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Training Articles - Conditioning

  • Enjoy Keeping Fit
    Being health conscious and physically fit are important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is also equally important to make sure that you follow certain safety guidelines and procedures.
  • The Benefits of Yoga for Professional Athletes
    Betty Barker explains why Yoga techniques like mindfulness and breath control have started making their way into the world of professional sports.
  • Gaining Muscle Without Gaining Weight
    Sally Perkins explains how by paying close attention to what you eat and how you work out can help you to bulk up while burning fat.
  • Muscle Foam Rollers: Are they useful?
    Nurse Susan provides an overview of the use of Muscle Foam Rollers.
  • The Benefits of Camping
    Paul Aitken provides an overview of the benefits of camping for families and kids.
  • Push Ups for Women
    Push-ups are incredibly beneficial for your health. This callisthenic exercise calls all major muscle groups in your body to action; with a focus on your chest, your core, triceps and anterior deltoids.
  • Regeneration Sessions
    Examples of regeneration sessions that will help reduce the psychological and physiological stress to help an athlete perform at optimal levels throughout the season.
  • An Effective Fat Burning Routine
    An effective training protocol that will help boost HGH (growth hormone) levels and initiate lipolysis (fat burning), all provided you are in a fasted state.
  • Functional Fitness
    Joe Fleming provides an overview of functional fitness and the benefits of these workouts for you.
  • The Future of Sports Could be Very Unhealthy
    Paul Aitken considers the impact of eSports on our health.
  • Home Gym Equipment
    Nurse Susan provides an overview of the eight pieces of equipment that every Home Gym should have.
  • Kickboxing Circuit
    David Hulsey considers the reasons why a Kickboxing Circuit is the best option for women on the go.
  • Fit for Life
    Jen Fox identifies Seven ways of training your body prepares you to be fit for life, regardless of your age.
  • Train, Prepare and Conquer

    Joseph has spent years building up his endurance and mastering the art of hiking, from small day treks to half a month Himalayan expedition. He has done it all in the past 10 years and today he can proudly say he has witnessed the glory and fierceness of Mother Nature like many people have never seen. Today, many close friends and acquaintances ask him for advice on how to hike. His answer always remains the same - train, prepare and conquer.

  • HIIT - Is it worth it?

    Raul Stones looks at High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and considers: is it worth it, does it work effectively and are there any drawbacks?

  • Cool Down Key Points

    Nurse Susan provides key information about the five things to do after every workout for maximum results.

  • Three important parts when performing any exercise
    Johan Hansson explains why it is important when performing any exercise, to ensure you prevent injury, work the correct muscles and have a proper diet.
  • How to Achieve a Flat Stomach
    Many people who set their sights on a flat stomach or perfect abdominal muscles (abs) often immediately head to the gym and set out to do as many crunches as they can. However, what a lot of people do not know is that in recent years dieticians and scientists alike have discovered that a flat or defined stomach can only be created with the right combination of diet and exercise.
  • Treadmill Workout Tips
    Emily Brathen provides eight tips to help you achieve a more productive treadmill workout.
  • What is next for Tony Bellew at Heavyweight
    Aiden McGrath considers the future of boxer Tony Bellew as a heavyweight.
  • Jump to It
    Ted Raymond looks at a way of maintaining your health through an amazing sports activity - Jumping.
  • Benefits of Running
    If today an offer was placed on the table and you had to choose between going to the gym and going out for a jog, 90% of you would prefer hitting the gym. However, do you know that running/jogging has greater benefits to the body than you can imagine?
  • Training to be a Wrestler
    Proper body conditioning is essential to be a successful wrestler. Most wrestling moves require flexibility and muscle strength. If you achieve a good level of physical fitness, you will be able to handle your opponents better during a wrestling match. Below are some aspects of physical fitness that wrestlers observe when building their bodies.
  • Fitness for Traders
    The human body operates according to circadian rhythms or cycles that are completely at odds with the non-stop 24/7 nature of the trading market. Mess with those cycles, and the consequences can be serious. Aching muscles, tiredness and headaches are bad enough in and of themselves. But when they are accompanied by increased feelings of distraction, anxiety and even depression, it does not take a genius to see that your trading activity is certain to be affected too.
  • Staying Healthy
    Jenny Richards looks at the benefits of maintaining personal health records and some tips on how to stay healthy.
  • Go Wild in the Country
    Dr. Matt long provides an insight into the benefits of cross-country running.
  • How to Train with a Friend
    One of the best decisions you can make after deciding to start training is choosing a partner to train with. Many studies have shown that working out with a partner or a group ensures that you will work harder and longer than you would if you were doing it alone.
  • The Evidence for Increasing Cycling Endurance with Supplements
    Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, as a distance cyclist you will no doubt be interested in ways to maximise your endurance. While there are steps you can take towards this through modifying your dietary intake to ensure you have the optimal balance of carbohydrates and protein, adequate fluid on board and a rich supply of performance-enhancing micronutrients, there is a lot of interest around the role that various supplements can play in promoting cycling endurance.
  • Yoga misconceptions
    Yoga has been practiced for many centuries. It is a traditional Eastern practice that offers numerous health benefits regardless of age and fitness level. Yoga is a particular exercise system that includes a number of subtle postures and stretching poses to strengthen most of the body parts. Many people are under many misconceptions about the conventional yoga practice. They like the graceful poses but hesitate to participate in Yoga because of the widespread false impressions about the practice.
  • Essential Components of Exercising
    To receive the maximum benefits from your workout regimen you need to focus on your breathing and posture.
  • The Basics and Benefits of Pilates
    Pilates focus on strength building, controlled breathing, flexibility and meditation. The key is to control the muscles and mind together. Nowadays, Pilates has become one of the most widely practiced exercise systems globally.
  • Staying fit by cycling to work
    Choosing which method of transport to travel to and from work can be difficult in a country where the weather is notoriously unpredictable. The only thing worse than being stuck in traffic on a blazing hot summer's day is cycling through the wind and rain during a blustery autumn morning. So why cycle to work?
  • Benefits of a Multi-Planar Movement Exercise Program
    When developing fitness and conditioning programs for both athletes and everyday recreational exercisers, traditional training protocols have often focused upon splitting the body into distinct 'parts' and exercising muscle groups separately and independently of each other in order to achieve results. Yet as our knowledge of the human body has continued to evolve, a much newer way of thinking looks at addressing the body as a whole, training the body for better movement and mobility - thereby ensuring a stronger and more resilient body.
  • Accessories & Training Comfort
    Athletic training is all about technique and dedication. However, in many cases, your comfort and success also depend at least on your equipment. Here are a few tips and examples of equipment and accessories that can be beneficial to your training.
  • 4 Exercise tricks to beat the winter darkness
    From about November until the second Sunday in March, we have to combat the gloom we face in the evening after work. Ron Fritzke provides advice on how to exercise now we have dark winter nights.
  • 10 Core Stability Exercise Workouts
    The "Alfa Romeo" Workout
    The "Aston Martin" Workout
    The "Audi" Workout
    The "Bentley" Workout
    The "BMW" Workout
    The "Buick" Workout
    The "Lotus" Workout
    The "Mercedes Benz" Workout
    The "McLaren" Workout
    The "Morgan" Workout
  • Modern Stretching for Football
    Anyone involved in soccer knows that flexibility is one of the primary components of fitness. We all know you should stretch before and after practices and games. But old methods still might permeate so it is time to move forward. Ten years from now there will be a whole new set of new understandings and training methodologies to work from. That being said, many principles seem to have staying power.
  • How does stretching affect an athlete's performance?
    Stretching has been thought to prevent injury and improve athletic performance. Unfortunately, what most people do not know is that isolated stretching immediately before exercise may impair a person's strength and power and has no effect on injury prevention.
  • Interval Training - HIIT or Miss?
    The Work to Rest method uses a set time interval for the work period and a set time interval for the rest period. Ratios are determined, and the athlete or client rests for one, two or three times the length of the work interval before repeating the next bout.
  • A solid mix of Satisfaction and Routine
    From past experience, I have noticed extremely better fitness results from learning to love what it is that you do. For some people, this could mean simple written/routine free-weight exercises, starting with chest and ending the week with arms. For others, it is about hopping on that bike and/or treadmill and running 5 miles a day. So how can you get fit and enjoy the experience?
  • What is an appropriate medicine ball training exercise program?
    Rob Thickpenny provides an overview of a program of medicine ball strength and conditioning exercises for all track and field event groups in the general and specific phases of training.
  • Cross-Training: Is it an effective alternative for runners?
    Many athletes and trainers have wondered if there is a significant difference when training for competition, between running and cross-training. If the athlete or trainer implements cross-training, will the athlete regress, maintain, or improve from their present level of fitness?

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