Tag: Training

5 Reasons to Jump in the Pool and Swim More Often

What’s your flavour of exercise routine? Do you like cardio? Building strength? Endurance training? Whatever it is, you’ve probably got a whole list of exercises that you do regularly in order to maintain your current body weight and strength. However, if you don’t, then you’re probably in that stage of fitness where trying to find the right exercise routine is taking far too long. Browsing the internet, bouncing between personal trainers and listening to conflicting advice from fitness friends can muddle all of the information in your head. If only there was a simple, relaxing exercise that gave you the results you wanted, be it weight loss, muscle building or increased stamina. Well… there is.

Swimming!

Taking a dip in the pool is perhaps one of the best ways to reach all kinds of fitness goals. Not only is it one of the cheapest forms of exercise to get involved with, it’s also a fantastic group activity to indulge in with your friends or family—even the kids can join! It’s a lot of fun, it can be taken seriously or just as a hobby, and it’s easy to learn. So without further ado, here are 5 reasons why you should swim more often.

Your Body Is An Engine, Give It The Right Fuel

If you put diesel into a petrol engine, your car isn’t going to run properly. Your body is exactly the same. If you want it to run at peak performance, you need to put the right fuel into it. We all know the benefits of cutting fat out of your diet, but too often, we focus on what we shouldn’t be putting in our bodies instead of what we should. It isn’t always about calories and protein; there are so many different parts of your body that all have their own specific requirements, and they all contribute to the overall state of your health. Building muscle and burning fat is only part of the battle, you need to start eating these foods to make sure everything else is in perfect working order.

How to Build Muscle Faster

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Building muscle is one of the most common fitness goals for all kinds of people, but it is also one that requires a good deal of commitment and effort. And if you are going to be investing all this extra energy, you want to make sure that you are doing the right things to get you to your goal in the most efficient way possible. Though there is a whole range of different advice out there that is specific to different muscle groups, here is some information to provide you with a good overview.

Guest Post: Why You Should Exercise Outdoors

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Every day we lose more and more contact with nature. We mostly live and do the majority of our daily activities indoors or inside some sort of transport. All of this considered, it is no wonder that more and more people are taking the most natural thing we all do – exercise – outdoors. There is an increase in group workouts taking place in parks and more and more outdoor gyms, especially when the weather gets nicer. And it isn’t just because of the atmosphere – there are plenty of benefits to exercising outdoors, and here are just a few.

Guest Post: Reaching the Plateau – And Overcoming It

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If you’ve tried basic diet and exercise to shed unwanted pounds, chances are, you are no stranger to the weight loss plateau dilemma. When we first alter our diets by cutting calories and adding a side of exercise, we tend to shed pounds quite rapidly. Yet, once we get down to the nitty gritty of shedding those last ten to 15 pounds to reach our goal weight, we then learn that it’s not nearly as easy as it was in the beginning. That’s because once our body starts to reach a comfortable weight, it becomes more difficult to shed the rest of those pounds.

Bob Hoffman (1943) – How to Build Super Strength, Health and Development with the York Leg Developing Course

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Never afraid to promote his own products in line with good workout advice, Bob Hoffman and York Barbell were once the go to suppliers of knowledge within the Iron Game. A position Hoffman often used to great financial and sporting advantage.

Nevertheless Bob and his team did produce some good pamphlets on training as evidenced by the following course. Aimed primarily at the beginner and intermediate, the programme stressed good form, heavy weight and progressive training as the trifecta needed to build a solid and muscular base. So without further adieu, here is Hoffman’s Leg Developing Course in an abbreviated form.