General Musings'S ARCHIVE

  • Stuff you should read 24/10/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on October 24, 2016

    It was a strange week last week. I spent last weekend in Ireland, home for the Clare county hurling final (ended in a draw). On the same day, the terrible news of the sudden passing of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley sent the county, province, country and many in the world of rugby into mourning. His death made […]

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  • I’m spending this weekend in the wild west of Ireland in the mother ship of county Clare. The club I grew up with, Clonlara, are in the final of the county hurling championship (THE best game in the world, here’s proof). Getting home takes a long ass time (8 hours door to door) but its […]

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  • Stuff you should read 30/9/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on September 30, 2016

    Of this weeks stuff you should read, two of the three articles are more personal development than anything physiotherapy or gym meatheadedness related. Obviously, I was feeling quite zen-like this past week. We will start with the philosophy stuff; Powerful Advice From a Dying Man This is a exactly what it says on the tin. […]

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  • Stuff you should read 20/09/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on September 20, 2016

    I read a sh1te tonne of material every week from blog posts to research articles to how the world is going to end if Donald J Trump gets his freakishly little hands on the US presidency. I’ve decided it might be best to use my blog to help others get in on all these knowledge […]

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  • Template Thinking

    By Clem | In General Musings, Personal Training, Physiotherapy | on January 12, 2016

    Another year rolls on, 2015 is consigned to history and 2016 approaches with promise. 2016 is an even number year. Scientific studies have shown that throughout history the years which are even number years traditionally have the least amount of natural disasters (Lies et al. 2016). This obviously is bullshit. Some of you may have read […]

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  • Last week I wrote about the theory of perceptual contrast and how I believe it could play a part in many manual therapy techniques that I have been using in the past six years. Another lesson that the new version of me has learned is one that I have picked up from a number of […]

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  • Clem 2.0 – new and improved!

    By Clem | In General Musings, Physiotherapy | on November 10, 2015

    What’s up blogosphere! The last few months have generally involved me carrying out my final physiotherapy work placements, writing (a third and final) dissertation and finally finishing my MSc. in Physiotherapy. Hoo Raa! Now the faeces hits the fan and I have to do something about it. As a result of that big push to […]

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  • Clem: Pig in the City

    By Clem | In General Musings | on May 23, 2015

    In 2003 I was over half way through a degree in Information Technology at the University of Limerick. The degree was not much use to me as a Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist but the journey lead me to where I am today nonetheless. In the summer of 2003, I and a house mate of mine […]

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  • The Health and Fitness industry changes faster than the weather sometimes. One day we are being told about a “golden window of protein intake” after training, the next we find out that that window is poppycock. We’re told that females should not lift heavy weights (most definitely poppycock) then told that the “best way” to […]

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  • First things first, from the deepest crevices of my heart, I apologise for not posting any thoughts or ‘gems of wisdom’ in a while. I have no real excuses but exams and university took some precedence recently. I was tempted to write a blog on the yearly January rush to the gym but soon realised […]

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