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19 November 2012

Do you want to read all about what’s happening in the fitness industry? Do enjoy reading about health, fitness, nutrition and diet?  Do you like getting sent FREE stuff? Do you want a free digital issue? You should sign up for our FREE weekly FITzine…  Each Friday you’ll receive up to the minute fitness information straight to [...]

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22 November 2012

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Food on Friday Vol. 17

25 April 2014

Quinoa is an unusual quasi-grain (actually a seed) that, other than soya, is the only non-animal derived food source that contains all the essential amino acids in meaningful amounts. While is makes a great rice substitute, quinoa (pronounced keen-waa) is a lot more versatile than that! Cranberry pecan quinoa – makes 12 servings Ingredients 2 [...]

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WoW – Thursdays Workout 24/04/2014

24 April 2014

You’ll need a treadmill for todays workout which we call Legs and Lungs… After your warm up, perform the following sequence: 50 full bodyweight squats – knees to 90 degrees Run 500 meters 40 full bodyweight squats – knees to 90 degrees Run 400 meters 30 full bodyweight squats – knees to 90 degrees Run [...]

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Why Cross Train?

23 April 2014

Exercise is an important part of many peoples’ lives. Some people engage in aerobic or cardio exercise such as jogging, swimming and cycling whilst others prefer to lift weights and perform resistance training exercises. Both types of exercises are good for you and have a variety of benefits but, according to the National Strength and [...]

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Training Systems – Pyramid Training

22 April 2014

Training systems are recognized set/rep/exercise combinations that are designed to increase the intensity of your workouts. Often associated with bodybuilding and other “hardcore” exercisers, training systems can take your fitness to a new higher level. But, be warned, training systems are TOUGH! Expect to feel sore a few days after using a new training system. [...]

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WoW – Mondays Workout 21/04/2014

21 April 2014

Today’s workout is a simple time trial to test your current level of aerobic fitness. Run or row 5000 meters as fast as you can. You should complete the distance feeling like you could not have gone any faster. This means you should be working at very close to your anaerobic threshold – the highest [...]

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Food on Friday Vol. 16

18 April 2014

When you are on the go and need a snack, almost everything you reach for is carbohydrate based. Not that carbs are bad – but if you are a hard training athlete trying to gain muscle mass, protein is just as important. You COULD grab a protein shake but personally I prefer to eat real [...]

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Press ups – full

WoW – Thursdays Workout 17/04/2014

17 April 2014

With thanks to CrossFit for this particular workout, all you’ll need is a chin up bar and a stopwatch. This workout hits all your major muscles and 20 minutes and is a great “stop gap workout when time is against you… Perform the following sequence as many times as possible in 20 minutes: 5 pull [...]

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Uneconomical cardio

16 April 2014

Do you use cardio for weight control? Are you one of the many people who run, cycle, swim or do classes to keep your weight under control? Did you find that at first your weight loss was quite noticeable but now it hit a plateau?  If the answer is yes to the above, it’s time [...]

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Try a Triathlon

15 April 2014

Understanding Fitness – Triathlon Modern triathlon, at around 40 years old, is a relatively new sport that involves swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon was not the first multi-event endurance sport however and records show that as early as 1920 athletes were competing in multi-event races although the sports involved seemed to change at the whim [...]

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WoW – Mondays Workout 14/04/2014

14 April 2014

Today’s workout is called the broken burpee because it takes our favourite exercise and breaks it down into its constituent parts… Warm up for three to five minutes of light cardio and then some dynamic stretching Perform 5 sets of the following sequence with 60 to 90 seconds rest between sets… 10 squats 10 squat [...]

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