Is This the Ultimate Weight Training Programme?

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The weight-training programme that I am about to reveal is one of the hardest training programmes I have ever encountered and I will be honest, I have never completed the course. It is a yearlong training programme and that in it’s self will be a struggle for most people to complete. I came across this...

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The Importance of Muscle Recovery.

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Weight training and the importance of muscle...

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More exercise achieves more health benefits

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The government guidelines both in the US and UK has been that you need to do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise (dog walking) most days of the week to achieve health benefits. However it is now known that although there are some benefits from this amount of exercise, to achieve the real benefits...

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Circuit training

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Circuit training is basically a range of exercises for different body parts, with little or no rest in between each set. An example would be the completion of movements for the legs, then onto the chest, followed by the back, then the shoulders and so on. This form of training allows you to complete more...

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Walking – the easy path to fitness for the obese

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At the 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine researches presented findings showing the effectiveness walking has on the fitness levels of obese patients. They studied 14 morbidly obese patients and asked them to walk one mile at their own brisk walking pace. All 14 achieved 70% of their maximum heart rate,...

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Weights or cardio – which should come first?

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If you are doing a cardio workout and a weight workout in the same session, do you know which one you should do first? Common practice and generally a good idea is to do a brief warm up on a treadmill or rowing machine before working out with weights. However there is a strong argument...

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How to help stop your employees from getting fatter

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Obesity is a big problem in the U.K, which is affecting the British worker in a number of ways. Workers with strenuous jobs are finding harder to carry out their work efficiently. Disabilities and illness such as inflamed joints, diabetes and heart disease is on the increase. The problem is down to unhealthy lifestyles, including...

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VO2 Max & Lance Armstrong

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Most people today exercise to lose weight but by improving your VO2 Max you will improve your overall health and increase your capacity to lose weight. So what is VO2 Max? VO2 Max is defined as the highest rate at which oxygen can be taken in and used during high intensity exercise. What this means...

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Moving fat from the stomach

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It’s called many things, beer belly, paunch, love handles to name a few but belly fat is an embarrassment for many people of both sexes. The stomach is a primary storage area for fat and is one of the last places the body will give up it fat stores and this is one of the...

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Heart Basics – What everyone should know

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This article is designed to give a very simple description on the heart, how it works and how to look after it. It is intended for those who have very little knowledge of the human body but realise that it is in their interest to know how important and incredible this organ is. WHAT IS...

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