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The Mechanics of a Squat

A squat is a full body movement that works just every muscle group in the body. It mimics a lot of natural movement patterns in everyday life.  We’ve been squatting since we were babies, as we get older and learn to sit in different position during the course of a day and repetitively our ability to […]

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Stretching those Hamstrings

Hamstring tightness is a common issue especially for those who participate in prolonged sitting. For those with a need or desire for increasing hamstring flexibility and hamstring strength, the individual’s foot position may be an important factor to take into consideration during exercises. There is a common misconception that “grabbing the toes” is a key […]

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Stretching at work

If you work in an office, the chances are you’re spending a minimum of 8 hours sitting down – that’s 40 hours a week. If you think about it your daily routine might sound something like this. You drive to work, sit down at your desk for at least 6 hours, drive home, and sit […]

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Strength training doesn’t have to be just for the grown ups!

Strength training for kids doesn’t stunt growth. It strengthens bones and connective tissue, which reduces the risk of injury when engaging in other physical activities. For children, strength training has been shown to improve self-esteem and focus. In one study, overweight children who began a strength training practice were more likely to continue than overweight […]

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Lifting is good for you!

Did you know Only 9% – 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines PHYSICAL ACTIVITY · Doing any physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount. · Be […]

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Muscle Memory – What is it exactly?

Muscle memory is best described as the process where the muscles become accustomed to particular movements over time. This process is achieved by building neural pathways that will give the muscles a sense of: muscle memory it is essentially is an unconscious process. This is extremely important for different types of sport training and the […]

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Learning to Run- Tips

Warm-up – 10 minute walk – Warming up before running is essential. This warm-up walk will get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. Easy jog – 30-60 seconds Starting with a slow, comfortable jog will allow you to focus on your technique and breathing. Breathe deeply into your belly, rather than just into […]

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