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Exercise Progressions: The Pull Up

15 March, 2019

Pull ups are one of the most challenging bodyweight exercises to perform, requiring multiple upper-body muscles to work simultaneously to pull oneself up above the bar and back down again. The pull up demonstrates a superior strength to body-weight ratio and is a hugely rewarding exercise to master....

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Should You Drink Coffee Before Exercising?

8 March, 2019

Drinking coffee is a well-established and much loved part of many of our daily routines, with the majority of us not surviving the morning without a cup of our favourite brew. Coffee has become not just something we drink to help us wake up in the morning, but a way of life and a real part of our cu...

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What Is Fartlek Training?

1 March, 2019

Fartlek, a Swedish term for “speed play” is a form of interval training involving continuous activity with randomised short bursts of high intensity efforts. This creative, less structured form of training is a great way to mix up your run workouts and challenge your body to become faster over longe...

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Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training

20 February, 2019

Kettlebell training has been around for decades, and has increased in popularity with the rise of functional fitness training programs. Offering a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise, kettlebell training is an efficient and effective way to workout and improve fitness levels...

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Exercises to Improve Posture

13 February, 2019

Bad posture is an all too common issue for many people. We’ve all been caught slouching, hunching over the computer or just not sitting or standing up straight. Postural dysfunction is when our spine is situated in unnatural positions for extended periods of time, occurring as a result of one’s dail...

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How to Design an Effective Exercise Program

6 February, 2019

When designing a resistance training program for either yourself or clients, there are many considerations that need be taken into account before you hit the gym. Broadly speaking, there are three key components to program design: Environmental factors, needs analysis and program variables/training...

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