Benefits of Running

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Running is an awesome way to get fit . In fact it is probably the best way. If you look at Elite athletes like boxers and soccer players, they run a huge amount in their training. Running is also a great fat burner. Of course the further you go, the more fat you burn and […]

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The Pros and Cons of different stretching methods

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Static stretching is the best known form of stretching. While performing static stretching a relaxed muscle is brought under tension. This tension is maintained for longer periods of time (around 30 seconds) after which tension slowly decreases. Advantages – Effective in increasing ROM (range of motion) Disadvantages – Increased risk of injury when performed before […]

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It’s Marathon Training Time Again

Gold Coast Marathon Training Techniques

It’s Marathon training time again on the Gold Coast. Having run a few 42km ‘s myself , I know what it’s like to be part of such a great event. If you are running the 42km, then I would hope you have done the training , so it should be a matter of course. Here […]

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How to banish back pain

Banish Back Pain

I’ve been saying it for years but now a study has been done and scientists have come up with the conclusion that Regular exercise is the best way to treat back pain. The study has shown that stretching, muscle exercises and stamina training are far more successful at tackling lower back pain than other treatments. […]

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Training Tips

Energy for Training

Exercise tip of the week With an engine running on only fumes you won’t even get out of the driveway. First, your body temperature is lowest in the morning so you take longer to warm up, which protects you from injury. Second, your cortisol levels are highest early in the day, Cortisol is a stress […]

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Don’t use time as an excuse.

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Using time as an excuse to not exercise?   Try this little circuit, it uses the whole body plus you get a good cardio workout as well.   Perform each exercise for 30 secs at a good speed:   Push ups, running on the spot, lunges (alternating legs), dips, jump squats, burpees (everybody’s favourite) and […]

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Briggsy Says:

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  “Decide: Never settle for less than you can possible be.   You don’t have to be what other people want you to be!   Create your own future.   Most people know what to do, but they don’t do what they know!   Take action now”

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Machines vs Free weights

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Machines Vs Free Weights:   Age long debate that comes around in cycles, first machines were better then free weights were better, I”m sure that in the not to distant future machines will be there again. Here are the pros and cons for both:   Machines: PROS – Easy to learn and use, Isolate muscle […]

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Running Tip

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Running tip.   For long distances , 10 km or more, make sure you eat enough carbs.   Approx 10 grammes of carbs for every kilo that you weigh , this does depend on how fast you go .   These are used to sustain energy throughout your run .   Choose low GI carbs […]

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