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Darren Rigby
Darren Rigby
Darren Rigby

Darren Rigby

Since being here I have dropped from 25% to 10.1% and I’m over the moon! I’m still aiming to get below 8% but I’m very pleased about how quickly it’s come off!

WHS: What made you contact WHS?
DR: I was basically getting bored at the commercial gym I was going to. There was no structure to my training and felt like I was going through the motions. I also wanted some advice on the injury I sustained to my back which I aggravated by training by myself.
WHS: What do you feel you have achieved at WHS?
DR: One of my main goals was to lose weight and improve my overall fitness and physical appearance. But I quickly learnt that weight is not important and that reducing body fat was the main objective. Since being here I have dropped from 25% to 10.1% and I’m over the moon! I’m still aiming to get below 8% but I’m very pleased about how quickly it’s come off.
WHS: What was your training like before WHS?
DR: I was a member of a commercial gym for over 2 years, training 4 times a week, doing body-pump classes and spinning and what I thought, at the time, was weight training and got no where. I also had a major back injury from 5 years ago that was never addressed and since training here my injury has gone and I’m squatting more now than ever. The structural balance programme was so much harder than I anticipated and its main aim was to strengthen all my weaknesses, which it did very successfully.
WHS: What’s your training like now?
DR: I now have a structure and an end goal in mind. The program is customised to my individual needs.
WHS: What is unique about the training we do?
DR: The training is very personalised to the needs of the individual. It’s constantly adapted depending on the need of the individual and you’re constantly motivated to push yourself. I really enjoy the feeling of sheer exhaustion at the end of a session and feeling like you have really achieved something in the session. It’s something that really annoyed me at commercial gyms; seeing people there going through the motions and not getting anywhere year in year out.

The BioSignature Modulation is by far the most important part of my transformation

WHS: What was your normal nutrition like before WHS?
DR: I used to eat what I thought was quite healthy: Brown bread, brown rice, brown pasta, potatoes. This was in fact making me fat! So cutting them out has really helped not just with the training but how I feel throughout the week at work.
WHS: How has BioSignature helped you?
DR: It has reduced my malt loaf intake! Having regular consults identifies bad eating habits and hormonal imbalances. It gives me something to focus on because prior to BioSignature Modulation all I had was scales which as I’ve found out, doesn’t tell you anything. The main thing I’ve learned is to reduce the amount of unhealthy carbohydrates I eat. What I thought was healthy actually wasn’t!
WHS: What have you learned?
DR: The main thing I’ve learnt is regarding diet and nutrition and the impact this can have on your results. The BioSignature Modulation is by far the most important part of my transformation.
WHS: What would you tell others about your experience at WHS?
DR: If you’re serious about improving your fitness it’s the only gym to come to that guarantees results.
WHS: What makes us different to other gyms?
DR: All the exercises are done here in a particular order for specific reasons. I never really realised the importance of this until I came to train here. You guys also care about your members and their results. Normal ‘commercial gyms’ just take your money and don’t give a toss about you.
WHS: What’s next for you?
DR: I’m still aiming to get to 8% body fat which shouldn’t take too long now. I’m nearly 40 now and I’m finally getting round to sorting out all the damage I did to my health during College and University!

Gains

  • 25% to 10.1% body fat
  • Stronger & Healthier
  • Improved Structural Balance

Sound good to you?

Great – let’s get going! We cater for people all over the country – why don’t you see how we can help you achieve goals like this?


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  • Scar Tissue: Link to Injury & Performance

    Scar tissue, Adhesions & Knots

    All of these words are different, but they all mean the same thing: damaged muscle tissue. We just know it by different words, which in my opinion, makes things very confusing. For the sake of this article, I will use the word ‘adhesion’ as it’s what I use every day when I speak to my clients.

    So what are adhesions?

    Adhesions are tissue that builds up and ties down tissue that need to move freely, affecting surrounding muscles, 3f9535428ca997645a541881709a2905tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. As the adhesions build up, muscles become short and weak and this may lead to injuries somewhere down the line, especially if you do any form of strength training or participate in any other athletic performance. The sole reason for this is simply because you’re more active and use your muscles more than the ‘common person’.

    Adhesions have two ways of building up

    1. Muscle, tendons and ligaments get torn and the body creates adhesions that ‘glue’ the tissue together (necessary part of healing process)
    2. Hypoxia: the tissues in the body are not receiving enough oxygen. This can be due to tight muscles in the body that decreases blood flow, which is what carries oxygen around in the body. Hypoxia leads to free radical accumulation in the muscles, which attract cells that produce adhesions.

    The latter is the most common reason if you don’t have any history of injuries.

    Now you have the basic information of how the adhesions build up, but how do you know if you have any? Below is a list of common symptoms:

    –         Flexibility: do you have decreased flexibility in any muscles? Do your muscles feel short and stiff? Muscle tissue is not as flexible or elastic as normal healthy tissue and will therefor limit your range of motion in muscles and joints

    –         Muscle testing: are some of your muscles late to respond? Muscles always work in pairs (agonist and antagonist), when one contracts (shortens) the other relax (lengthens).  They need to do this at the exact same time. An easy example of this is the squat. If you have adhesions in your hamstrings they won’t lengthen as fast as your quadriceps shortens, this may result in a tear.

    shutterstock_60084796–         Decreased strength: the adhesions act as glue and bind your muscles and fibres together. Less muscle fibres means that you have less strength to produce. The adhesions may also limit joint range, which will compromise depth in your squat and limited range in your log press (which is the most common problem amongst the people I see every day)

    –         Pain: pain can be felt in the involved tendon attachment and/or in a structure compensating for functional changes because of the adhesions

    –         Nerve entrapment: nerves are supposed to slide around or inside a muscle. Because the adhesions might tighten your muscles up, the nerves get trapped and pulled at every time you move, resulting in a not so pleasant pain. The adhesions might also glue your nerves to the muscles. Common symptoms  of this is weakness, numbness, tingling, burning, aching and pins & needles

    If you suffer from these symptoms and would like an assessment & treatment, our Rehab Specialist Pia Rehn is on hand to get you back to full health!

    Simply contact the gym or Pia directly: pia@winninghealthsolutions.co.uk