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Reflections from a Meeting with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Today I had the privilege, no the honour, of meeting the Greatest Explorer on the planet.

Making an understated entrance, Sir Ranulph Fiennes was intriguing and captifying from the outset.

Retaining a mild South African accent from his first 12 years living in the southern hemisphere, he talked through his teenage years learning essential climbing skills on the Eton drainpipes, introducing through dry wit his appetite for the mischievous and his inability to learn academically.

Turn around Idris…

There’s a number of reasons why the likes of Idris Elba and Rachel Riley are amazing – but their awesome acting skills and mathematical genius aren’t the only reason they’re getting attention from the press and physios alike.

They were both winners in 2017’s ‘Rear of the Year’ competition. And although the competition is supposed to be a bit of fun, there’s a very serious reason why working on your behind is really important for your health to prevent conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica and knee pain.

Through my eyes as a physio, the Gluteal Muscles (your buttock muscles) are winners year after year. They are one of the most important features of the human body and their strength and control has enabled us from moving around on all fours to having the bipedal athletic prowess that separates humans from the rest of the ape species.