Strength training: what’s that?

Image result for strength trainingWith the abundance of choice that we have, when it comes to choosing exercise options, it can be hard to decide what’s important to add in to a workout.

At the end of the day, moving and being active in any way is a great start. However specific types of exercise have some pretty awesome benefits, and strength training is one. Strength training is exercise that uses some form of resistance to make muscles contract which builds strength, anaerobic endurance, and muscle size and shape. Continue reading

Complete strength with loaded movement training

Image result for strength bagStrength training is one of the most popular practices of conditioning. When people decide they want to lose weight, gain weight, perform better, or exercise for better health, strength training is likely to be considered. When we think of strength training, we think of gyms and weight rooms; and when we think of gyms and weight rooms, we think of weights. And when we think of weights, we think of lifting. Continue reading

Keep well this winter by keeping active indoors

It’s not an uncommon story; the best laid exercise plans being derailed by inclement weather and low temperatures. That run or walk gets put off and the heater gets turned up.

Let’s face it, sometimes the heat pump is more attractive than the outdoors. However, there is no better way to stay warm and stop your energy levels slumping mid winter than with a regular exercise session. Continue reading

I’ll just work it off tomorrow, it’ll be ok..

img_6609Sound familiar?

Well have a look at this picture then. This person has just run 3.1miles, which is just over 5km. They did it at quite a decent pace: 9:15 minute miles which is just over 5 minute / km. that’s around 30 mins of hard running.

Consider this for a moment. Continue reading