Pain Science – Interview with Greg Lehman, Propane Podcast Episode 78 & Propane Picks Week Ending 23/04/17

Pain Science with Greg Lehman Propane Podcast Episode 78 This week on the Podcast Jonny and Yusef are joined by Pain Science specialist Greg Lehman. Greg is a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, MSc Spine Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and recreational runner. They discuss pain cycles, the back pain habit, safe loading for injury rehabilitation and how …

Replacing competition training with training for therapy: A story – Guest Post by Michael Ferguson

I believe we are as sick as our secrets. I believe it, because I have seen the healing that can come when people divulge the things that they feel separate them from others.” This post is about training – but it’s also not about training. The Double-Edged Sword I know you can relate. I used …

Fatigue: how to make it work for you – Guest Post by Danny Lee

Fatigue sucks. Let’s face it, it can make you feel dreadful. Try to squat when you’re fatigued and you’ll wonder if you even lift, want to call your session quits and just go home and crawl into bed.  Imagine if you could train and not feel fatigued? I would love to be able to tell you …

Why Your Body is the way that it is – Guest post by Steve Dobb

Introduction Believe it or not your body is set up the way that it is for a reason; regardless of whether you are experiencing pain or not, it is doing its best to get you around in what it considers to be the most efficient manner. However, just in the same way that computer programs become corrupted, …

Propane Podcast Episode 58 – 5 tips for Training around injury

Propane Podcast Episode 58 In this episode Yusef discusses his 5 top tips for training around injury. If you like the Propane Podcast, subscribe and give us a review on iTunes Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:51 — 8.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

PropanePodcast 57: Interview with Kit Laughlin Part 1

This is one NOT to be missed. Here, Yusef interviews Mr Stretch Armstrong, Kit Laughlin. Kit is, in our opinion, the leading authority on stretching and flexibility in the world. He’s the founder of Stretch Therapy, and while ‘Cat like movement’ is their slogan, he seems to have had 9 lives himself. Trained as a medical …

5 Tips for Training Around Injury

Yusef here. If you’re someone who’s struggled with injury, and worried that it’s set your progress back, then watch the video below. My last post about offseason training for the powerlifter mentions that I’ve had to take some time away from the pifflywiffling and switch focus. Here’s 5 lessons learned over the last 18 months for how you …

Offseason for the powerlifter

Preamble We were going to write a post about taking an ‘off-season’, but Marc Keys gone and done it beautifully. So this is a repost from his blog, Cast Iron Strength. You may remember Marc from his pressing template and no-bullshit approach.   We’ll be chatting to him on our podcast soon too. You’ve seen what …

Propane Podcast Episode 35: Interview with Dean Somerset

In this episode, we interview Dean Somerset: medical exercise specialist, kinesiologist and exercise physiologist – training a range of clients from post-surgery rehab to olympic athletes. Bloody smart guy. Here he is in the power-stance after opening a can of whoop-ass on someone: Interview:   If you enjoy our podcast, we’d love it if you …

7 Things Currently Changing My Life: Jonny

Nespresso coffee machine I love my coffee machine for two reasons – one, I love coffee, the stuff is the nectar of the gods and without it I’d probably struggle with the work-load and physical demands that I put on myself. If you don’t like coffee all I can say is learn to like it, …

Interview With Ming Chew – Got an injury? Not anymore!

Ming Chew is a revolutionary physical specialist with hundreds of nigh-on miraculous success stories – the basic premise of his work is that the condition of the muscle fascia is crucial for recovery from injury, improvements in posture and tissue quality. Better tissue quality means better strength and performance. I’m very excited about this interview …

What’s In Our Gym Bags? – The Ultimate Guide to Training Equipment – Pt 1

A gym bag is more than just somewhere to throw your sweaty vest and grow bacteria on your towel – its a vessel for storing all the equipment and aids that can instantly turn a good gym session into a great one.   A lot of training aids are marketed as the next best thing …

A Guide to Pain-Free Shoulders – (Guest Article: Ben T)

This is a guest article from Ben, a highly knowledgeable member on the PropaneFitness Forum: Shoulder Problems I’m going to talk about my shoulder problems, and what I did to fix them, rather than post specific advice for other people. I’m doing this because: 1) I’m not qualified to diagnose your problem (least of all …