Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell High Pull
28th July 2017

Targets: Shoulders, arms, Glutes, legs Level: Intermediate How to: Turn those toes out 45 degrees with feet a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the kettlebell on the ground between both legs and begin to squat while keeping the core engaged, and grip the kettlebell handle with one hand. Then, using force from the hips, […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Goblet Squat
28th July 2017

Targets: Legs, Glutes, Back Level: Intermediate How to: What’s a squat without a kettlebell in hand? Stand up straight, holding the kettlebell in front of the chest with both hands, keeping the elbows close to the body. Start squatting by driving the heels into the ground and pushing the hips back until the thighs are […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Figure-8
28th July 2017

Kettlebell Figure-8 Targets: Arms, back, abs Level: Intermediate How to: Looking to impress a certain someone at the gym? Then try this: Start with legs a bit wider than hip-width distance apart, and lower yourself into a quarter-squat position. (Keep that back straight and chest up!) Grab the kettlebell with the left hand and swing […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Two-Arm Kettlebell Row
28th July 2017

Two-Arm Kettlebell Row Targets: Back, arms, shoulders Level: Beginner-Intermediate How to: Grab two kettlebells for this one. (Double the pleasure, double the fun, right?) Place them in front of the feet and bend the knees slightly. Next, bend over to grab both kettlebells and pull them towards the stomach, keeping the elbows close to the […]

Events & Races

Chorlton & Sale Water Park Half & Full Marathon Trail Race Saturday 5th August Inaugural It’s just over a week until the inaugural Chorlton & Sale Water Park race day, here at G4,Didsbury our Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists and Podiatrists  have all been working hard to keep all our runners injury free and fit for the race. 2017 […]

Manchester Colour Run 2017
28th June 2017

Manchester Colour Run 2017 Dubbed ‘the happiest 5km on the planet’ Manchester’s very own Color Run takes place at the Etihad Campus this Saturday 1st July. At each kilometre of the run, runners will enter designated ‘Color Zones’ – which basically means that volunteers get to douse you in colorful powders! It’s also worth mentioning […]

Single Arm Kettlebell Swing
Single Arm Kettlebell Swing
23rd June 2017

Single-Arm Kettlebell Swing Targets: Shoulders, Back, Hips, Glutes, Legs Level: Beginner-Intermediate How to: This movement is just like the two-handed swing, but uses one hand at a time. Swing the kettlebell up with one arm, but still swing the other arm to help drive momentum. Alternate hands when the kettlebell is behind the legs; aim […]

Russian Kettlebell Swing
23rd June 2017

Targets: Shoulders, Back, Hips, Glutes, Legs Level: Beginner How to: To do the perfect kettlebell swing, stand up straight, with feet a bit wider than hip-distance apart. Grab the handle with both hands, keeping the palms face down and arms in front of the body. Maintain a slight bend to the knee and drive the […]

Ingrown Toenail
23rd June 2017

Ingrown toenail An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. Other symptoms include: Pain if pressure is placed on the toe Inflammation of […]

Cracked Heels
9th June 2017

Cracked heels   When heels become too dry they often crack, sometimes resulting in deep fissures. In some cases the fissures can bleed and this can easily lead to bacterial infection.   Cracked heels are usually accompanied by hard callus which can be painful.   Causes of cracked heels: Dry skin. Prolonged standing. Obesity. Wearing […]

News
Hammer Toes
7th June 2017

Hammer Toes   Hammer toes are a common foot deformity where the toes appear to be always bent. They are caused by wearing shoes that are too small, foot injuries, or simply genetics – some people are predisposed to develop hammer toes. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause hammer toes as it affects the joints in […]

Achilles Tendopathy
2nd June 2017

So are your calves or ankles still feeling sore after your weekend race…. it could be Achilles Tendopathy The Achilles tendon is situated at the back of the lower leg from the calcaneus (heal) bone to the posterior calf muscles. Tendons connect a muscle to a bone to allow movement. The Achilles tendon is one of […]

Metatarsalgia
1st June 2017

Metatarsalgia Metatarsalgia is the name for pain in the ball of the foot. It affects the metatarsals, the long bones in the midsection of your foot connecting to the toes. The feet can be a common source of pain because they support your weight throughout the day as you’re standing, walking and running. Metatarsalgia can have a […]

News

  27th/28th Marathon Weekend This weekend brings one of the busiest weekends in the marathon calendar, with Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh all hosting multiple races over the weekend. We have been working hard with many of clients here at G4 to get everyone in the best condition for their races, this has been a combination […]

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