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Lunge Combination for Effective Workout

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The most effective workouts I believe are high intensity using exercises that work multiple joints at the same time, by involving as many muscles in the shortest time possible, you will burn more calories faster and and gain lean muscle as well. The bread and butter of many a fitness program and one of the best, is the lunge. It targets the quadriceps and the glutes most intensely, but also hits the hamstrings, calves and core, improves lower limb function, and even improves running speed. Another great feature is its back-friendly, because of the need to keep your back straight and…

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Natural Adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance

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Natural adaptogens to improve Health, Strength and Performance There are several herbal and natural alternatives to help  boost energy, reduce fatigue, improve athletic  or counteract stress – these herbal remedies are called “adaptogens.” The term was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. Lazarev thought that adaptogens should: Produce a nonspecific (total body) response that increases resistance against harm from physical and emotional stress (disease, anxiety, etc.) Have a normalizing effect, improving the function of many body systems Be nontoxic, causing no significant…

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VertiMax Training with Pro Boxers Derry Mathews & Thomas Stalker

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Like a kid with a new toy, I am having lots of fun training The Pro Boxers on the new VertiMax Trainer that arrived here in MGM last week. The VertiMax is reputed to be the world’s leading athletic training system for developing speed strength and explosive power to fully develop athletic performance in any sport. If you want to run faster, jump higher, throw and kick further or swing a bat faster, the VertiMax V8 is so versatile it can individually target each of those movements and develop them like nothing else. In addition to radically developing measurable performance parameters,…

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Power and Muscular Endurance with Stephen Simmons – Pro Boxer

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Scotland’s Stephen Simmons takes on Wadi Camacho in Glasgow, tonight live on Sky Sports 3, as part of the Ricky Burns undercard and considering there is no love lost between these two, it looks like there could be fireworks in this WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title fight, and I’m backing my man Stephen for this one. As his strength and conditioning coach here in MGM Marbella where he has been camped with Danny Vaughan,  I have watched him put in some monumental training sessions and have no doubt he’ll do the business tonight. I believe MGM Marbella is the best training…

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4 Main Components of a Strength and Conditioning Program

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There are four essential components in every strength & conditioning program which any good strength and conditioning coach will use. These four principle movements build a solid foundation which you will need as a competitor or even in your normal routine to perform your daily activities. 1. Pre-training/cool down Exercises It’s very important to warm up the body before any exercise program, and your warm up exercises should be related to what exercises you will be doing in your main training. They can be warm-up drills, mobility drills, flexibility movements and sport-specific drills. These exercises will increase the range of…

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7 Top Tips to Boost Endurance and Stamina

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Boost Enduarance and Stamina A lot of people think of endurance and stamina as cardio activities like running or cycling. But that’s only a small percentage of it — you also need to improve your strength. i.e. By building your leg muscles, you’ll be able to propel yourself further in every step you take while running. The extra muscle also helps absorb the impact that would otherwise put stress on your joints, so here are seven tips to boost your endurance and stamina.   1. Strength days and cardio days combination. The more muscle you can get working, the more…

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