, or whether you struggle with tightness and just need it to support your movement, you need to spend some time unlocking its potential! Here are a few ways I recommend targeting the joint and the connective tissue to optimise performance.

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