All posts by Mitchell Robinson

Probiotics & Prebiotics – What’s the Difference?

Probiotics & Prebiotics: What's the Difference? I feel like we all have heard of and know about probiotics, but what exactly are prebiotics? Prebiotics and probiotics are the yin and yang of gastrointestinal health. One is living, one is not. One is found in dairy, the other in plant fibres. They are very different but work wonders when together. Have a look at our infographic to learn more about prebiotics. Still want more information? The video below lists a number of foods ...

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Sports Series Part 5: Muscle Tightness

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Muscle Tightness ​One of the main concerns people come to us for is a complaint of a tight muscle/are of the body. In the sporting population, the complaint is usually around tight calves or glutes with running. So, what do you do to get rid of this problem? Most people’s first line of defence is to stretch. Intuitively that makes sense doesn’t it? The muscle feels tight, which means it’s probably too short, which means ...

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Sports Series Part 4: Overtraining

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Overtraining It’s no secret that to perform well in competition you have to train hard! However, hard training sessions break you down, fatigue you, and make you weaker. It’s in the rest periods that you become stronger. Positive physiological adaptations occur in rest periods, not work periods. The hard training is the stimulus for adaptation. This adaptation occurs in response to taxing the cardiovascular and muscular systems...

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Sports Series Part 3: Stretching

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Stretching in sport Apparently we stretch to 1) improve flexibility and 2) to reduce injury rates. What limits flexibility? Viscoelastic muscle properties (viscosity and titin?) The nervous system (reflexes may limit the stretch we can experience) Joint structures (bones, capsules, ligaments…) Skin tightness? (only some joints) The nervous system seems to play a role in limiting muscle extensibility. There ar...

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