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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Obliques & Booty – Workout Fitness Article

Obliques and booty – get ready to burn them out in 12 minutes with this intense bodyweight session that’s focused solely around core strength. Are you ready to feel the burn? Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if…

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The Physical Performance Show: Braden Currie – Featured Performer: Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Braden Currie – Featured Performer: Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion In episode 175 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Braden Currie – Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion in this featured performer episode. Braden Currie’s story starts with growing up on a farm in a small rural community in New Zealand. Braden had hard working parents who taught him that success in life requires…

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3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Do Cardio When Bodybuilding – Workout Fitness Article

When bodybuilding if you want to lose fat, you must do cardio, correct? At least, that’s what most fat loss experts and personal trainers preach. But did you know that cardio can actually prevent you from getting lean? And that cardio can blunt your ability to pack on new muscle? It’s true! In this evidence-based article, you’ll discover why cardio can have such detrimental effects. In addition, you’ll find out what you should do instead if you bodybuilding or want…

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SPEED – It’s not about the bragging rights – Running Fitness Article

I never get it when the first thing people ask when you complete an important race is, “What time did you do?” Like I get it if they are a running friend, and you have had a prior conversation about pace, or your goals…but when an almost complete stranger asks the question I’m a bit like “I think you are missing the point” Don’t get me wrong I am motivated by times. I set goals. Normally a Gold, Silver and…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yogi’s Shoulders – Workout Fitness Article

This everyday shoulder sequence is a great way to help increase flexibility and release built-up tension after a long day. Put this into your daily routine to maintain happy, open shoulders. Remember to breathe deeply throughout. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do…

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) frequently occurs in runners who have increased their training load, particularly when this involves an increase in hill running and undertaking prolonged speed work. What are the symptoms of PHT? Deep pain over the sitting bone in the buttock Occasional referral of pain down the back of the leg Pain is worse in the morning upon waking and improves as the day progresses…

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Running in the Summer Heat – Running Fitness Article

Running in the heat is something to be taken seriously! There is a lot to keep in mind while you continue to run during the summer months. You cannot run as fast when the temperature rises above 60F/14C. If you slow down 30 seconds a mile for every 5F increase above 60F, you can be the one who is finishing strong and passing other runners at the end. For every second you run too fast during the first half of…

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Link between sporting knee injuries and total knee replacements – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Link between sporting knee injuries and total knee replacements Currently there is a well-established association between knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis (1). Although knee osteoarthritis and knee replacements are not the same thing – the two are heavily linked. For more information, have a read of my previous “Knee Osteoarthritis” blog which you can find HERE>>>. From this concept, it can be argued that if you were to have a knee injury, or multiple knee injuries –…

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How to Recover From a Marathon – Veggie Runners – Running Fitness Article

Well done on completing your marathon! Now comes the hard part… Recovering from a marathon can take days if you don’t do it properly – after my first, I had to wear slip on shoes until Wednesday because I couldn’t bend down to tie my laces… By my second, I’d learned a few lessons and felt good enough to go for a swim 2 days later. Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the years for recovering from…

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Designing a Quality Life to Help You Age Well – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Designing a Quality Life to Help You Age Well Share | Tweet | Share | print | email We all come from different backgrounds and have different health histories.  The key to living the life you want is accepting where your body is at right now.  Some of us have worked hard and exercised (maybe to an extreme) most of our lives.  Others have been too sedentary for too long and desire to get back to a pain-free and in…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Get Out and RUN! – Workout Fitness Article

Get ready for 25 minutes of sun, fun, and run! This running workout has a built-in warm-up and ramps up in intensity at a progressive, but efficient pace. Don’t forget to connect your smartwatch or heart rate monitor to see which ‘zones’ you’ve been training in. Get ready to work hard and reap the benefits. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our…

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How Running Might Hurt Your Gut and How to Fix It. – Running Fitness Article

Running comes with many benefits, which includes shedding excess weight off of the waist. While you may look good on the outside from running, your gut may not be feeling the best on the inside. Vigorous exercise like running can cause those with sensitive GI tracts to flare up with issues. Runner’s gut is real, and it can have you diverting from the finish line to the bathroom stall. Let’s take a look at what causes runner’s gut and how…

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City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? In the previous blog on City2Surf post race recovery, we discussed the importance of preparing yourself as a form of prevention of DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  DOMS is a pain response when the muscle tissue is exposed to an exercise intensity that it is unaccustomed to. In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of preparing your body for the increased exercise load. In the…

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HOW TO PLAN A RACE STRATEGY FOR AN ULTRA TRAIL: TIME SCHEDULE & AID STATIONS – Running Fitness Article

The race strategy for an Ultra Trail race, especially if it lasts for more than one day, such as a 170km competition or the TOR, is really tough. The athlete must have a thorough knowledge of his physical characteristics and he also needs to study the race track and the weather conditions. Analyzing  what happened in other similar competitions, during his training sessions and specific tests performed, it is possible to determine with a certain accuracy the time schedule between one…

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RedBird Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program – Pilates Fitness Article

RedBird Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program RedBird Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program By Lee Valley RedBird will soon begin our sixth year of teacher training. This is exciting and meaningful to us. It speaks to the success of our long-held vision of having the essence of the RB brand philosophy start with our front line staff. Although challenging and labor intensive at times, the efforts required to mold and grow a team of teachers thoroughly educated in anatomy, biomechanics,…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Pilates Core Strength – Workout Fitness Article

Trigger your inner strength and feel inspired from deep within. Expect an ample amount of core work – several plank and boat variations, oblique drills and more! Feel confident and strong within your mind and body. That’s your goal! Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android &…

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The Physical Performance Show: Dr. Stephen Seiler – Sports Scientist – Polarised Training – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Dr. Stephen Seiler – Sports Scientist – Polarised Training In episode 172 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dr. Stephen Seiler – Sports Scientist – Polarised Training in this expert edition. Dr Stephen Seiler is an American Sports Scientist who now resides in Norway. Stephen has been the past Dean of Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Agder in Norway, a former Research and Senior Consultant for…

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Pilates Instruction – Foundation and Individuality — True Pilates Sydney Studio – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Instruction – Foundation and Individuality — True Pilates Sydney Studio It’s no cosmic revelation that every person in the universe is unique in Mind, Body and Spirit. Part of what makes us who we are is from what we see, hear and feel — its individual and personal. Therefore when we talk about Pilates instruction and teaching — all instructors/ teachers are their own person as they determine the focus and approach to a body.At the studio, as a team of teachers we…

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Racing beyond the competition. Why it’s not always about being your fastest – Poppy Cross – Fitness Article

Race noun A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course. The word “race” automatically commands my attention. This four letter word immediately summons a situation in my mind which requires mental and physical peak performance and adequate prep time. Before I run a race a stress response is subconsciously provoked no mater how hard I consciously try to remain calm. This is actually, competitively speaking, a good thing since adrenalin…

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The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity What happens to the muscle following exercise: Strenuous or unaccustomed exercise damages muscle cell structures and impairs muscle function (1). Significantly more damage occurs during eccentric muscle contractions. This is because fewer motor units are recruited and a smaller cross section of muscle is activated to handle the same load as in a concentric contraction. Damage to muscle fibers results in an inflammatory response causing a transfer of fluid to the…

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Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management Depression is becoming more widely and acceptably spoken about, and while there is still lots we need to research to further understand the complexity of depression, there is an increasing understanding of the role exercise plays in its management. With over 100 studies conducted on the role of exercise in the management of depression there is an increasing awareness of the crossover of physiotherapy as an adjunct to managing the exercise…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Summer Stretch – Workout Fitness Article

Relieve stress, calm your mind, improve your posture, accelerate healing, and increase your athletic performance with stretching! With so many benefits, it’s worth finding 10 minutes in your day to dedicate to your body’s mobility. Remember to breathe deeply! Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android &…

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JUST LIKE RIDING A BIKE! – Fitness Article

Road biking through undulating vineyard topography, and during the more stationary moments, unwinding at the glorious Château St. Pierre de Serjac; as far as active press trips go, this was set up to be highly compelling! In the event, it was *so* compelling that I scribed a piece for Women’s Health on the affair (which should go live very shortly, so do keep your eyes open). The experience was extremely well balanced; road biking is unexpectedly demanding from an aerobic perspective,…

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BEING AVATAR FOR THE DAY! – Fitness Article

I want to share an extremely rare behind-the-scenes experience I recently had with Cirque Du Soleil in Finland. They’re the world’s largest & most profitable circus troupe, and I’ve been fortunate to have seen several of their shows – and have been uniformly delighted by their exceptional choreography, their enchanting imagination, and their unbridled connection to the human soul. In Helsinki, I viewed Toruk: The First Flight, at Cirque Du Soleil ahead of the London premier, which debuted last night, on the…

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Percussive therapy can help boost your running and improve your PB – Running Fitness Article

Here Ben McNamara, Theragun’s UK lead shares his top tips on how you can use percussive therapy to fast track your way to faster times  So first of all, what is percussive therapy?  Percussive therapy combines the science of frequency, torque, and amplitude to provide deep muscle relief, reducing tension, alleviating pain and enhancing overall fitness, health and wellbeing. The Theragun’s 40 percussions per second encourage the Gate Control Theory of pain – which blocks pain signals from reaching the brain. How…

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Do I need a personal running coach? – Running Fitness Article

Some runners run for health reasons, some runners run for time to themselves and other runners are running to get fast. If you’re in the third category, chances are you’ve considered whether joining a team or hiring a coach would be beneficial for you. RELATED: I just ran my first 5K. Am I ready for the marathon? Runners who would benefit from a personal coach Lauren Roberts is a Toronto-based physio therapist and owner of The Running Physio who says…

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Workout Trainer: Performance Analysis Deep Dive – Workout Fitness Article

Have you been using Workout Trainer as your go-to sidekick for a fit and healthy lifestyle? Way to go! We want to make sure that our members are getting the most out of their trusted fitness companion, so use this quick read to find out how our latest features can help you stay on your toes for some serious performance gains. Download the new Workout Trainer app update on your Android and iOS devices and see how easy it is…

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Because I’m Training for Something! FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know I was selected to run the Big Cottonwood Marathon (Yes, MARATHON). A week ago, training for a marathon wasn’t my plan for the summer. I wanted to get speed and get back into shape, but I didn’t have any huge goals in mind. I applied for the Team Hylands Big Cottonwood Team because it sounded like an awesome experience. I never thought I would be selected. Big Cottonwood is the…

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Improve Your Balance With These Moves – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

“> This challenge is all about balance exercises. The task is to walk from one end of a narrow surface to the other without looking down, walk backward to the starting point, then finally walk to the middle of your imaginary “balance beam,” squat down as low as you can, and rise back up to standing. After you’ve mastered this, do it all again with your eyes closed. Muscles worked: Balance work strengthens your hip stabilizer muscles, including your glutes…

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How I’m getting back running after a break – Running Fitness Article

Getting back running after a break can be a challenge. After 18 months away from running I’m finding it hard to get back to my previous fitness level. But I have made a start. And there has been some progress. Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing and some tips that might help you. In December of last year, I was in the worst shape of my life. I was juggling a full-time job, 300-mile weekly commute, master’s degree…

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