One of the ways that yoga can help to alleviate pain and ward off injury is that it counteracts many of the issues we cause ourselves with poor posture and repetitive stress. The joint-by-joint theory, popular amongst the Functional Movement community, highlights some common issues.Read More
Yoga is no one-trick pony.
When you get into the rhythm of a regular practice, you’ll find that morning stiffness is a thing of the past and that your mind is a much friendlier neighbourhood to spend time in but it can also provide you with challenges if that is what you need. After all, a challenge is just something you don’t know that you can do yet.Read More
Tight hips are ubiquitous amongst athletes. However, it can get confusing, because your hips don’t move in just one direction. This means that you can have epically open hips in one position and experience significant discomfort in another. Here are 6 tests you can do to assess the extent of your flexibility in the various different planes of motion, and the relevant poses for each.Read More
“I am a 40 year old father of 4. I enjoy getting out on my bike and enter the odd sportive and time trial. For years, I have been using the Sufferfest workouts to help maintain my fitness. I often found that after longer rides, I would suffer from back pain, which would keep me off the bike and stop me from doing what I love.”Read More
“I've been a recreational runner and cyclist for a few years. Since getting involved in the Sufferfest cycling workouts and community, I've been able to push myself to limits I never thought possible—culminating in completing an Ironman triathlon last year. Unfortunately, my running performance has always been held back due to various niggles and, more recently, quite severe knee and foot pain in the latter stages of long runs.”Read More
Doh! Hands up if you’ve paddled out, jumped on your bike, gone for a run cold or picked up a dumbbell at a funny angle and tweaked a muscle. And how many of those times had you skipped your warm-up? One of the benefits of a consistent yoga habit is that you're generally more supple and focussed but even yogis need to warm up. So here is a new yoga-inspired warm-up I just designed.Read More