MTP 101

Group Exercise

Power of community We’ve all felt it. At some stage in our lives, we have experienced what it’s like to exercise as part of a group. Perhaps it was when we were participating in sport at school. Or maybe it was when you went down to the local gym class. Whatever the case may have…

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  Japan is known for it’s efficient approach to technological change that is unmatched by the rest of the world. The secret to this efficiency lies within the idea of consistent effort applied purposefully, that is described by the Kaizen principle. What was initially used as a principle to create change in management techniques for…

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Empowerment: “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” We hear it all the time. “I lack the motivation to go the gym”. “That person is [Overweight, Out of Shape, In Pain etc.] because they are too lazy to exercise”. The sloppy pattern of thinking outlined…

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“Bridging the gap between pain & human performance”     That is what MTP Health is founded on. It’s all based on the fundamental concept of the dysfunction – pain continuum that you can see here. You see we started MTP Health for one big reason. It was because we saw there was a problem…

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Before I start this little rant, I want to make a clear distinction between ‘good pain’ that is, pain you experience when you push yourself to new limits (i.e. muscle soreness or ‘the burn’), and ‘bad pain’, the type of pain that is your body telling you that something is seriously not right and you…

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to compete at the Australian/New Zealand CrossFit Games Regionals competition in Wollongong. For those of you that don’t know about it, the regionals competition is the penultimate competition for the top 60 individual men, top 60 individual women, and top 30 team CrossFit athletes from across…

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The importance of repeatability cannot be overstated. When you appraise someones ability to perform a particular exercise or movement it is absolutely imperative that your set up positions for testing are the same each time. If you watch someones overhead squat and the first time you check their technique you cue them to have their…

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