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Training and the Recovery Process.

Training and the Recovery Process. We all have our own reasons for training, and each of us do so to different intensities, however, what many of us fail to understand is that the most important part of any training routine is the recovery process afterwards. It is during the recovery process that performance ...

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Best Cardio for Weight Loss

There is often a lot of debate over which cardio routine is best for weight loss. The truth is all cardiovascular routines are beneficial; however, there is no question that some c.v. routines promote fat loss faster than others. Different types of cardio; Aerobic (low intensity) cardio – This type of cardio is where your ...

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Getting stronger – How it works

To get stronger you first have to understand or define what physical strength actually is. What it’s not is a single measurement – instead it tends to have three components: The greatest force that is possible in a single maximum contraction The ability to overcome resistance with a fast contraction And the ability to ...

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The Importance of Correct Breathing During Exercise and the Valsalva Effect.

In our daily lives, breathing comes naturally and doesn’t require any thought. We need oxygen, so we inhale, and we need to rid our bodies of carbon dioxide, so we exhale. When you exercise, however, your working muscles demand greater amounts of oxygen and you create more carbon dioxide waste as a result. This results ...

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The Myth; Muscle Weighs Heavier than Fat!

I’ve no doubt if you’re a regular gym goer you’ll have heard the above saying, however that’s not strictly true, as 1 pound of fat still weighs the same as 1 pound of muscle, that’s also true of a pound of bricks weighing the same of a pound of feathers. The difference really is the ...

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Training programs designed to suit the individual

There are a number of reasons why people don’t like training in a gym, and the most common complaints I hear are; it’s boring, I feel intimidated, or in the case of women – “I don’t want muscles like a man”. I can understand all of these concerns; however they can all be addressed. Firstly, ...

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What is Core Stability

We have a core stability class starting at Harton, but what is core stability? Most people think of the core as having a nice six pack or toned abs, however, the abdominal muscles are only a small part of a group of muscles which give us our core stability and strength. The ‘core’ actually consists ...

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