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If you want to post a new 10K personal best, run faster for longer on the pitch or vaporise your love handles, then look no further than interval training. This involves running at a faster-than-normal pace for a set amount of time before slowing down to recover, then repeating this pattern. Boost your cardio fitness with these high-intensity workouts.
Whether you’re a power puncher or a wrestler, explosive power is essential to being a good fighter. That’s why British welterweight contender Dan Hardy spends a lot of time on the plyometric drills that develop it. Hardy uses these to moves to build knockout power. Watch his fight with Rory Markham for proof of their effectiveness.
See off the flab and get into shape with this calorie-torching, kickboxing-inspired circuit. Read on and learn more about fitness.
It's easy to concentrate on blitzing your biceps, but your triceps are actually the bigger muscles in the upper arm. Focusing on triceps exercises that isolate the muscle, such as dips, narrow-grip bench presses and lying triceps extensions, will lead to bigger gains, so that you fill out your T-shirts in double-quick time.
It may sound like unconventional fitness advice but, if you want to run a faster 10K, you should probably train less. Why? We can use the latest training science to post a personal best.
Sometimes it's good to go old school, but sometimes it's old for a reason. If you have any doubt about this, please read the following article to find out what the old-fashioned exercise myths exposed.
Read the following passage to learn how to follow the abs rules to have a great muscle building.
There's more to getting great abs than simply banging out crunches. Here's everything you need to know to reveal your six-pack. Now read on and get it.
The muscles in your abdominal area and around the spine stabilise the body's movements and guard against spine and joint injury. For true fitness you need to target the core as much as the abs when training your abdomen. Do these workouts twice a week for visible results within a month.
So far our 12-week new body plan will have helped you to gain bulk. This means you can forget about trying to bench press the weight of a cow. It's now time to strip away fat and increase muscle density to form a lean, powerful body. But don't panic - we're not going to force you through epic, fat-burning marathons.
The most efficient position for transferring force into the bar to lift the weight is to grip the bar with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Testosterone levels are at their highest 48 hours after lifting weights, according to a study at Baylor University in the US. And the harder you train, the more you increase your natural levels of testosterone, so base your training around compound exercises such as squats, bench presses and seated rows using heavy weights.
To build muscle mass on your legs, no exercise is more effective than the squat. This move forces you to move heavy weights while stabilising your body and involves a huge number of lower-body muscle fibres. For many people in Cheshire the squat can seem tricky, but it's worth practising to ensure perfect form.
If you don' t have the funds or the space to invest in one of the set-ups in our home gym special, don' t worry. Sure, it would be nice to have a big room full of shiny new workout gear, but if that' s not an option, you can still exercise at home on a budget and get the body you want.
Boxing training isn't just about a hitting a bag - you also need to build fitness and co-ordination. Boxing is an explosive sport and a boxer in Cheshire needs to increase the speed of contraction in his muscles to get a powerful punch.
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Boxing is one of those sports popular in Cheshire that targets all areas: aerobic, anaerobic and your mental fitness too. For boxing you've got to be able to last for 12 three-minute rounds, which is 36 minutes of work at a high pace. You need the explosive power and anaerobic capacity to work for short-burst periods.
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Turn your gym strength into energy and speed on the pitch and get stuck in to the opposition. Read the following article and get more information about that.
If you're more concerned with putting on muscle than burning fat, add more weight to these lifts and focus on completing four rounds in the session, rather than as many as you can in 20 minutes.
In this two-part workout you will use explosive movements and mass-building exercises to improve muscle co-ordination. If you follow this plan for four weeks and get some extra lean protein in your diet, you'll get more powerful glutes.
The workout which is popular in Cheshire consists of three circuits. Warm up by running for ten minutes on the treadmill. Do the first five minutes at 25 per cent of your max speed, the second five at 50 per cent.
Can an online music service help your running after an injury in Cheshire? Read on to learn about AudioFuel. It's a running-specific music website which claims to offer performance-enhancing downloadable songs that match your pace to a beat and include in-track coaching.
Not everyone in Cheshire has access to a Vortex Perfect Storm or a Jacob's Ladder, of course, but you can still get a body like Robert Downey Jr's by doing our workout on the right. The key to it is keeping the volume high and going through each set at a steady pace.
Want to know how strong you are, and how to get stronger? Deadlifting is the key. As tests of strengths go, there’s nothing better to judge your power than the humble deadlift. Read on to find more information.
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With a £4,000 budget you might have to skip the wall-mounted HDTVs and monogrammed towels, but there’s no need to compromise on the quality of kit. Your priorities should be buying a good range of weights and at least one good cardio machine.
Having unlimited funds to spend on your home gym might be ideal, but it still leaves questions. What, for example, do you need to include to get the most out of your workouts? The answer is the same sort of kit that you’d find in any other gym.
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The biggest muscles in your arms aren't your biceps. Your triceps makes up two-thirds of the muscle mass in each, so you need to target them if you want to fill out your T-shirts. As well as helping you to look good, bigger triceps will also improve your performance in other upper-body exercises, such as the bench press.