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Myth Buster – Crunches for core

Maybe it’s the wrong time of year to talk about this kind of stuff but I’m going to run my mouth now for a good few minutes. Now lots of you out there must think that doing crunches all the time is the best way of improving your core. I mean obviously, if your stomach […]

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Best of the outdoors

Working out does not have to mean you need to lift sledge hammers, weights, alligators or anything else you can find in the gym over your head. Lots of people accustom exercising with lifting large sums of weights and this can have a psychological effect on them. The term ‘exercise’ is just the ability to […]

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Stability in the right direction

How many steps do you take a day?  10,000? 3895? 500?  Or are you not that sad and don’t keep count?  Maybe you guys have a fitbit or a pedometer which keeps count for you to see how many miles you have done.  Either way, if each one of us counts the amount we use […]

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A break down of a deadlift

Most of us know that deadlifts are a good test of strength.  This exercise is very common in the gym.  The guy in the corner shouting..yeah he’s the one doing a million kg deadlift !  Nevertheless, whatever weight you lift for the deadlift, you want to carry it out with the best possible technique.  Deadlifts […]

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Stretch compounds to ease muscle and joint stiffness

For everybody who participates in a sport or regular activity they will experience muscle stiffness and joint pains.  For those who address this and don’t like the feeling of walking like a donkey they will stretch out the area of concern.  However, stretching that muscle itself might not be sufficient enough or efficient to ease […]

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Kill 2 birds with 1 stone…or more

Yeah don’t literally try to do this!  It probably won’t happen anyway… So what do I mean with this statement ? Everyone has heard or used this saying (except the ‘or more’ bit) and it means to make your life easier and more efficient.  This can also be used within the fitness industry believe it […]

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Who’s slouching now ?

By now you guys know a little bit about nutrition, exercises and general lifestyle pointers.  Now let’s dive a little bit in to muscle groups and how they communicate with each other.  It’s not boring honest! If you didn’t already know, our muscles work in conjunction with each other to execute movement patterns.  Just like […]

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Deep breaths – The key to performance

Now I don’t care what you are doing whether you are hitting a punchbag, running a 100 meter sprint, dead lifting a cow or doing yoga..YOU HAVE TO BREATH! Yeah I know this sounds strange and pretty obvious that yes breathing is compulsory and we don’t need to think about it….or do we ? Let’s […]

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