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Treadmill Safety 101: How to avoid getting injured

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It only takes a momentary lapse in concentration and you may find yourself the subject of a viral video treading on YouTube. Walking or running on a treadmill seems like a pretty easy concept. Get on, select a programme and press start. But if you’re a beginner working out on a treadmill you’re not overly […]

The only 12-week plan you need for marathon season (part 1)

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Running season is looming over the next few months, with time ticking away for many of you to start your preparations for races and marathons. One thing that many do is bite off more than they can chew, stepping into races full on without proper training or preparation. As such, having an effective season of […]

Here’s a fun way to train through injury

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Injury is a very common occurrence when it comes to sport or fitness. A pulled hamstring here and a shin splint there sometimes means that you’ll have to give up training for a brief period of time and focus on recovery. That may not be the most ideal, especially if you are a sports enthusiast. […]

7 foods that fire up your metabolism

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It’s no secret that a fast metabolism plays a role in achieving a killer body; the speed at which your body burns calories and converts fuel to energy affects the rate at which you lose or gain weight. Essentially, a faster metabolism makes your cells rev harder, allowing you to maintain or lose weight more […]

Why weight cutting for mixed martial arts & boxing is dangerous

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When a healthy 18-year-old Australian dies from preparation for a Muay-Thai fight, it’s time we start taking weight-cutting seriously. On November 10, 2017, Jessica Lindsay collapsed half an hour before a weigh-in to check whether she would meet the 64kg limit for a Muay-Thai match. Four days later, she was dead. According to Perth Now, […]

Stay fit with micro-movements

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You may be meeting your fitness goals and you may be working out in the gym for hours on end; however, you may not realise that the movements you make throughout the rest of your day are just as important. Cue in micro-movement exercises, like fidgeting, which are extremely important for setting your body up […]

Are you match fit or only halfway there?

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Read on to ensure you’re ready this season.  You may have been on holidays for a while, or been playing matches on a casual basis with a couple of friends. But now, pre-season and sign-ups are here and you need a solid plan for getting match fit. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how you can […]

4 Best YouTube Channels When You Can’t Afford a Gym Membership

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Workout at home Belonging to a gym can be expensive, particularly if you’re only going once in a blue moon. The average Australian spends approximately $60 a month on gym memberships (and that’s the low end of the scale), Add in a personal trainer, let’s say $70 a workout for a trainer that’s got experience, […]

What’s the deal with barefoot running shoes?

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Barefoot running shoes have been around for a few years, but lately, they’ve gained popularity as advocates claim barefoot running as the “real” way to run. However, the support for these shoes is divided, with some researchers doubtful. Barefoot running shoes – or minimalist footwear are based on the idea of going back to the […]