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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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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Mental Conditioning

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We Are All Unique.   Everyone of us is different to each other with our own personality and ability to think, act and do thing with our own creativity and spontaneity.   However, something has happened to most humans to prevent us from being the totally unique beings that we are. I put it down […]

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High Antioxidant Fruits

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6 of the Best High Antioxidant Fruits   Incorporating antioxidant fruits into your diet can be very beneficial for your health.   Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals found in food which can prevent or slow down oxidant damage (free radicals that can cause damage) to our body.   Oxidation can lead to serious, long term […]

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