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Olympic Silver Medallist Vicky Thornley Talks Cross Training Benefits for Rowers

Vicky Thornley talks about two of her go-to cross training activities, as part of her exclusive holistic health series in Rowing & Regatta magazine. Vicky Thornley (c) Nick Middleton Incorporating cross training into your winter training can make you go faster on the water come the summer. I use cross training during the winter and …

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Ellie Piggott’s 2,000m Race Plan

GB rower Ellie Piggott delves into how she prepares for a 2,000m race from tapering to staying focused and everything in between. Photocredit: Pete Reed GB rower Ellie Piggott shares how she maximises her time on the indoor rowing machine and her race tips for a 2,000m, just in time for the Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships. What’s …

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Simple Exercises for Joint Health

1/12 Exercise Can Keep Joints Strong Exercise helps keep joints flexible and strong. It can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. Every pound you lose takes 4 pounds of pressure off your knees and 6 pounds off your hips. If you have any joint issues, ask your doctor before you …

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Protein Powder and 5 Top Picks

Overview While it’s best to try and get your protein from food (rather than from supplements and powders), sometimes we fall short in our diets due to hectic, on-the-go schedules or intense training sessions. In those cases, protein powder can help to boost your protein consumption to the correct level. If you’re searching for a …

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How Henry Cavill got ripped to play Superman

How Henry Cavill got Ripped to Play Superman

  Looper “I’m training two-and-a-half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits” Henry Cavill “Stable fitness requires a wide, solid foundation. The deeper that foundation, the more stable that condition will be, and the easier it is to maintain” Trainer Mark Twight, Gym Jones Henry Cavill had to sleep 9-10 hours every night …

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8 Habits of Highly Fit People

8 Habits of Highly Fit People

Here are some scary stats: More than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and more than half do not meet the physical-activity guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that paints a rather grim picture of the fitness of Americans, what’s going on with the other third …

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The Barbell Glute Bridge and the Dumbbell Glute Bridge

The Barbell Glute Bridge and the Dumbbell Glute Bridge

Whether you do the Barbell Glute Bridge or the Dumbbell Glute Bridge the results are the same – this exercise will strengthen your glutes, core, hamstrings and quads.   lie on the floor with your back flat and your heels as close to your body (butt) as possible at the top of the movement extend …

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How to Glute Bridge

How to Glute Bridge

The Glute Bridge is a pretty basic exercise which targets a number of muscle groups, mainly the glutes, abdominals, lower back and hamstrings. Without adding weight for extra resistance, the Glute Bridge is a very simple, straightforward beginner exercise and one which is often prescribed by physiotherapists for patients looking to overcome injuries, predominantly in …

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Best Butt Exercises – Glute Bridge vs Hip Thrust

Best Butt Exercises – Glute Bridge vs Hip Thrust

Ido Portal’s 30 Day Hanging Challenge – Results

Article by James Ruckert in Straight Talk Fitness Most reviews of 30 day challenges will tell you how hard it was and how sore they were, and how they wanted to quit. I really think Ido Portal’s 30 day hanging challenge shouldn’t be called a ‘challenge’ but more a ‘must do’.There were 2 fundamental reasons …

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