Building muscle takes more than simply lifting weights. Although weightlifting is part of the critical foundation for building muscle, it’s only one part of the equation. Let me explain… Continue reading
They’ve been commercially available for many years but as food technology and research have moved on, they’re becoming more favoured by those in the know.
High Intensity Training, or HIT, seems to be the latest trend in fitness training, promising big results in a fraction of the time of conventional training routines. So what is it all about, does it work and is it for you? Here we’re going to look at the science behind the claims. Continue reading
To make sure you have a good fitting and comfortable shoe, know what you should be looking for and work with a trained sports shoe fitter to get the best results.
In this article we’re going to look at the top 12 tips to think about when you’re looking for a running shoe.
Power Plates popped up into the fitness market a few years ago. Costing from £2000 to a staggering £10,000 (roughly $4000-$20,000) they’re a serious piece of kit. So what’s all the hype about and what do they do?
In this article we’re going to look at the claims they make and some of the reviews customers are posting.
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a common problem of the hand and wrist. It happens when the nerves that run through narrow channels in the underside of the wrist get compressed. This causes pain, tingling, burning and numbness in the hand, wrist and arm.
Here we’re going to look at what causes it, how it’s treated and what you can do to prevent it.
Ladies, before you read any further, just look down at your Girls and say “hi”! Whether you describe them as “firm and fruity”, “spaniels’ ears” or “puppy dogs’ noses” they need your support – there are few things more disheartening than seeing a woman playing sport or out jogging, with her best assets bouncing like rubber balls.
Here we’re going to look at why we need sports bras – so the answer to the question above is “yes you do” – how to get one that fits well and is comfortable and how to care for it.
What are shin splints?
If you’re a keen runner or keen sports person and you have pain over the front of your lower legs when you exercise, you may have shin splints. The picture demonstrates the site of the pain.
If you have a breathing condition such as asthma, COPD, heart problems or cystic fibrosis (CF) then you know how difficult some days can be. When you’re struggling to do what everyone else takes for granted the days and nights can seem very long and the jobs we have to get on with can seem much harder.
Following a healthy lifestyle, taking meds regularly and having a good technique with inhalers are the cornerstones of good self management for a breathing condition. But one of the most overlooked aspects of respiratory problems is the breathing itself.
What is POWERbreathe?
POWERbreathe is designed to reduce breathlessness, improve fitness and maximise sports performance – all in less than 5 minutes a day. It boasts giving less breathlessness in 3 weeks and better stamina in 4 weeks.
It is a handheld breathing muscle trainer. The manufacturers say that it works for everyone no matter how fit or unfit you are and even Olympic athletes use it.
The POWERbreathe device is a valve system giving a calibrated load to breathe against. Breathing in (inhaling) against the load/resistance forces the valve to open and this exercises the breathing muscles. The calibration allows you to increase or decrease the resistance making it harder or easier.
The mouthpiece is latex-free.