Something’s been bothering me lately.
You know how sometimes, you do something which seems adequate at the time, but as time goes on, you wonder if you could have done more? This is one of those times.
I did go to see these guys, and afterwards, I created a new post singing the places praises. I think that post had a total of about 100 views and no replies.
So, looking back, here’s what I should have said (or what I should say now).
When I went to see the guys over at Core, I already had a good idea what was wrong, but they confirmed it and corrected parts of my diagnosis. I was suffering from rather severe anterior pelvic tilt, caused (or combined with) tightness in the IT band on my left, which also contributed to issues with my right shoulder and headaches.
The assessment process took about half an hour, after which they discussed what was wrong and followed up with exercise and stretching recommendations to address the muscle imbalances causing so many problem.
I went reasonably quickly from strugging with stairs on a bad day to doing step ups with an olympic bar over my shoulders, and am now starting Nate Green’s Built for Show workouts with full depth front squats and step ups, which 5 months ago I would have had to substitute for 10 minutes on an upright bike.
It was always my intention to go back and see the guys again and, if they’d have had me, got personal training there occasionally. Alas, as usually happens, things kept coming up until the idea didn’t seem that important anymore.
I’ve recommended this place to more people than I can remember, normally in passing, so I can’t tell if they actually followed up on it or not.
If you’re in the UK and you happen to travel past Cambridge, then go in and see these guys, if nothing else, you’ll see what a proper gym should look like.
So, Dan, sorry I didn’t do this sooner, considering the amount of help you guys managed to give me in such a short period of time, I really should have, and Omega_Red, yes, I owe you a beer.