Fitness & Training Articles

  • Five Benefits Of Cold Weather Training

    Cold Weather Training

    As winter creeps up, the prospect of running in cold weather is sometimes far less appealing than staying inside with home comforts. However exercising in cold weather provides an additional array of health and athletic benefits, enhancing the multitude of benefits that sport provides.

  • Yoga for Athletes: Warrior One Pose

    Warrior One Pose

    The extensive benefits of yoga are well publicised in modern media, and it has become a firm mainstay of Western culture. However for those who have never practiced yoga before, highly effective poses that are particularly beneficial to the needs of athletes are easily accessible, and can make an effective addition to a post-training muscle-recovery protocol. This Warrior pose benefits the upper and lower body and is simple to perform.

  • What are the Benefits of Barefoot Running?

    Barefoot Running

    Across the running community, people are beginning to ditch their expensive, high-tech running shoes in favor of taking to the streets to run barefoot (or the closest alternative). But why is barefoot running becoming so popular and what do people hope to gain from doing it?

  • Carbohydrate drinks explained

    Sports drinks explained

    Carbohydrate (CHO) is important as an exercise fuel. Having enough fuel to supply the body is essential to be able to perform optimally and combat fatigue or tiredness, which could lead to injuries. Sources of carbohydrates can be found from solids and liquids. In some cases, we need to have more than just plain water to help us exercise, concentrate or perform optimally. Sports drinks, sports gels or juices can help us achieve this.

  • How important is sleep?

    Sleep and sports training

    There are many reasons why sleep is important, as it improves overall health and wellbeing and enables individuals to perform. It helps our brain to function and affects many different systems within our body from our emotional state to our physical state. The amount of sleep we require depends on what stage of life we are at, with a newborn requiring approximately 16 hours a day and an adult requiring around 7 hours a day.

  • Six Hot Tub Benefits

    Hot Tub Blog

    Hot tubs or Jacuzzis have physical and mental benefits which can improve overall health. They are accessible in most spas, gyms, and hotels but are now becoming more and more popular at home. Some hot tub health benefits include reducing muscle and joint pain, aiding recovery in sports and helping improve performance. Here are six reasons to justify buying one.

  • Vibration Training

    Vibration Training

    Whole body vibration (WBV) training has become a popular method of training over the last few years, thanks in part at least to the endorsement of numerous high profile celebrities (Madonna and Elle MacPherson to name just two!) and extensive media coverage. But what exactly is WBV training, how does it work and does it really work?

  • Could you spot Concussion?

    Could you spot Concussion

    Have I or someone else got Concussion? – How to tell pitch side if you or someone else needs to stop playing. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should not be ignored. It happens in many sports and can be from a contact or non-contact injury and is typically from rotational or linear forces transmitted to the brain.

  • 5 Tips To Avoid Running Injuries

    Top tips for avoiding running injuries

    It’s that time of year again where many people set New Year’s resolutions that often include losing weight or getting fit. Many try their hand at running, which is an excellent free exercise (well, almost free anyway) and can be a great way to improve fitness. Here is our guide to help you avoid running injuries and stay injury free.

  • 6 Top Tips to Avoid Getting the Flu

    Avoiding the Flu

    People often ask, what’s the difference between the common cold and the flu? How can I avoid getting ill before an important competition or exam like everyone around me? Is it as simple as not going outside in the cold with wet hair? Here we give our top tips for avoiding the flu.

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