Quadriceps The ‘quadriceps femoris’ (quads, quadriceps) is a large muscle group that includes the 4 muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the group of muscles that extend (straighten) the knee, forming a large fleshy area covering the front and sides of the femur (thigh bone). They are vital in walking, running, jumping…

The Psoas The Psoas is another problem area that not many people know about, unless they have had problems in the past with tight hips and bad backs. The psoas muscle is made up of the ‘psoas major’ and ‘psoas minor’, and originates on the lumbar region of the spine and inserts on to the lesser trochanter.  In other…

The second key area is one of the most important and is the strongest muscle group in the body “the glutes” (or bum muscles to you!). These are broken down into the gluteus maximus (the biggest muscle that sits on top of the rest), gluteus medius (located to the side) and gluteus minimus (located underneath…

Following last weeks brief introduction to Trigger Point Therapy and foam rolling, this week we will be covering each of the six main sites that impact on everyday people…just like YOU! The first area is the lower leg – in particular the Soleus (located below the main bulk of the calf). This is a problem…

Today we have our first guest blogger and personal training client of rb5 Nottingham Liz Cumberland .   Liz has overcome great adversity with mental illness which had locked her away in her own home like a prisoner.   Please read and be inspired by a remarkable transformation.   Want to get your life back?  …

Lots of our members come to us with aches and pains and we show them the wonder of the foam roller…also known as trigger point therapy.  We thought that we would share our in depth knowledge with you and explain how to do it, when to do it and why! Here is part one from…

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